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HELP? what do I eat?

Commented on November 29, 2013
Created November 28, 2013 at 12:54 AM

I have been reading and reading and reading about primal/paleo living, and this is DEF the way for me.....Ive made changes where I can, but I am hungry a lot and really dont know what to eat (during the day) I have chronic fatigue syndrome so energy is low so cooking/prep times are an issue. Any ideas?

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on November 29, 2013
at 09:04 AM

Cool, I appreciate the advice! Im loving everything ive read, and ive created some tasty things (despite my total lack of food creativity) and its the most motivated ive ever been to make REAL change. Ive cut out grains few weeks ago and am nearly sugar free, but have a long way to go and many changes to make! PS...I LOVE this site so much!!

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:54 AM

I def need to loose about 20kgs, but I also have severe depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and acne, so im LOST in all the info (contrasting) for these different ailments lol

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:52 AM

good tips! Im finding I dont eat veges during the day. Im only having like smoothies, nuts, maybe bacon and today I had an egg for the first time in maybe 10 yrs, as I have always hated them, but was determined to find a way to eat them, and Taaa daaaa, I did it today :) I am only day 4 (been taking things out of diet and doing MAD research for weeks) FULLY primal eating! I feel pretty yuk to be fair

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:29 AM

Also, for snacks, it really depends on what your goals are? Weight loss? General health?

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on November 28, 2013
at 03:45 AM

Cool thanks for the advice!!

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on November 29, 2013
at 09:00 AM

From what I've read, going too low carb as a woman can mess with your hormones big time, so that you could have a bad impact on your depression and acne. I found that I experienced more anxiety and skin issues when I tried a low carb approach. Right now, I'm focusing more on fats and protein, with moderate non-starchy fruits and veg, and that seems to work for me. But some good snack options for a nice balance of a bit of fat, protein, carb:

slice of high-quality cheese with an apple

few celery/carrots sticks with cheese or a tbsp or two of almond butter, hard boiled egg

hard boiled egg and mini banana (they even have these at my local Safeway) or some plantain chips

To get some extra veg in throughout the day, try some raw French green beans, bell pepper, sugar snap peas, carrots, etc. I'm also a HUGE fan of roasted cauliflower with smoked chipotle sprinkled on (I buy it from Penzey's Spices) and love it both cold and hot!

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on November 29, 2013
at 09:04 AM

Cool, I appreciate the advice! Im loving everything ive read, and ive created some tasty things (despite my total lack of food creativity) and its the most motivated ive ever been to make REAL change. Ive cut out grains few weeks ago and am nearly sugar free, but have a long way to go and many changes to make! PS...I LOVE this site so much!!

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:23 AM

Paleo meals don't have to be complicated. I think a good system is to prep a bunch of food twice a week (maybe Sunday and Wednesday evenings?); Roast a chicken, brown some ground beef (maybe throw some in a beanless chili, like PaleOMG's smoky bacon chili! Highly recommend and super easy) and roast some veggies, both non-starchy (Brussels, cauliflower, asparagus, etc) and some sweet potatoes. Now you can mix and match! Roast chicken, served warm as is, with some veggies on day 1, green salad with some canned olives, a bit of leftover roast chicken, a slice of bacon and some sweet potato wedges twice a week, a beef dish with veggies twice a week, maybe omelets or fish bought day of the rest of the time (fish or shrimp cooks quickly). I find having two huge glass containers of ready-to-go veggies makes my life MUCH easier

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:29 AM

Also, for snacks, it really depends on what your goals are? Weight loss? General health?

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:54 AM

I def need to loose about 20kgs, but I also have severe depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and acne, so im LOST in all the info (contrasting) for these different ailments lol

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on November 29, 2013
at 08:52 AM

good tips! Im finding I dont eat veges during the day. Im only having like smoothies, nuts, maybe bacon and today I had an egg for the first time in maybe 10 yrs, as I have always hated them, but was determined to find a way to eat them, and Taaa daaaa, I did it today :) I am only day 4 (been taking things out of diet and doing MAD research for weeks) FULLY primal eating! I feel pretty yuk to be fair

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on November 28, 2013
at 03:37 AM

first off, i'd pick foods you enjoy eating so this doesn't feel like a "diet." you can feel deprived when you cut out some of the foods you're used to.

i make big batches of meat dishes mostly in the crockpot so i have them for a few days. short ribs, pork roasts, and shredded chicken are my favorites.

i ALWAYS have munchie foods like sardines, tuna, bacon, beef sticks, mussels, deli meats, hot dogs. this is usually when i don't feel like cooking a big meal and i need something fast.

i've recently become a big fan of resistant starches so i have sweet potatoes, potatoes, and green bananas around. i roast a whole batch of potatoes (almost 2 lbs) and then let them cool and make potato salad. i have this with my meat dinner for 4 days.

it's really all about prepping my food before i get too hungry. that way i always have something on hand so i'm not starving.

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on November 28, 2013
at 03:45 AM

Cool thanks for the advice!!

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on November 28, 2013
at 01:52 AM

What do you currently eat, are you looking to lose weight, what about your activity level, and do you have any underlying problems(thyroid issues, IBS etc) ?

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