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I'm always hungry on Paleo!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I'm sixteen years old, 5'2, weigh about seven and a half stone. Can't seem to eat enough on Paleo and am always hungry. I always seem to be thirsty as well despite drinking way more than I did when I was off the wagon.

I'm not doing it for health reasons; I'm doing it for political reasons. Plus I'm a skinny little midget so I really don't want to lose weight.

I need some ideas for stuff to graze on during the day. I don't generally feel like cooking so could do with something quick that I can just store.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Just bacon? Just chicken or salad? Here's what I suggest: Eat a few eggs with that bacon, throw a bunch of olives in with the salad with an olive oil based dressing, have an avocado with your chicken, and keep eating a huge dinner! You're still growing (probably) so you need to eat more than you think!

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 04, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Either way - it still tastes like paper! :') Thank you for all the helpful advice! :D

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on May 04, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Oh, and steak and eggs is an awesome breakfast. Bacon is not filling, though delicious.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on May 04, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Hey, Jamie Oliver food is better than the crap they had before. That said, I get the salad thing. I like making them for my husband to take to work for the same reason. Try generously crumbling bacon and hard boiled eggs into it. Maybe even something like an apple? Carbs are okay for you skinny active people, and they help to feel full. An apple, bacon, and egg salad sounds pretty good to me. Add some blue cheese? Mmmmm... And some Walnuts. Now I'm gonna have to make lunch. Whole milk Greek yogurt is filling, too. Kind of a dessert :)

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I eat salad because it's easy to put in a pot and take to school, carry round in a bag all day and munch on whenever I get the chance. I don't get much chance to sit down because our form room is closed at break and dinner and we're not allowed to sit in the corridors. And I refuse to sit in the canteen because it's full of Year Sevens and the food they serve is Jamie Oliver-approved - enough to make anyone sick. -.- :D

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Paleo-pups. Gotta love it :D

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on May 03, 2011
at 05:05 PM

i love the growing number of "paleo-pups". i wish i had cared that much about my health when i was young, instead of waiting to feel the effects of an unhealthy life.

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on May 03, 2011
at 03:06 PM

hahaha I'm 17!!! Paleo is actually soooooooo good - the effect it has on the body.

02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:59 PM

I agree, with the caveat that it seems to me we tend to get focused too much on macronutrients There's a lot about how our bodies deal with food that we don't understand, and even a lot that we do that goes way beyond macronutrients. So I think we need to keep that in mind, and thus keep ourselves more open to experimenting with other variables.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:55 PM

@Nico, great comment regarding bone broth-consumption. I totally agree that it brings a whole different type of satiety. And i also agree that, especially for a teenager but for anyone who is not fat, I would say he could up his carbohydrates. And i would just say ditch the salad-meals entirely. I have nothing against salads per se, but they are routinely very low-calorie "meals" and I don't feel they really deserve a place in a teen's eating.

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Better for the planet, animal welfare, sustainability, etc :-)

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:31 PM

just curious- what do you mean by "political reasons"?

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 01:43 PM

Sorry peeps, didn't make myself clear: I know I need to eat fat. I don't know WHAT to eat. Or what MORE to eat.

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 01:32 PM

I generally have bacon for breakfast, salad or chicken for lunch and a massive paleo meal for dinner - my mother's extremely paleo (she's on here actually) so I tended to have paleo dinner before I even started paleo - that's when I'm at school, during the holidays I just eat a lot of leftovers.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:16 PM

how awesome that youre so conscious of food choices at your age! good for you, and holla to your mama for raising such a thoughtful kid!

i often find that im not getting many calories in my day, so ill pack in a coconut milk smoothie in the afternoon, or PWO. i just blend one can of full fat coconut milk with a handful of frozen blueberries and some cinnamon. that usually does the trick. i agree with other comments to add some eggs for brekkie, some avo on your salads. and if youre hungry, EAT! sometimes even a spoonful of coconut manna is enough to make me feel better when im hungry.

good luck!

8c2ed9a35f6c4d35a3552a13ddabec8d

(525)

on May 03, 2011
at 03:06 PM

hahaha I'm 17!!! Paleo is actually soooooooo good - the effect it has on the body.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on May 03, 2011
at 05:05 PM

i love the growing number of "paleo-pups". i wish i had cared that much about my health when i was young, instead of waiting to feel the effects of an unhealthy life.

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Paleo-pups. Gotta love it :D

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02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:38 PM

Not sure why Jimmy recommends less carbs, I was going to say more carbs. I thought cutting carbs was supposed to make you lose weight? I don't know if you're low-carb or not, but it seems like the majority of folks new to paleo go low-carb (probably because of Sisson, Wolf, Cordain, etc.). If you are low-carb, reintroducing foods like potatoes might do the trick.

Other suggestions: I find bone broth extremely satisfying and satiating in a way that few other foods are to me. You can also use it for sauces on meats and put it in lots of other stuff, liked mashed potatoes. You may want to try this, along with some offal, if you can stomach it.I like to make an Asian-style savory steamed egg custard with pork bone broth.

Obviously, slather everything with butter.

Obviously again, don't worry about over-eating. You may want to try upping the quantity of food consumed at each meal rather than grazing. Eat until you are full. Salad sounds very low-calorie to me, even a Mark Sisson style big-ass salad. At least add some meat or seafood to it!

Prefer red meats- I find these more satiating for a longer time, and they're better for you than chicken, or even pork. Maybe steak and eggs for breakfast.

I have no idea if this is true for you, but the thought occurred to me that you might have some hang-ups about food. If this is true, you should deal with that. Being a picky eater is the way to a lot of problems, in my experience.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on May 03, 2011
at 02:55 PM

@Nico, great comment regarding bone broth-consumption. I totally agree that it brings a whole different type of satiety. And i also agree that, especially for a teenager but for anyone who is not fat, I would say he could up his carbohydrates. And i would just say ditch the salad-meals entirely. I have nothing against salads per se, but they are routinely very low-calorie "meals" and I don't feel they really deserve a place in a teen's eating.

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I eat salad because it's easy to put in a pot and take to school, carry round in a bag all day and munch on whenever I get the chance. I don't get much chance to sit down because our form room is closed at break and dinner and we're not allowed to sit in the corridors. And I refuse to sit in the canteen because it's full of Year Sevens and the food they serve is Jamie Oliver-approved - enough to make anyone sick. -.- :D

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 04, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Either way - it still tastes like paper! :') Thank you for all the helpful advice! :D

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on May 04, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Oh, and steak and eggs is an awesome breakfast. Bacon is not filling, though delicious.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on May 04, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Hey, Jamie Oliver food is better than the crap they had before. That said, I get the salad thing. I like making them for my husband to take to work for the same reason. Try generously crumbling bacon and hard boiled eggs into it. Maybe even something like an apple? Carbs are okay for you skinny active people, and they help to feel full. An apple, bacon, and egg salad sounds pretty good to me. Add some blue cheese? Mmmmm... And some Walnuts. Now I'm gonna have to make lunch. Whole milk Greek yogurt is filling, too. Kind of a dessert :)

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on July 14, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Carbs help you maintain/gain weight, and in my experience, fats keep you full. You might need to eat more of both to achieve both goals, but shift to a greater percentage of fats so you won't feel hungry all the time (and typically this is more paleo). Best meal to eat a higher fat meal would be breakfast because it works for most people. Most people have the greatest control over this meal so they'll do it with consistency. Also most people don't mind eating the same or similar things every breakfast, so again, consistency. Try having some greek yogurt, sausages, bacon, and/or eggs. If you ever still find yourself hungry in the afternoon, you can try taking some coconut oil in capsule form or some other paleo snack, such as mixed raw nuts.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:27 PM

I would posit that this is a problem of you not eating enough calories, but i would agree with others here that upping your fat-intake particularly would prolly help with the satiety/hunger pangs. To do that I used to literally dip slices of roast beef or chicken coldcuts into liquid coconut oil and eat it straight like that. Tasty and you can easily get in big calories like that: I mean before you know it you can hit 1000, or 2000 calories in minutes.

Currently on lifting days i eat low-fat and high-carb and definitely feel more hunger on those days then on my lower-carb and higher-fat nonlifting days, further illustrating I feel that fat-consumption in particular brings about higher levels of satiety.

Many people maintain that protein brings about higher levels of satiety, too. These days what makes it easy for me to avoid the feeling of hunger and simultaneously make sure that I get enough grams of protein into my body is just make sure I'm eating a full two pounds of meat per day. For me thats usually two meals, so one pound at each meal. This is easy to measure or estimate and easy enough to get down the gullet. The fat that is attached to that meat, while of course being different every time, usually works out to be enough to satiate me. Then carbs for the remainder of my calories.

02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

(1813)

on May 03, 2011
at 02:59 PM

I agree, with the caveat that it seems to me we tend to get focused too much on macronutrients There's a lot about how our bodies deal with food that we don't understand, and even a lot that we do that goes way beyond macronutrients. So I think we need to keep that in mind, and thus keep ourselves more open to experimenting with other variables.

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on July 14, 2012
at 05:44 PM

How about snacking on salami & cheese or macadamia nuts? Those usually satisfy me when I get hungry during the day and don't require cooking.

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on May 03, 2011
at 02:06 PM

  1. Coconut milk/cream

  2. Heavy cream/butter

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on May 03, 2011
at 01:31 PM

more fat, less sugar and carbs.

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on May 03, 2011
at 01:15 PM

What does your daily menu look like? How's your fat intake?

You're probably not eating enough...

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Just bacon? Just chicken or salad? Here's what I suggest: Eat a few eggs with that bacon, throw a bunch of olives in with the salad with an olive oil based dressing, have an avocado with your chicken, and keep eating a huge dinner! You're still growing (probably) so you need to eat more than you think!

937163a301e4487f64b14982226ff75c

on May 03, 2011
at 01:32 PM

I generally have bacon for breakfast, salad or chicken for lunch and a massive paleo meal for dinner - my mother's extremely paleo (she's on here actually) so I tended to have paleo dinner before I even started paleo - that's when I'm at school, during the holidays I just eat a lot of leftovers.

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