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Not eating a lot

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Been primal for a few months, and I've never really figured this out. I assume you eat when you're hungry and don't when you're not. But this is what I ate today (and usually) 1 egg 4 bacon slices 1 chicken thigh with bone and skin 1 cup kale 1 roast slice 1/2 cup onions

I forced the chicken and kale and I wasn't really hungry. I am trying to lose weight, I'm 275 and female so I'm nowhere near my goal of 125. I don't want to not eat if its a bad idea as I tried IF and was told not to. But what to do if I'm honestly just not that hungry?

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on September 24, 2012
at 10:40 PM

The point is increasing the velocity of the metabolism. It works. It doesnt mean stuffing yourself with high fat or carb meals when you're not hungry, but merely snacking properly for the sake of boosting hormone production. Thanks to whoever gave me a "-1" by the way.

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on September 11, 2012
at 03:09 AM

While I agree that whole foods are better than supplements, as the question was based on the fact that she isn't hungry, more foods didn't seem like the right suggestion. Unless you're suggesting she should replace some of these foods she IS eating with them. As she loses weight and increases activity, she will want to eat more, that's what happened to me. And then, by all means, all those foods are way better than supplements.

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on September 11, 2012
at 02:52 AM

But seriously, eat when hungry, drink water when not.

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on September 11, 2012
at 02:51 AM

Correction: If you're worried about nutrients, buy some leafy greens, seaweed, avocados and other of the many low-carb, nutritious foods. Supplements are very iffy. A vitamin in the mouth does not equal a vitamin in the bloodstream. Furthermore, a vitamin in the bloodstream does not equal a vitamin in the cells, doing its job.

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on September 11, 2012
at 02:49 AM

What's the point of eating when the body isn't ready for food? If she's trying to lose weight, she might as well take advantage of a lack of appetite..

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on September 11, 2012
at 02:17 AM

Just as a side note, it's good to use goals other than weight- "125" is a pretty far-off number, which can be relatively arbitrary. Focus on trying to gain muscle as you lose weight so that you don't lose too much lean tissue. Go by how you look/feel, skin pinch, and possibly waist/hip measurements rather than the scale or the dreaded inaccurate BMI.

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on September 11, 2012
at 05:32 AM

Seriously consider intermittent fasting. Check out Fast 5 and the Perfect Health Diet to ensure you're getting all of the nutrients your body needs.

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on September 10, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Don't eat. How are your energy levels though? See how you feel, eat accordingly. Are you exercising? That usually works up an appetite. Who told you to not IF?

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on September 11, 2012
at 03:22 AM

How is your mood? sometimes we just don't feel like eating when we are feeling down. If you mood is good your body has what it needs and you shouldn't force yourself.

Sometimes when we are down we ignore what our body tells us because we are focused on something else.

doesn't sound like this is your problem but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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on September 11, 2012
at 01:45 AM

Who told you not to IF? If you're not hungry, don't eat. Because you have weight to lose, your body will get it's energy from your fat. If you are worried about nutrients, buy some supplements. When you're more hungry, eat more.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 11, 2012
at 02:51 AM

Correction: If you're worried about nutrients, buy some leafy greens, seaweed, avocados and other of the many low-carb, nutritious foods. Supplements are very iffy. A vitamin in the mouth does not equal a vitamin in the bloodstream. Furthermore, a vitamin in the bloodstream does not equal a vitamin in the cells, doing its job.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 11, 2012
at 02:52 AM

But seriously, eat when hungry, drink water when not.

Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

(7370)

on September 11, 2012
at 03:09 AM

While I agree that whole foods are better than supplements, as the question was based on the fact that she isn't hungry, more foods didn't seem like the right suggestion. Unless you're suggesting she should replace some of these foods she IS eating with them. As she loses weight and increases activity, she will want to eat more, that's what happened to me. And then, by all means, all those foods are way better than supplements.

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on September 11, 2012
at 01:41 AM

This idea that you have to eat all the time is part of the reason people are fat. If you eat right your body will let you k ow exactly how much to eat. If it didn't we would all starve.

Side note. If you don't under eat you won't loose weight, but there is no need to starve. Start eating when you are hungry and stop eating when you are not. Also get your protein. Which is impossible not to do if you eat paleo.

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on September 11, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Best of luck with your goal - it's a big one, but with Paleo I'm sure you'll get there!

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on September 11, 2012
at 01:00 AM

you're 275 with a goal of 125? Keep doing what you have been. When not so hungry, eat, at least a little, for energy's sake! Ensure 4-5 small meals per day, even if some of them are mere paleo snacks. Do this in conjunction with small strength exercise routines (which do make you sweat) and dont look at yourslef in the mirror daily.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 11, 2012
at 02:49 AM

What's the point of eating when the body isn't ready for food? If she's trying to lose weight, she might as well take advantage of a lack of appetite..

0d892cb232c3c7d59699fd10c995595a

(809)

on September 24, 2012
at 10:40 PM

The point is increasing the velocity of the metabolism. It works. It doesnt mean stuffing yourself with high fat or carb meals when you're not hungry, but merely snacking properly for the sake of boosting hormone production. Thanks to whoever gave me a "-1" by the way.

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