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Why am i not hungry?

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Created July 30, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Fellow paleo dieters. I have been doing paleo exactly 1 day over a week. I have noticed my energy is through the roof. I am feeling absolutely fantastic. But one thing i dont understand is -Why am i not hungry? Where has my appetite gone?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

The carbs are more of a big deal for those of us who are overweight, diabetic or insulin resistant.

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:01 PM

^ That's why you're not hungry.

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on August 12, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Great response Robert. I have been strict paleo for about 4 days now and feel fantastic. And the weight is just falling off. The energy is fantastic also. By strict paleo i mean that i have eliminated carbs to the absolute minimum. Once i have reached my goal i will re-introduce some fruit in my diet. Up to a point.

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:54 PM

IMO carbs are probably a problem for those who have a number of family members with the problems above also.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 30, 2011
at 11:01 AM

Thanx peter. I was worried about the carbs, but had no idea about the rest. Thanx again.

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on July 30, 2011
at 11:00 AM

Thanx for the encouragement julie. I appreciate it. :-)

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on July 30, 2011
at 07:22 AM

Nick, 2 things, 1) paleo is not specifically low carb, therefore there is no "carb limit". Your carbs will depend on your activity levels. 2) pita bread is not paleo, due to the gluten and other nasties. you should be more worried about this than the carbs.

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turkeytyme good answer. It makes sense. I had a souvlaki today. Just hoping the pita bread didnt send me over the carb limit.

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I think so to Eric. My carbs are fairly limited.

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on July 30, 2011
at 05:07 AM

When you limit your carbs you switch over to burning your own body fat for energy. Your body is getting part of its fuel from your own fat so there is less need to eat.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 30, 2011
at 05:13 AM

turkeytyme good answer. It makes sense. I had a souvlaki today. Just hoping the pita bread didnt send me over the carb limit.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 30, 2011
at 07:22 AM

Nick, 2 things, 1) paleo is not specifically low carb, therefore there is no "carb limit". Your carbs will depend on your activity levels. 2) pita bread is not paleo, due to the gluten and other nasties. you should be more worried about this than the carbs.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 30, 2011
at 11:01 AM

Thanx peter. I was worried about the carbs, but had no idea about the rest. Thanx again.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

The carbs are more of a big deal for those of us who are overweight, diabetic or insulin resistant.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 30, 2011
at 01:54 PM

IMO carbs are probably a problem for those who have a number of family members with the problems above also.

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on July 30, 2011
at 04:30 AM

You are doing it right. You likely are eating some fat with each meal and some protein and are being careful with the carbs.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 30, 2011
at 04:47 AM

I think so to Eric. My carbs are fairly limited.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on June 05, 2012
at 03:01 PM

^ That's why you're not hungry.

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on July 30, 2011
at 06:05 AM

You are filling up on foods high in protein and fat, foods that have higher protein and fats keep you more satiated and therfore you feel less hunger. Also, your sugar levels are not constanly spiking and plummeting, which usually cause cravings! Keep up the good work!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 30, 2011
at 11:00 AM

Thanx for the encouragement julie. I appreciate it. :-)

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:00 PM

You are not alone! This is a good thing if you are trying to lose weight. I have been Paleo for 37 days and I am NEVER hungry. I can think of maybe feeling true hunger pains maybe 8 times in 37 days. They weight is falling off and I feel like I am not even trying anymore. I will say that I was able to totally walk away from refined sugar, carbs, dairy and legumes and soy with almost no effort at all. My mind body and soul was ready for this lifestyle.

Strict Paleo is not just stopping the carbs, its is letting go of Carbs, Refined Sugars, Dairy, Soy, Legumes.

Yesterday, I had 3 Paleo Cinnamon Almond Muffins, a Chicken Breast with avocado, and 3 lettuce wraps with Chicken and Veggies and 3 bites of melon. The old carb driven sugar spiked me would have died with out more food. AND I am not even trying just listening to my body and letting it tell me when to eat.

I LOVE this lifestyle! I just finished The Paleo Solution (Robb Wolf) and I am done reading Paleoista(Nell S.) as well. I cant get enough of this lifestyle!!

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on August 12, 2011
at 05:47 AM

the low carb paleo diet doesnt induce the insulin spikes like the homo diabeticus diet does. so, your blood sugar remains at a steady state lower than normal. this leads to weight loss without the sensation of starvation and is the sole reason for the success of the paleo diet. its also why you are allowed to eat as much as you want and not gain weight. its easy to loose weight when your not hungry.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 12, 2011
at 12:12 PM

Great response Robert. I have been strict paleo for about 4 days now and feel fantastic. And the weight is just falling off. The energy is fantastic also. By strict paleo i mean that i have eliminated carbs to the absolute minimum. Once i have reached my goal i will re-introduce some fruit in my diet. Up to a point.

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on July 31, 2011
at 03:06 PM

You body fat is being mobilized and supplying much of your energy needs. Pretty cool, right?

All diets resulting in fat loss are 'high fat' diets. ;)

Paleo makes me much hungrier than a grain-based diet, although I eat up to 300g of fat per day. And VLC paleo makes me insatiable (until I eat some starch). I have lower body fat and always have.

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