I have just started Paleo and am on my third day. I'm absolutely ravenous, but I am trying to increase the fats each day until I get used to this new lifestyle. I'm also a distance runner, so I am often hungry anyway.
I woke up this morning and had some sweet potato wedges cooked in coconut oil before my run for some paleo carbs, after my run I re-fueled with a grass-fed burger, had some grass-fed beef jerky later on, then an apple with sunflower seed butter, later a few more sweet potato wedges and for dinner I had a slice of turkey meatloaf and roasted vegetables cooked in coconut oil.
I'm still a little hungry though...should I go for another apple with sunflower seed butter?
asked bySarah_87 (0)
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on June 02, 2013
at 02:05 AM
If it were me, I'd eat all nut butters (except macadamia) sparingly. Most nut butters are tremendously high in inflammatory omega-6 fats. If you're looking for fats and you tolerate dairy, eat some raw-milk cheese instead of nut butters.
I also suggest that for two weeks, you track your eating in some nutrition app. to make sure you're getting enough calories. Lower-carb eating is known to suppress appetite, so you can't rely on it to tell you when or even how much to eat.
Also, cut back on your exercise frequency and duration during the transition period where you're depriving your body of glucose for fuel and your body is building up its supply of fatty-acid-digesting enzymes. It's stressful enough on your body without the added burden of strenuous exercise. The transition period should be only 2???3 weeks, and you can build up your exercise routines to full strength then.