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What is important to eat when not hungry

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Created April 08, 2013 at 7:42 PM

On days when you are not really hungry but know you should have something. What should you focus on for the calories you will be getting? protein, fat, carbs? Also lets call is a mild walking day, no stressful workouts.

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on April 08, 2013
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Because as amazing as it is to hear in Paleo Internet Land, some people have more problems picking up the fork than putting it down and aren't trying to lose weight.

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Are you attempting to lose weight? gain weight?

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I'm hungry at points but not SUPER hungry. Though now that it is later in the day I actually think I'm coming down with something and that's why. I'm never not hungry at some point during the day but then I've only been doing this eating style about two weeks.

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on April 08, 2013
at 07:45 PM

I'm very new to this diet but shouldn't your body be able to decide when it's time to eat and when it isn't? Why do you think you should force yourself to eat when you're not hungry?

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on April 08, 2013
at 11:35 PM

Because as amazing as it is to hear in Paleo Internet Land, some people have more problems picking up the fork than putting it down and aren't trying to lose weight.

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It depends on how long you aren't hungry for. A day or two isn't a big deal, but if you really don't want to eat after that you should probably make yourself. That happens to me sometimes when I'm stressed out. I really just lose my appetite.

My go-tos in that case are chicken and kale soup (nice and brothy so it doesn't upset my tummy, lots of vitamins in the kale and minerals in the broth). Macadamia nuts and mangoes go down well. Liver is a good choice, very nutrient dense. Basically just make your foods count if you're eating very little and pick stuff that won't upset your tummy, if that is a potential issue.

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on April 08, 2013
at 08:16 PM

If I weren't hungry maybe I'd try to fast. For some people like me is rare not desiring to eat something so maybe I'd take it as a perfect timing for fasting!

You said "but know that you should have something"... it's a little bit weird. Why do you think you are supposed to? Common wisdom? It wouldn't be because you have to train hard because you also made clear that it's an easy day. Is it for mantaining blood sugar levels constant? Because any special issue? Maybe the question would need a little bit more data in order to suggest a special macro-nutrients setting.

As a general rule of thumb, if its an easy day, I'd try to get slightly under-caloric food intake for that day, maybe with something like 30% protein, 60% fat and 10% carbs. But your mileage may vary. I currently try to go low-carb on easy days, but already not sure if this will be my way to go tomorrow. So far so good BTW.

But it depends a lot on everyone. Are you trying to get normal weight? Slightly lean? Shredded? Or are you focused on exercise performance? Any special illnesses or other considerations? For now I don't think that there could be a definitive answer to your question with the current given data.

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on April 08, 2013
at 10:40 PM

I'm hungry at points but not SUPER hungry. Though now that it is later in the day I actually think I'm coming down with something and that's why. I'm never not hungry at some point during the day but then I've only been doing this eating style about two weeks.

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on April 08, 2013
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If you aren't really hungry, just don't eat, or have a piece of fruit and a few nuts and just eat another time. The only time I force myself to eat when I'm not really hungry is if I know I'll be doing major exercise the next day and need to stock up, but even then I usually prefer to exercise fasted.

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