Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I have been strictly Paleo for about 3 weeks now, and I also should include that I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old little girl. I am so excited about Paleo and LOVE how I feel. I am a little pressed for time since I am also working from home and also caring for a 4 year old and have a 5 year old in Kindergarten. Needless to say, my mornings are waking up pretty early, trying to get some sort of a semi-workout in before making a 2 egg omlette with TONS of great green vegetables with homemade guacamole. Here comes the hard part...My day starts to get rolling with emails, work, breastfeeding, phonecalls, etc. and before I know it, it's past lunch and I am starving! So, my question is-is it ok to eat only meat for lunch? I try to put left over meat from the night before in the fridge and sometimes (but most of the time not) we may have left over veggies. Any suggestions for good lunches that are quick? I am trying not to do any fruit or nuts right now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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on April 15, 2013
at 10:05 PM

There is nothing wrong with having just meat for lunch (or any other meal.) Some people are completely carnivorous and they are fine.


on April 16, 2013
at 01:47 AM

maybe check out theprimalparent.com



on April 15, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Eating just meat for lunch is better than eating nothing. No food can make your blood sugar dip big time which will in turn cause energy loss (or could cause I should say).

You want to be eating enough that your energy stays constant and not on a roller coaster. If you find your starting to dip before lunch, possibly toss some olive oil on the veggies with the guacomole.. that might do the trick.

I find with going paleo, I don't need to eat 5-6x a day. As long as I have a good source of fat with 3 meals, my energy stays pretty constant throughout the day.


on April 15, 2013
at 10:15 PM

I'm also breastfeeding and remember trying to get enough food eaten in those early months! I often just grab a cold baked chicken thigh from the fridge.

You might also want to consider increasing your breakfast size from 2 eggs to 4. I started doing that and even though it was hard to get it all down, it held me way better than 2 eggs.

I will often make a big batch of something simple and reheatable (like ground beef with onions, garlic, zucchini, tomatoes) and put a big container of it in the fridge. Then lunch is as simple as scooping and heating!

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