New to Paleo, feeling very heavy

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Hi everyone :)

I am new to Paleo, and having researched for quite a while felt quite equipped to start.

I am cooking in coconut oil, having chicken, fish, red meat (all organic/wild/grass fed etc) and organic veggies I know the drill with adding quality nuts and oils etc

I have been doing this for 2 months but find myself craving really fresh things like frozen fruits, yogurt etc.just something that isn't fatty or protein rich!

Has anyone else found this? What do I do?


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on April 20, 2013
at 01:16 AM

It's the fat you are eating. Are you coming off a low fat diet? Your body will be adjusting for the next few months as you are going to be eating more protein and fat, these macronutrients especially when combined together provide a great sense of satiety. Don't force feed and only eat when you are physically and not psychologically hungry. If you are eating High fat, moderate protein and low carb then 2 medium sized meals and 1 snacks should be sufficient. You see, that's another perk of paleo eating, you won't be as hungry all the time like you were on SAD (lowfat/high grain carbs). Try eating more fibrous foods for the heavy feeling you are talking about. You could be constipated and not know it. Eat fibrous vegs like broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, apples, avocadoes, bananas, tomatoes, celery, wild/organic berries. Good luck and feel better.


on April 20, 2013
at 12:39 AM

SO - if you want to eat some fruit, yogurt, etc. THEN eat them. Just make sure the yogurt is full fat (ideally from grass fed Jersey cows), the fruit is organic.



on April 20, 2013
at 12:51 AM

One of my favorite treats is frozen blueberries with coconut milk drizzled on top.

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