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I haven't been paleo for a couple weeks?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2011 at 2:23 AM

And I feel AWFUL. My self esteem has gone way done. I feel ugly and bloated.

I want to be "cleansed" (the feeling I get after my first week of paleo) but for some reason I have a really difficult time during the school year. I come home from school and am so hungry and literally eat everything in site. Someone please help me!! I need some paleo foods I can eat RIGHT after school that won't have me too full for soccer.

Thanks!

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on October 06, 2011
at 11:01 PM

My absolute favorite snack is dark chocolate. Even 99%. The problem is that now that my older brother and sister left the house, I am the only paleo one left. So there is a lot of food here that is just plan sickening. And my parents don't totally support this lifestyle.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on October 06, 2011
at 11:00 PM

I'm not really doing paleo to lose weight (what I would have liked to lose has already turned to muscle) but I get sick really often and my older brother suggested this. But I'm feeling a lot better and I love everyone's suggestions!

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:58 PM

I rally liked your suggestion with hardboiled eggs. I ate two after school with some cantaloupe, and I feel like I have enough energy for a good workout and then a nice meal of potroast, compliments of my mother :)

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:56 PM

hahahahhaha I will definitely do a lot more research before I really think about fasting. Yours truly, little woman

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:46 PM

"Little girl" is an extremely condescending way to address her. Don't do that.

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:03 PM

How strict paleo are you, exactly? Isn't it easy to eat nuts, fruits, eggs, bone broth, coconut oil, sweet potatoes or sweet potato chips, beef jerky, ... ? If you want to eat some of those immediately after school, why not make some hard-boiled eggs the day before when you have time?

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:59 PM

Lol @ this whole "little girl" discussion. Just call her Amberlie already.

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:07 PM

Ahhhh ha ha ha. Maj...I'll call you a little boy.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:00 PM

@Dragonfly: Yes, in some countries even 12 is a woman. For mothers, they are little girls forever. Semantics.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 11:59 AM

I wouldn't mind at all you calling me little boy

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on October 06, 2011
at 11:07 AM

Please don't call her little girl. I bet anything you wouldn't call an adolescent boy "little boy." Sorry--you hit a nerve. I remember feeling patronized in that way when I was a young woman. Anyway, good advice, though.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 06, 2011
at 11:07 AM

Little girl for as long as possible! That's what I say!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 06, 2011
at 11:06 AM

Every woman and girl feels ugly and bloated sometimes for a bunch of different reasons. It goes away quickly and comes back and goes away. Don't beat yourself up and definitely don't call yourself ugly. You are very pretty. Just wear clothes that make you feel good on those days and wait it out until your diet or cycle make you feel better. Hang in there and don't obsess.

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:25 AM

@Dragonfly My daughters are grown women and I still call them baby-girls. I think 15 isn't quite a woman yet. She's definitely on her way. Wish I had been that aware and smart at 15.

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:22 AM

Amberlie~ Your body "cleanses" itself daily. That's what our liver & kidneys do for us. No need to fast.

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:22 AM

Scott, quick recipe for the clumsy thinkers (me)?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:21 AM

Maj ~ She is 15--I think that qualifies as a **woman**--not a "little girl"-- and I agree--no fastng!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:04 AM

Amberlie, since you are little girl, and probably will fast anyway, at least make sure you have bunch of vitamins and minerals in tablets during that time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:03 AM

You can't say to little girl to fast. Thats probably the reason.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:02 AM

Little girl, a) eat black chocolate, 50-80 g per day after school b) eat Vitamin C, 2-4g per day in multiple doses, it will help with stress, c) bacon and eggs are always a good and quick idea, e) do not fast d) do not restrict your calories.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:14 AM

I would like to do a 24 hour fast just to kind of clean my system. It my be mental, but I feel like it would give me kind of a clean slate and a chance to start over

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on October 06, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Btw, if you're getting a normal amount of calories from crap foods, you shouldn't fast. The only reason I did was because I ate a ridiculous amount.

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on October 06, 2011
at 04:48 AM

Awww, look how many thumbs down I got on that answer. I guess it's not really good advice after all? I'm not encouraging starvation. For me, I just wasn't hungry for the days after. I must have eaten a hell of a lot! What works for me may not work for you...

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I have been considering fasting for a while, but I have soccer almost everyday so it's hard. My dad is planning a big dinner on friday (paleo for me) so I'm going to try fasting then, because I have no soccer and only have to run a mile. any advice? I'm kind of nervous because I have never successfully fasted.

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on October 06, 2011
at 11:02 AM

So you're still growing and in a calorie deficit daily already--plus you're active. I think it's great you are tackling paleo so well at your age. I would just be careful not to bother with fasting yet. Do that later when you are older. Right now enjoy sweet potatoes, lots of good fat, meat, nuts, berries and I 2nd maj's chocolate.

Also...try not to obsess...good fasting habits can quickly turn to too much fasting and a quick fix for when your diet just needs more quality and better timing.

I would suggest berries, nuts after school before soccer. Also...really good quality hot dogs like Tanka Dogs or just a good kosher brand with some Bubbie's sauerkraut is really fast and not as filling. You could have some coconut milk over some frozen blueberries or make a smoothie. Or you could have some full fat greek yogurt with some fruit and nuts. Sweet potatoes with some coconut oil or butter and salt and cinnamon.

Check out Sarah Fragoso's site and podcast. She has a ton of suggestions for kids your age. Everyday Paleo

And...you are still a little girl to me too. (That's a GOOD thing.) Don't grow up to fast. Enjoy. Enjoy and stay excited without getting obsessive.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

(160)

on October 06, 2011
at 11:00 PM

I'm not really doing paleo to lose weight (what I would have liked to lose has already turned to muscle) but I get sick really often and my older brother suggested this. But I'm feeling a lot better and I love everyone's suggestions!

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7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:38 AM

You're young and active, there's no reason why you can't have some fruit, or paleo starches like sweet potatoes. Hardboiled eggs are pretty good too, filling and quick to make (or you can make them ahead of time and leave them in fridge for after school.)

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

(160)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:58 PM

I rally liked your suggestion with hardboiled eggs. I ate two after school with some cantaloupe, and I feel like I have enough energy for a good workout and then a nice meal of potroast, compliments of my mother :)

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:36 AM

You also might eat a big breakfast as well. It might help.

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:27 AM

Sounds like you need to perhaps feed your brain a bit while at school. Go a combination of a small handful of walnuts, macadamias, cashews, and blueberries. Even better, make yourself some Paleo Coconut/Nut/Cocoa balls and take a few to school. The protein hits through the day should keep your appetite suppressed.

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:22 AM

Scott, quick recipe for the clumsy thinkers (me)?

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:30 AM

How about a bowl of bone broth soup? Eat that 2 hours before your soccer practice. That will kill your appetite for anything starchy. After your practice, replenish by having some yams or sweet potatoes.

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D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:41 AM

The last time I fell off the bandwagon was a couple of days ago. I fasted the day after and have eaten probably less than 300 calories for a couple days after that (I had very minimal hunger pangs during this time, i probably binged enough to sustain me for a week)... I was feeling nasty at first, but today I'm fantastic. Consider fasting to reset your body and mind.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:22 AM

Amberlie~ Your body "cleanses" itself daily. That's what our liver & kidneys do for us. No need to fast.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

(160)

on October 06, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I have been considering fasting for a while, but I have soccer almost everyday so it's hard. My dad is planning a big dinner on friday (paleo for me) so I'm going to try fasting then, because I have no soccer and only have to run a mile. any advice? I'm kind of nervous because I have never successfully fasted.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on October 06, 2011
at 12:59 PM

Lol @ this whole "little girl" discussion. Just call her Amberlie already.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

(160)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:56 PM

hahahahhaha I will definitely do a lot more research before I really think about fasting. Yours truly, little woman

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on October 06, 2011
at 04:48 AM

Awww, look how many thumbs down I got on that answer. I guess it's not really good advice after all? I'm not encouraging starvation. For me, I just wasn't hungry for the days after. I must have eaten a hell of a lot! What works for me may not work for you...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 06, 2011
at 12:00 PM

@Dragonfly: Yes, in some countries even 12 is a woman. For mothers, they are little girls forever. Semantics.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

(160)

on October 06, 2011
at 05:14 AM

I would like to do a 24 hour fast just to kind of clean my system. It my be mental, but I feel like it would give me kind of a clean slate and a chance to start over

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on October 06, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Btw, if you're getting a normal amount of calories from crap foods, you shouldn't fast. The only reason I did was because I ate a ridiculous amount.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 06, 2011
at 11:07 AM

Little girl for as long as possible! That's what I say!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:21 AM

Maj ~ She is 15--I think that qualifies as a **woman**--not a "little girl"-- and I agree--no fastng!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:04 AM

Amberlie, since you are little girl, and probably will fast anyway, at least make sure you have bunch of vitamins and minerals in tablets during that time.

Medium avatar

(572)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:25 AM

@Dragonfly My daughters are grown women and I still call them baby-girls. I think 15 isn't quite a woman yet. She's definitely on her way. Wish I had been that aware and smart at 15.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:03 AM

You can't say to little girl to fast. Thats probably the reason.

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