My first post! I've been dabbling in Paleo for a while and I'm starting to follow it strictly now. I've always felt that it's hard to feel satisified without grains. I need to eat a massive amount of meat and veggies to feel like I've had enough. (I'm trying to gain weight.) It gets very expensive! Sweet potato is a filling sub for grains but I'm not sure it's good to eat a lot of it -- from what I understand, it spikes your blood sugar and some say it's not even paleo. Any suggestions appreciated.
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on December 28, 2014
at 04:07 PM
Actually, eating more carbs isn't the answer. If you're trying to lose fat, you need to eat more fat and limit carbs to between 50g-100g/day. Sweet potato is perfectly paleo, not sure who said that, but they either don't know or are lying.
If you can find Kerrygold butter (key here is grassfed butter) and aren't sensitive to dairy, next time you're hungry cut a 1TB slice of it like it was cheese and eat that without anything else, especially without any carbs. You'll find your appetite will shut down almost immediately and you won't be hungry for hours until your next real meal. If you can't find it, you can try it with coconut oil (which is nowhere near as tasty), or better yet 3-4 rashers of bacon.
on December 29, 2014
at 01:09 AM
If you're trying to gain weight, absolutely add more carbs into your diet! If you're just worried about feeling full, add more fat and cut back on the protein. I find that moderate protein with higher fat and lots of veggies shuts down any desire to eat more.
on December 29, 2014
at 08:37 AM
Thanks everyone for the feedback and sorry if my post started a fight! Just for some background, I'm 32f with quite a low BMI, have always been thin. When I tell people I'm trying to eat paleo they think I'm crazy because I don't need to lose weight, but the reasons are-- I have celiac disease and have been strictly gf for three years but still feel pretty crappy. Headaches, fatigue, nausea. Mental fog. Anemic and pre-diabetic despite what I always considered to be a healthy diet with minimal processed foods. So I'm ready to try cutting out the grains and sugar but struggling with filling that place on the plate that used to be for rice or potatoes. Steak and spinach just doesn't feel like a full meal to me and how many sweet potatoes can i eat? Sorry for the length here and thanks again to everyone who responded.