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So freaking HUNGRY

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 11, 2011 at 4:28 PM

I'm trying to do the whole30, however I'm really really freaking hungry! I've been gluten-free for about 4 years, but have come around to the paleo way, I have a true wheat allergy and serious excema that I can clear if I avoid all grains "gluten-free goodies" and dairy. I've been slipping on the corn tortillas and dairy lately, so the excema is back, and I'm trying a whole 30 to help me along. Here's the deal, I'm starving even 30 minutes after breakfast, by 9am I'm holding myself back from raiding my lunchbox! I work full-time, the usual 8-5 deal, so breakfast is at 7am. I am also nursing a 10 month old (and a lot too, still no cycle, but he eats a lot of paleo food too). Breakfast is usually 4 eggs fried in oil (avocado or coconut), leftover veggies and a small handful of fruit (this morning was 4 strawberries) and a cup of black tea (only caffeine of the day). Eating more than 4 eggs seems extreme, but do I need more? What else could I eat? I'm also staving after I pump for baby at work, at llam and 3pm, so I get to eat lunch after the first pumping, and from 3pm on I'm STARVING. Can't figure out what to eat, and don't have time anyways since I spend my work breaks makeing babymilk.

Personal stats: 5'7 and umm...seriously curvy (230) and built like I belong on a sports team (wide shoulders, wide hips, hands are the same size as my 6'0 husbands).

P.S I hate fitday, it makes me feel like I have an eating disorder or something, so please don't suggest that! The whole point of the whole 30 is to get away from constant measuring food!

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 14, 2011
at 06:25 PM

no, no one has ever suggested it, but I've thought about it. I don't get yeast infections though, and we've never had thrush. I am GBS+ and got a LOT of strong IV antibiotics during the 24 fun-filled hours of natural labor though (water broke, THEN labor started, so a whole lot of extra antibiotics for me). I've had the eczema since I was a toddler myself. I was a serious bread-eating vegiterian teen for 12 years, but have been eating meat for the last 8 years. There is so much info out there, and some of it seems to be total bunk, it's hard to sort it out.

776bb678d88f7194b0fa0e5146df14f0

(1069)

on July 14, 2011
at 03:01 PM

I agree with the frozen banana ice cream - I actually add half a can of coconut milk in there for extra FAT and mix it up with my magic bullet.

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 12, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I agree, I need to lose a buttload of weight (hahahaha), but I was 225 when I got pregnant-so not like I've got "baby weight" to lose (gained about 20 lbs pregnant, and it's pretty much gone). I would like to lose it, but right now being healthy, not itchy, and growing an awesome baby is more important, and having another one before I'm too old. If you've got the answer, spill it!

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 12, 2011
at 04:01 PM

The day I posted was day 5 of the whole 30, but that chocolate ended that. I've been gluten-free 4 years, and flirting with paleo for about 18 months, haven't managed to get all the way there yet.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 12, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Have piles of greens with nut butter or coconut milk or sardines for calcium. If you are even someone active you will lose all the baby weight while eating like a hog. I lost it all in 6 months while eating at least 3000 calories a day. Just eat the right stuff - but lots of it.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 12, 2011
at 01:21 PM

Yep, eat more. This is when you are really eating for two (although one of the is relatively small, babies eat a lot of calories for their size). Have some macadamias or a steak with the eggs. Eat more than 4 strawberries! Don't go to the garbage carbs, but strawberries and sweet potatoes etc aren't going to be a problem while breast feeding. + as I recall, being a nursing mother also involves endless weight lifting. Your babies nutrient level is affected by your intake, although to some extent nursing can pull nutrients from your body and bones if you aren't consuming them.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on July 12, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Thanks for your helpful response!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 12, 2011
at 11:56 AM

I'm actually eating a whole stick of butter this morning to see what happens...

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 12, 2011
at 11:50 AM

I do frozen banana ice cream too- it's great! I just throw a couple frozen bananas in the food processor & it comes out just like soft serve!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 12, 2011
at 11:41 AM

Sweet potatoes are allowed on the whole30, and that makes me very happy :)

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on July 12, 2011
at 11:34 AM

agree with the add more fat comment...great energy source. other sources are oily fish, olives, veggies cooked in bacon fat or ghee.

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on July 12, 2011
at 03:14 AM

"it's enough to make me dream about whole pints of ice cream" And there you go! Your body is begging you for calories and carb fuel. It knows it'll get a ton of both from ice cream. Make frozen banana ice cream, eat it until the cows come home, and be happy :) Click on the vita-mix tag on my site so I don't have to spam links. P.S. forget the diet.

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on July 12, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Sound like a broken record here, but: A) Your big body NEEDS lots of calories (3,000+ day?) B) I'm sure making nutritious milk for you baby takes even more calories C) You sound starved. You body is doing taxing duties (Being mom, nursing, working, dieting). Your life is very demanding physically & mentally. Give it more fuel it can use (carbs). That tiny breakfast can't properly fuel anyone in your situation, that's why your hungry.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 11, 2011
at 10:12 PM

I don't do the whole30 myself, but I don't see any reason you can't, if you want to. Just eat more! There is no reason to be ravenously hungry, even on whole30. (Meat is the answer)

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:49 PM

My LLL leader said that recent research suggests that the extra calories needed for nursing is probably around 250kcal - I'm pretty sure that everyone is unique anyway as each baby is individual, so I don't hold much faith in a set number!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:46 PM

Weird you've brought this up as I had some weird throat reaction to food yesterday and have felt falsely hungry today - even after finishing dinner. I'm pretty sure it was some kind of allergy/intolerance.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Glad you mentioned the nursing. When my DS was born, I was absolutely starving and thirsty pretty much constantly! Hard work this making and growing a baby ;-)

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:41 PM

I hope this happens for me! I've lost about 1.5 stone since having my DS (2.5), but seems that I'm stuck about a stone heavier than where I'd like to be (and the back fat isn't moving!).

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:38 PM

I'm still feeding my 2.5 YO and although he eats quite a bit, I still end up feeding him throughout the day if we're at home. I can't get away with ZC/VLC while nursing even though I'm diabetic Are sweet potatoes not allowed on whole 30? They're not a nightshade.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:04 PM

I still have to remind myself on a regular basis that it takes more calories to make milk for a baby than to gestate one. There really is a lot of pressure to shed the baby weight immediately after you pop 'em out.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 11, 2011
at 08:46 PM

I agree that now may not be the time for Whole 30. Great program but you have a lot going on and should be feeling happy and satisfied so you can completely enjoy this special time with your child.

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 11, 2011
at 08:40 PM

So should I just give up the whole 30? At least get my beef jerky back? Maybe an occasional potato? I want to lose a lot of weight as well, but right now I'll settle for a healthy baby and not-itchy skin. Planning on another baby after weaning this one, so I don't see a non-childbearing time in the next several years to do this. Dallas and Melissa say "it's not that hard" but it is! I need food. And about 5 liters of water a day, paleo babies are hungry.

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 11, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Yes! I'm with you happynow, steak and eggs...yum. I adore beef jerky and make my own, that was my no heat/no utenils work snack, but I use gluten-free soy sauce and maple syrup to make it, so it's not whole 30 approved =( I'm thinking this whole 30 thing is just not made for working nursing mothers, I need FOOD!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 11, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Nursing makes me fantasize about tasty critters wandering into my yard so I can eat them.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 11, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Gotta upvote my answer's equivalent!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 11, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I'm doing extended nursing too, and I find eggs alone oddly unsatisfying. Steak and eggs...now you're talking. I know it has more salt than recommended, but beef jerky is sometimes a lifesaver for me.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:09 PM

I love that quote! Here's the ref: http://www.gnolls.org/1141/eat-like-a-predator-not-like-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-steps-a-motivational-guide/

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:08 PM

Yes, Ambimorph is completely carnivore and has really good insight and answers if you think that route might work for you, mamameredith.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I love that quote!

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:02 PM

I don't eat any starch and still nursing hummingly at 20 months.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:01 PM

what he said! Also add more fat!! avocado, munch nuts and coconut!

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on July 11, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Oops, looks like you got there before me...

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4111)

on July 11, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Lots of nursing Mothers here so you should get some good answers. I am not in your shoes, but I would think that if you are nursing you should be eating safe starches if you are still hungry (sweet potatoes). Whole 30 might be very tough to do for a working nursing mother without the starch.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 11, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Four eggs is only 300 calories and 28g protein. Oops, I forgot, you don't want to know that. But really, it's not a ton of food. Standard paleo rule is: Hungry? Eat!

If you don't want to eat more eggs, add some meat from the night before. As J. Stanton so aptly says: "If you need to eat a can of nuts or a brick of cheese, you didn???t eat enough meat."

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:09 PM

I love that quote! Here's the ref: http://www.gnolls.org/1141/eat-like-a-predator-not-like-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-steps-a-motivational-guide/

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I love that quote!

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on July 11, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Oops, looks like you got there before me...

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on July 12, 2011
at 11:34 AM

agree with the add more fat comment...great energy source. other sources are oily fish, olives, veggies cooked in bacon fat or ghee.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 12, 2011
at 11:56 AM

I'm actually eating a whole stick of butter this morning to see what happens...

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 12, 2011
at 01:21 PM

Yep, eat more. This is when you are really eating for two (although one of the is relatively small, babies eat a lot of calories for their size). Have some macadamias or a steak with the eggs. Eat more than 4 strawberries! Don't go to the garbage carbs, but strawberries and sweet potatoes etc aren't going to be a problem while breast feeding. + as I recall, being a nursing mother also involves endless weight lifting. Your babies nutrient level is affected by your intake, although to some extent nursing can pull nutrients from your body and bones if you aren't consuming them.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:01 PM

what he said! Also add more fat!! avocado, munch nuts and coconut!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 12, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Have piles of greens with nut butter or coconut milk or sardines for calcium. If you are even someone active you will lose all the baby weight while eating like a hog. I lost it all in 6 months while eating at least 3000 calories a day. Just eat the right stuff - but lots of it.

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on July 11, 2011
at 04:58 PM

4 eggs is very little nutritionally, so I'm not surprised you're hungry immediately afterwards. I eat six at a time simply because that's the box size they come in, but I could easily eat more. 4 eggs is 25g of protein and 300 calories (plus whatever fat it's cooked in). That's equivalent to about 3/4 of a chicken breast in protein (plus 150 calories of fat) or 5 ounces of beef. Just for the sake of argument, if you were going to eat solely eggs for your protein source, you'd need close to 20 (which would be 126g protein).

Also without wishing to denounce fruit as an intolerable evil, it may be that snacking on 4 strawberries is only making you more hungry (disturbing leptin, getting you in the mood for sugar without satiating you etc).

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 11, 2011
at 07:05 PM

Gotta upvote my answer's equivalent!

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9f187c931f7ce55d375ed5806e254aaf

(820)

on July 11, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Would I be out of line to suggest that maybe it's the nursing? It's takes a serious amount of energy for your body to maintain itself AND and whole other human being. So I'm going to say it's probably normal to be really hungry until your baby is weaned.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:38 PM

I'm still feeding my 2.5 YO and although he eats quite a bit, I still end up feeding him throughout the day if we're at home. I can't get away with ZC/VLC while nursing even though I'm diabetic Are sweet potatoes not allowed on whole 30? They're not a nightshade.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 12, 2011
at 11:41 AM

Sweet potatoes are allowed on the whole30, and that makes me very happy :)

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:05 PM

I wouldn't worry about trying not to eat more than some set amount. If you're hungry, eat! If you're hungry, that means your body wants to use the energy. I don't see what advantage there would be in ignoring or fighting that.

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Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 11, 2011
at 05:47 PM

I probably phrased that wrong, I'm not against knowing the macronutrient value of my food! I'm just against tracing every single morsel, and having Fitday demand more and more info, it drive me nuts. What I eat in a day? Last night it was italian chili, large bowl (marinara meat sauce-ground beef, with lots of roasted summer squash in it, and LOTS of olive oil), for breakfast it was 4 eggs fried in a looonnng drizzle of avocado oil, summer squash fried in same, the 4 strawberries, tea, and a big spoonful of coconut butter on my way out. Lunch, big bowl of mexican pot roast meat w/mashed butternut squash (pyrex bowl holds 4 cups, was probably 3 cups in it, 1/2 and 1/2) with a side cup of guacamole, and a peach, a coconut butter ball (coconut butter mixed with shredded coconut and formed into balls). There was a not-whole-30-approved square of dark chocolate (lindt 70%) at my desk too, it was what I could eat without heat or utensils. The whole 30 has thrown in my face how dependent on dairy I was, I could eat a hunk of cheese at my desk after pumping, cheese on my eggs, cream in my tea, and I used to have bacon with my eggs too, but that is not whole 30 okay-for-everyday. Ice cream after dinner. I hate being hungry after dinner, going to lay down and nurse the baby, and knowing I've got 3 nursings to go of being very very hungry before my unsatisfying dairy and bacon free breakfast, it's enough to make me dream about whole pints of ice cream. Not sure I can do 30 days people! Except I got gluten "dosed" a couple of weeks ago and my skin itches like mad and I have to go dairy free for a while and let it heal. Can I say how happy I am this community is taking the extended breastfeeding as a given? You guys are great! My baby gets boob until he's done, at least another year =)

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 12, 2011
at 11:50 AM

I do frozen banana ice cream too- it's great! I just throw a couple frozen bananas in the food processor & it comes out just like soft serve!

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 11, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Yes! I'm with you happynow, steak and eggs...yum. I adore beef jerky and make my own, that was my no heat/no utenils work snack, but I use gluten-free soy sauce and maple syrup to make it, so it's not whole 30 approved =( I'm thinking this whole 30 thing is just not made for working nursing mothers, I need FOOD!

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on July 12, 2011
at 03:14 AM

"it's enough to make me dream about whole pints of ice cream" And there you go! Your body is begging you for calories and carb fuel. It knows it'll get a ton of both from ice cream. Make frozen banana ice cream, eat it until the cows come home, and be happy :) Click on the vita-mix tag on my site so I don't have to spam links. P.S. forget the diet.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 11, 2011
at 08:46 PM

I agree that now may not be the time for Whole 30. Great program but you have a lot going on and should be feeling happy and satisfied so you can completely enjoy this special time with your child.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 11, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I'm doing extended nursing too, and I find eggs alone oddly unsatisfying. Steak and eggs...now you're talking. I know it has more salt than recommended, but beef jerky is sometimes a lifesaver for me.

776bb678d88f7194b0fa0e5146df14f0

(1069)

on July 14, 2011
at 03:01 PM

I agree with the frozen banana ice cream - I actually add half a can of coconut milk in there for extra FAT and mix it up with my magic bullet.

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on July 14, 2011
at 05:28 PM

I was an eating factory when I was nursing my kids. It does make you hungrier than usual. But, even though you need more calories when breastfeeding, the same rule applies: if you're starving an hour after breakfast, it means you didn't eat enough at breakfast. I'd try adding some kind of meat to the eggs, and skipping the fruit. Fruit is sugar, and you don't want that in your system first thing in the morning. Go with good old protein and fat.

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9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on July 11, 2011
at 08:55 PM

You haven't said how long you've been on the strict Paleo diet, nor what your goals are. Are you trying to lose weight? You mention trying to clear up eczema, anything else? That might help get better answers.

When my wife had our kids, she was advised to eat another 500-1000 calories or so per day when she was pregnant, and then ANOTHER 500 or so additionally when she was breast feeding. I know you don't want to obsess about calories, but that was nearly double her normal calorie intake. That can be a lot of food, in fact she had trouble even eating that much (she eats slowly) and supplemented with protein shakes and the like.

Many women in your situation are trying to lose their pregnancy weight, so running a slight calorie deficit might help with that. Please don't take this the wrong way, but at 5'7" 230# you could probably lose 20-25% of your body weight and feel much better.

I would definitely make sure that you're eating enough while you are breastfeeding though, if you cut out too many calories you might start to impact your milk supply. Just eating enough might be more important than having a perfect diet, at least initially. Breast feeding can be a great way to help you lose the weight (and is part of the beautiful symbiosis between mother and child) but you don't necessarily want to overdo it. Based on what you say you're eating, I think you aren't at risk for undereating.

Some people have trouble feeling "full" on this diet at first, especially if they had been used to eating lots of starches, because things like bagels and bread are filling even though they aren't very nutritious. For the first week or two there can be an adjustment period where your body is getting used to eating more protein and fat and less carbs, and isn't getting the insulin kick it is used to. This usually goes away before long as your body adapts.

Speaking for myself, when I go 100% Paleo and low carb, it is an appetite suppressant. I can now easily skip any meal (and often do), and often eat only once per day, without even noticing it much. I'm just not that hungry. By the time dinner rolls around I have often had only a few 100 calories, really just snacks.

To help feel satisfied, you should eat foods high in fat (sounds like you are), and wait 15-20 minutes after a meal to see if you're really still hungry or if your body is just craving that insulin spike.

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 12, 2011
at 04:01 PM

The day I posted was day 5 of the whole 30, but that chocolate ended that. I've been gluten-free 4 years, and flirting with paleo for about 18 months, haven't managed to get all the way there yet.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:04 PM

I still have to remind myself on a regular basis that it takes more calories to make milk for a baby than to gestate one. There really is a lot of pressure to shed the baby weight immediately after you pop 'em out.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:49 PM

My LLL leader said that recent research suggests that the extra calories needed for nursing is probably around 250kcal - I'm pretty sure that everyone is unique anyway as each baby is individual, so I don't hold much faith in a set number!

Df85405b9352a950d87a81c92c39ba5d

on July 12, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I agree, I need to lose a buttload of weight (hahahaha), but I was 225 when I got pregnant-so not like I've got "baby weight" to lose (gained about 20 lbs pregnant, and it's pretty much gone). I would like to lose it, but right now being healthy, not itchy, and growing an awesome baby is more important, and having another one before I'm too old. If you've got the answer, spill it!

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 11, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Nursing does take a lot of energy, but that shouldn't mean you need to starve. Maybe you need to snack more....fruit and nut or seed butter mid-morning could be just what you need...would you mind telling us more of what you eat...an entire typical day? Don???t despair. I had a really hard time with weight loss when I nursed both of my babies, and nursed each for about two and half years, after which weight loss was easier. You have a lucky baby to have a mama so committed to health!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 11, 2011
at 09:41 PM

I hope this happens for me! I've lost about 1.5 stone since having my DS (2.5), but seems that I'm stuck about a stone heavier than where I'd like to be (and the back fat isn't moving!).

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on July 24, 2011
at 01:27 AM

I'm almost exclusively feeding a 7 month old 21 pound 28 inch long boy. So I totally get the hunger thing. 4 eggs may seem like a lot but it really isn't. I often will have two eggs and a 1/2 lb grassfed or CAFO hamburger or a large can of sardines or a few strips of bacon with 3 eggs. I cook the eggs in a full tablespoon of butter and if they are scrambled I add an extra yolk. I take in about 2000-2500 calories a day and have lost about 40 pounds in the past 6 months. The only times I've ever been hungry is when I'm not eating enough fat calories. Also, occasionally I feel the need to have some starch so I'll have a potato with lots of butter or a sweet potato. I don't do this often, though. I try to eat liver, lots of cod liver oil, and plenty of grassfed butter and coconut oil which I slather on my veggies. I've had a few plateaus but overall throughout this time I've been losing. Don't get hungry or you will give up.

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3e3b1b75cb414c5c3dbed53e3c42edfa

(220)

on July 24, 2011
at 12:41 AM

Snacks are key and sweet potatoes are great. I noticed when I went on my elimination diet I was STARVING! at first. I think it was withdrawals from my food intolerances. If you are craving something strongly, you may be allergic. I had to quit coconut because of these abnormally strong food cravings and hunger pangs. Cashew butter was my savior at first, I had a spoonful or two whenever I was hungry. This will pass for you and your new way of eating will eliminate any of your struggles with food. If you're eating paleo and breast-feeding, don't resist eating when you're hungry. Just make healthy choices and you'll be fine. Stick to pre-portions of nuts though, they're easy to overeat and have lots of Omega 6s that you want to limit.

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on July 14, 2011
at 02:44 PM

I know that if I eat ANY sugar in the morning (fruit or otherwise) I am hungry within an hour or two. Cut out the fruit and add another egg.

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B9053e173d69df9a9141c4e23c2de678

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on July 14, 2011
at 02:34 PM

I am in complete agreement with the prevailing sentiments here about more calories in general, more fat, reconsidering fruit (at least in the morning),etc. So here's my addition: with the cravings and eczema, has anyone ever suggested you get a candida test? What you're doing should help a lower intestine yeast overgrowth, but if it's there and established, it might need an extra nudge. Some antifungals are safe for breastfeeding moms but there are other options too. It sounds like eczema has been an ongoing issue but candida can certainly make it all worse. With the hormone soup (then subsequent nosedive) pregnancy causes, candida is not uncommon at all. Just a thought. Good luck and congrats on what sounds like a healthy 10-month old.

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:25 PM

no, no one has ever suggested it, but I've thought about it. I don't get yeast infections though, and we've never had thrush. I am GBS+ and got a LOT of strong IV antibiotics during the 24 fun-filled hours of natural labor though (water broke, THEN labor started, so a whole lot of extra antibiotics for me). I've had the eczema since I was a toddler myself. I was a serious bread-eating vegiterian teen for 12 years, but have been eating meat for the last 8 years. There is so much info out there, and some of it seems to be total bunk, it's hard to sort it out.

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on July 12, 2011
at 04:11 PM

The answer, I stopped the whole 30. It was just too much. I went back to what had been working before, minimizing the dairy. Bacon with breakfast, eggs fried in said bacon grease, and 1/2 a sweet potato with butter, and tea of course, minus the cream. I'm eating my homemade beef jerky, maple syrup be damned! That was 5 days of unhappiness. I'll just avoid grains totally, eating corn tortillas (made in same factory as flour ones) was a roll of the dice I plain lost. Thanks everyone!

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on July 11, 2011
at 08:40 PM

This is totally random -- I know everyone is different -- but what if you took out the coconut butter (and traded it in for another treat)?

I swear, every time I eat it, it gives me a sense of ravenous hunger even though I just ate. I've since dubbed it 'false hunger' and either I ignore the delicious siren call of the coconut or I give in and ride out the "hunger" pains.

A couple of other foods do this to me, too, like raw carrots and raw apples. I don't know if it's an intolerance or what, but perhaps it's something you can look into? Oh, and like everyone else said: eat more food! Good luck! :)

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on July 11, 2011
at 09:46 PM

Weird you've brought this up as I had some weird throat reaction to food yesterday and have felt falsely hungry today - even after finishing dinner. I'm pretty sure it was some kind of allergy/intolerance.

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on July 11, 2011
at 05:59 PM

I am a guy, 6'3" 280ish, and for breakfast I had 3 eggs and 10 ounce of Naked Red Berry Juice. Nothing else all day, and while I am waiting on my salad for lunch to show up, I am not suffering. I will say it takes a while to get used to it, but if you can go 3 days of no cheating at all, you can do it! Thats about the time it takes me to get my body to kick all the cravings and reset back to normal. The first day I ate about 3000 calories of paleo food (mostly chicken and fruit, with some eggs). Day 2 I ate the same, but about 2500 calories. Day 3 I ate 2000 calories and I am holding that while I cut weight. I have no idea what nursing would do to me.

Good Luck!

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on July 11, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Glad you mentioned the nursing. When my DS was born, I was absolutely starving and thirsty pretty much constantly! Hard work this making and growing a baby ;-)

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on July 11, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Nursing makes me fantasize about tasty critters wandering into my yard so I can eat them.

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on July 12, 2011
at 08:02 AM

There needs to be more gluten free recipes. Thanks for your efforts.

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on July 12, 2011
at 12:33 PM

Thanks for your helpful response!

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