Humans thrived on the paleo diet for millions of years, so while it’s undeniably not a fad, it’s not the easiest to follow in modern times. One question that people new to the diet often have is why they still feel hungry on the paleo diet.
There are a few possibilities, and they’re all relatively easy to fix.
LOOK AT YOUR PLATE; IS IT BALANCED?
When people cut grains and dairy from their diet, they sometimes forget that they have to replace them with something else. The tiny sliver of fish and a few broccoli florets aren’t going to be satisfying if you’re used to pairing them with a cup of rice and a slice of garlic bread.
While you should definitely pile your plate high with veggies, don’t forget the protein and fat. These food items are what will fill you up and help you feel satisfied for hours. If you’re accustomed to a smaller portion of grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, or wild-caught fish, consider adopting the rule from Whole30. They recommend consuming enough animal protein at a meal to fill either one or two hands.
Other diets may have discouraged you from consuming butter, nuts, and avocados. The paleo diet encourages it (more on that in a bit). Adding healthy fats to your meal will also help make you feel fuller.