It's now been a month of fish oil, prenatal vitamins, and struggling to reach 70g of protein from dairy/egg/fish/protein powder daily. I feel mental benefits from the fish oil (concentration better), but my hair and nails look the same. I am guessing that may take longer. The protein is still tough. If have to make myself eat it. If I eat intuitively, it is very low protein, and reminiscent of the way I was eating before that got me into trouble in the first place. But I don't LIKE to make myself finish things if I don't feel like it, just so that I get the protein. I understand that I may have gotten used to undereating (even though I am not underweight) and the fact that a 5.3 oz. yogurt feels like a lot probably seems dumb to people who are used to eating eggs and dairy daily.
I feel like I am forcing myself to eat a lot of the time, but in a month, my weight has only gone up by about a pound, which is weird. It feels like more. I have to say high protein snacks have been very helpful, as far as my energy level and not being completely ravenous at meals. But going for a long time between meals and being super hungry is what I'm used to, so I guess maybe being well-fed feels "wrong"? I know logically it's not, but it does seem like adding a single-serving container of Greek yogurt (or a homemade protein bar) and a frozen fruit/protein powder smoothie to my day is not much, but it feels like a lot. If you asked me if I actually wanted a snack, I would probably say no, I'm not hungry enough, but then if I skip it, it's a long time between meals and my protein for the day comes up short (maybe 40ish grams for the day without the snacks), which is a problem.
I have ventured into fish! Only canned tuna mixed with light mayo and sriacha so far. I can't bring myself to buy an actual fish and cook it. Are pouches of tuna better? What about salmon?
I guess what I'm asking is whether this will feel normal? How long should I expect it to take for my body to adjust? Thanks in advance!