I can make a few suggestions based on your description and *my* WOE…
Very good you’ve cut out processed white products! Great start. Also, excellent for increasing your veggies! Any kind of meat on your salads is a good option, keep doing that! Try some cocktail or other precooked shrimp! I’ve found some cooked langostinos recently (Trader Joe’s and Publix) that are really good. The protein shakes are good additions, too. If you’re craving protein – EAT MORE PROTEIN! That’s not difficult. =D
Now… on the “down” side…
One reason you’re feeling hunger is that it looks like you’re still under the thrall of that low-fat nonsense. Get rid of those egg white omelets. Eat whole eggs! Real ones.
Your breakfast (I assume) of fruit and a muffin (which I hope wasn’t covered with margarine or “spread”!) was loaded with carbs. Oatmeal is also fairly carb-y. Carbs *CREATE* hunger and cravings.
If you’re having the munchies between meals, make a bunch of hard-boiled eggs for snacks. I love bacon, and bake a LOT of it and refrigerate it for snacks. I happen to like pork rinds or cracklins, and those satisfy the crispy-snack cravings. They can be dipped in cheese dip, guacamole, nut butters, meat salads… use your imagination! Raw veggie strips are great snacks. You can even get little prepackaged kits for fairly cheap of carrots with Ranch dip, or a few apple slices with peanut butter… better yet: make your own! Not too difficult a task to sit in front of the TV on an evening and make some little snackie packs to take along during your week. How ‘bout some cucumber slices? Some people like sweet/bell pepper strips. Tender raw green beans. Raw julienne squash strips. Homemade mayo is *so* easy! Make some and season it with tasty spices to dip in. Hot-air-popped popcorn isn’t too bad. Do try to avoid the GMO kernels. Then, if you want flavor – drizzle it with REAL butter, and some spices. I make a sort of “kettle corn” with sucralose blend. Sometimes I add some cinnamon. Sometimes I put rotisserie chicken spice on! That’s different.
So, if you’re craving protein, eat protein. If you’re hungry, eat fat. If you’re having non-specific cravings, cut your carbs to a minimum and see if it helps. Or, at least, note if those cravings are occurring fairly soon after eating carbs. That might help you determine where and what the hunger and craving is about.
Good luck! You’ll find your way!
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