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Regarding cholesterol and fat intake... keep in mind that I am not a nutritionist or a doctor, but am basing this on articles I've read, my own experiences, the experiences of friends, etc.
I've noticed that high refined starch/sugar seems to affect blood cholesterol levels a lot more than saturated fat intake. Olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado are things that I consider good sources of fats that are gfdf. Of course, go with what your medical provider recommends.
Also, fat is more satisfying than starch or sugar (at least for me), so I find I actually need less food to satisfy me than I do with a higher starch meal/snack. For example, almond butter with celery sticks or with apple slices works as a better snack for me than the same amount of almond butter with crackers. Try putting less starch on your plate and more veggies and see if that helps with the "always hungries". It's sometimes harder to pull this off, depending on budgets, but a side dish can be made of less expensive veggies... coleslaw or sauteed cabbage or steamed carrots or sliced celery & carrot stir fried together, etc.
Mama to Munchkin
...and co-parent to 3 additional bundles of energy!