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  1. Eating a lot of fruit could definitely be the cause, but there could be any number of other reasons... Can you give us a run down of what you've eaten over the past 3-4 days so we can take a closer look?
  2. Ok, so first off you're only on day 5 and there is always a period of adjustment with any change in diet. You've mentioned a lot of what you've always done, so what is it that has changed for you? Secondly there are a number of veg that you've mentioned that are high FODMAP, conatining types of sugars that some people struggle to properly digest - are yu eating more veg than usual, even if it's the same veg that you've always eaten? Are you eating any new veg? Shooting from the hip things that cause bloat would be: Cruciferous veg Raw veg Raw cruciferous veg High FODMAP veg (& if they're raw AND cruciferous too then ouchy!!) - think onion, celery, garlic, avocado, sweet potato especially... Nuts Dried Fruit Fruit in general Iced water Sparkling water Coconut milk Again though, you're on day 5, and this is a 30day program - IMHO right now you're body is going through a period of adjusment.
  3. What have you been eating @Brie Bacotti? Can you list out a few typical days worth of food, providing detail on portion size as the protein relates to the palm of your hand, types of veg, water intake & sleep? That way we'll be better equipped to help you troubleshoot...
  4. No. Fat adaptation does not necessarily result in a low enough level of the glucose to result in the liver producing the ketones. Fat adaptation means the body will burn glucose AND fat, depending on what's available. It can take around two weeks for the body to become fat adapted when eating with that aim. Nutritional ketosis does not happen over night, so one day of low carb eating will not result in the production of ketones. It's a metabolic state and not something you can switch off & on from one day to the next. Insulin resistance in ketosis is thought to happen to preserve glucose for the brain, which needs some small level of glucose to function. It's a physiological adaptation and as such it can take time for the body to adjust to higher levels of glucose in the diet when they are re-introduced.
  5. Have you been keeping a food log? If you could post a few days of what you have been eating we can certainly take a look and see if there's anything you might want/need to tweak... Regarding breakfast you really don't have to eat eggs, like ever. I'm not currently doing a Whole30 but to an outsider it might look that way - this morning I had leftover sweet & sour chicken, and I have also been known to have curries, salads, burgers, stews & all kinds of things. If you're dreading the eggs find something else., just don't skip breakfast - it truly is the most important meal as it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Re the Tiger Blood - day 11 is probably a little early in my experience, but are you eating oily fish? If not then dig in
  6. 'Fat adapted' means that the body can switch efficiently from burning glucose to burning fat as and when required - the recommended four hour window between meals is encouraged because that's when the body usually starts to need some form of fuel, and if it knows how to effectively burn fat then you won't get that 'hangry' feeling and you may be able to go as long as 8hrs without food (although we don't encourage that, especially for those new to eating this way!!) Nutritional ketosis (aka keto) on the other hand is when the body is in a metabolic state where the liver produces ketones, which can be used as energy. So when carbs/glucose intake is restricted the liver doesn't completely break down fat but rather uses it to produce ketones. When ketones are produced faster than the body uses them there is a build up of them in the blood and this is refered to as ketosis. Like the exogenous ketone supplements there has been very little research into the long term effects of remaining in nutritional ketosis - especially on women, and even more especially in women in the pre/peri/post menopausal age bracket. But there is a lot of evidence out there to suggest that it greatly impacts the female hormones & in turn fertility. I've also had personal experience of women who found themselves to be insulin resistant when trying to come out of long term ketosis, so something else to bear in mind... Hope this helps
  7. I'm no expert on this but from what I've read Exogenous Ketones are usually taken for enhanced athletic performance, although they may result in weight loss. Bear in mind that the diet would have to be relatively low carb/ketogenic in the first place in order for them to be effective - just like a diet pill a ketone supplement is not going to negate the consumption of half a dozen doughnuts. Ketosis isn't something we encourage here so I'd suggest a quick Google on the pros & cons of Exogenous Ketones - there are some great articles out there, although it's a failry new supplement with little to no research on the long term effects of its use. Hope this helps.
  8. I'm not sure about the rest of Europe (although ceryainly food labelling laws are much stricter so any of the key allergens will be highlighted in bold), but >this thread< would be a good place to start for the UK leg of your trip.
  9. Mayo, coconut milk, ghee/clarified butter, olives, fatty cuts of meat - any kind of fat that you would add to your meal once it's plated, over and above what you've used for cooking (which mostly stays in the pan, or is divided out between portions). The brain is 60% fat and so it requires fat for brain health - headaches are often associated with a lack of fat in the diet so I'm wondering if you're just not getting enough...
  10. Ok, so over and above the fats you're using to cook with you're only adding fat to your meals occasionally? Are you salting your food? Have you noticed the headaches are maybe worse on days that you eat white potatoes?
  11. You don't mention fat of any kind in what you've listed above other than the nuts which you say you've now removed. What fats are you eating?
  12. LOL I wasn't suggesting you recreate 40 days worth of meals. I was just clarifying that without knowing what you were *actually* eating it would be impossible to suggest what changes you could potentially make. A food diary going forward would be a good idea... As for using meals from the book, bear in mind that what constitutes a template meal for YOU will not be the same for your SO, or for anyone else which is why the template is a range - your activity levels will vary, as will hormone levels (which have a bearing on appetite), as will sleep quality (which will also have a bearing on appetite) etc etc. So it could be that your ideal template is a little outside of the normal range - and that's okay so long as you can find that sweet spot. I think you're misunderstanding the term 'Food Freedom' - Food Freedom is not another 30 day plan. Food Freedom is what Melissa refers to as a long term personal food management plan - ie. how you eat AFTER your 30days + reintros are up, to include those foods that you've found work for you, or are 'worth it' to you... And to be fair, if you've completed a Whole30 with proper reintros and *have* that knowledge already, then Food Freedom is where you should be at - tweaking your food intake to see what makes your body function optimally - and that includes some off plan foods such as quinoa & oats then so be it. Whole30 was never originally created to be repeated ad nauseum. In it's original form it was designed as a tool - a way to reset the gut, clear the body of inflammatory foods, allowing you then to carry out a little experimentation on what foods your body can deal with without impacting your overall health.
  13. Hey @foursimplewords - I'm pretty sure you know how the forum works by now... As you know the best way to search is via Google, but even with a forum search I came up with the following hits:
  14. Hey @Kefner Nausea can be quite common at some stage during your 30 days, however it's also often a sign that you are under-eating, dehydrated, or low on sodium. Can you give us a run down of what you have eaten & drank over the past 3 days so we are better equipped to help you troubleshoot? How much water are you drinking daily? Are you salting your food? How about sleep & exercise? What was your pre Whole30 diet like?
  15. It sounds like your hormones are probably out of whack - wakening without an appetite is one of the key indicators of this, and unfortunately the only way to overcome it is to eat - within an hour of wakening. Are you drinking coffee on wakening by any chance? If so I'd ditch that, or at least save it to have with breakfast. Then around 2pm I'd suggest you plate up a template meal, eat from it what you can (ensuring you get a little of each food group), and then wrap up the remainder to eat as soon as you feel able - your appetite will soon adjust and you'll be on a 10am, 2pm, 6pm schedule before you know it. Hope this helps. As an aside I'm moving your post to the Trouble-shooting section for a better fit - The feedback section is more about feedback on the site/forum etc rather than on your meals