penotti reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Help! Digestion problems...
I'll admit that during my first Whole30, I had the same experience (things moving way too fast) for about the first 6-8 weeks of my transition. I did the Whole30 for 30 full days, then stuck mostly to it, and things still took a long time to even out. The healing process and transition of gut bacterial balance can take a long time, and I don't think it was anything I was eating or not eating - I think it was just my system getting used to not eating so much oatmeal, yogurt, and whole grains. Not a very scientific explanation, but without lab testing/stool testing to see what the gut environment looks like, it's hard to say what's going on.
Removing some potentially problematic foods for a few days (like nuts and seeds) or swapping out some veggies/fruit you are eating a lot of for different varieties may give you a clue, but it's really hard in these instances to pinpoint exactly what's what.
penotti got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Help! Digestion problems...
Like Robin said, you could also just experience the change in your digestive system. I noticed that because of my veggie intake (increase) also made a noticeable change in my (ahem) bowel system.
Since you are on day 7-8, there is a lot happening in your body right now. For me, that time felt like my body was just getting rid of crap, quite literally. Keep drinking water and tea.
Maybe skip the nuts for a day or 2, see if that helps a bit too.
penotti reacted to msmirnio in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30
There are so many variations, I believe the most basic might be 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee) with a standard 6-8oz cup black coffee. I just tried that...it's only OK I don't feel ah-mazing so here's a question/theory:
Since us Whole30-ers already are used to having a serving of fat for breakfast, I don't know if mixing the Meal 1 fat with coffee really changes anything and gives us super powers. I wonder if people think that mixing fat with coffee in the morning is amazing because they're not used to incorporating fat so early? Whereas we are...
penotti reacted to ladunn in Bullet Proof Coffe During Whole30
Bulletproof coffee is generally 1 teaspoon of butter blended into black coffee. I used to do that, plus a tablespoonish of coconut oil, a tablespoon of gelatin (great lakes brand), a sprinkle of cinnamon and a bit of vanilla extract. On Whole 30, I just do the oil, cinnamon & gelatin. I don't use measuring spoons, just estimate. You can use ghee, but I haven't.
I would start with 1/2 tablespoon of oil and work up to a full...or more if you want!
penotti reacted to AI-Paleo in pre-workout foods?
This confuses me as well. I usually have 20 in 20 (20g meat protein within 20 minutes of waking) + 2TBSP MCT coconut oil added to home made coconut milk for breakfast and 1/2 banana at 6am. My WOD starts at 8:30. I'm wondering if I should lose the banana - and maybe the MCT? Advice welcome!