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  1. Thank you I will. I’ve just ordered some enzymes as well. Fingers crossed I find the solution
  2. Gotcha. That does make sense. It’s so hard to trace the root cause when things can have effects days later!!
  3. But there are definitely days where I don’t eat any kale (like today or yesterday) and still have gas (after the meatloaf today)
  4. I haven’t, that’s definitely something to explore because I eat a ton of kale. I’m struggling with what vegetables to eat... kale and chard are the only organic leafy greens available in my area right now. I have a hang up on leafy greens and feel like I’m missing something if I don’t eat them at most meals
  5. Also, I only cut out fodmaps (other than the date slip up) because I read it might help with gas. I’ve seen no improvement and I don’t have any of the other typical fodmap issues so that might not even be something I need to do. I was just giving it a shot
  6. Oh I didn’t even think about the dates in there, crap. Though I actually don’t normally eat those either. I have not tried flax seeds in a long time, although I’m happy to report the constipation seems to be improving! The gas though...ah. I have eggs, kale and potatoes every morning for breakfast. Lunch 1 and 2 are usually salad with olive oil and balsamic plus a chicken breast or can of salmon or leftovers from the night before. Sometimes I will add a starchy veggie in there as well. Dinner is usually beef, chicken, pork or fish with sautéed leafy greens and either potatoes or carrots. Dinner examples: 1. roast chicken, roasted potatoes, sautéed rainbow chard 2. Baked salmon with ghee and herbs, zoodles, roasted carrots 3. Pot roast, sautéed kale, roasted potatoes
  7. I’ve been having bloating and horribly smelly gas throughout my entire whole30. It starts in the afternoon and gets worse into the evening. I’m currently on day 26, this was not an issue before starting whole30. I’ve been following the meal template strictly (4 meals per day because of breastfeeding), but two nights ago I got some horrible stomach bug. Projectile vomiting, etc. Yesterday I stuck to compliant foods but most things sounded repulsive so I ate what I could stomach... a banana, an orange, and apple, a handful or two of almonds, several cups of chicken broth, 3 scrambled eggs, and 2 glasses of kombucha throughout the day. I had no gas and no bloating for the first time in weeks. This morning I was feeling a bit better so I had 3 eggs with hash browns and an orange for breakfast and some more chicken broth. Still no bloating or gas. Then for lunch I had some leftover low fodmap meatloaf (beef, pork, egg, sage, thyme, basil, oregano, marjoram, chives, salt, pepper) with low fodmap homemade ketchup (tomato paste, dates, smoked paprika, apple cider vinegar, chipotle seasoning, salt). I could feel the gas and bloating starting within 15 minutes. Any ideas?? I’m so tired of this (it’s sincerely making my life miserable, I’m afraid to be in public or invite friends over) and I’m worried that eating meat is causing this. I ate meat before whole30 but not nearly as much. I always start my day off with eggs and feel fine until lunch time when I start eating meat
  8. Great, thank you so much. Any ideas about the smelly gas? I didn’t have it before whole30 and now it’s daily.
  9. Thanks so much for responding! i have not yet seen a doctor. This whole30 is actually my last attempt at figuring things out myself before I resort to a naturopath. Things HAVE improved so I’ve really been hoping I can solve it on my own, especially without any type of laxative or other pharmaceuticals...but we shall see. I am not exclusively breastfeeding, my child is almost 2. I would say she gets about 1/2 her daily intake from food and 1/2 from breastmilk. (She had feeding issues and did not eat solids until 13 months so she is a little behind in that department. I weigh 117 so I think 90 oz is enough? And is the 4 meals a day recommendation right for me if I’m not exclusively breastfeeding? Just to clarify the meal template fat... if I cook my eggs in 1T of ghee, my hash browns in 1T of coconut oil, and my kale in 1T of ghee....I should still add another 1-2T of fat when I eat the meal? I am avoiding nuts and avocado and I like olives but I couldn’t eat a whole handful, so can I just eat a spoonful of ghee or coconut oil? Good to know about the plantain. I just started eating them actually to get a different starch in and I also love them...but maybe I should avoid. Is it okay to eat potatoes multiple times a day? And how many meals should I be eating starchy veggies? What other starchy veggies do you recommend? thanks again!!
  10. Forgot to add I drink about 80-90 oz of water per day
  11. Hey all, I’m on day 21 of Whole 30 and struggling with a few issues. Background: I’ve had horrible constipation issues since my 20 month old was 1 month old. My midwives had me taking 4-5 calcium/magnesium supplements per day that were giving me very soft/loose stools all through pregnancy. I stopped them when my daughter was 1 month old because I feared calcium supplementation would throw off other vitamins/minerals in my body. (Lots of info online about it, but I don’t have specific links.) When I stopped taking them, I started experiencing horrible constipation. I just had zero urge to go whatsoever. When I would finally go, the stools were huge and hard. They tore me open and brought me to tears. 3 months later I cut out dairy with no change. About 7 months after that I went paleo with very minimal improvement. In December I completely let loose and was eating anything and everything with no significant reaction to anything. I’ve been Paleo for about 9 months now (aside from the December mayhem) and this is my first whole30. I wasn’t getting any relief about 2 weeks in, so I started taking alcohol free Swedish bitters, adding sauerkraut to my diet (about 1/4c throughout the day) and a probiotic supplement at night. I drink kombucha but I worry about the sugar dragon so only once in a while right now. I also take magnesium malate during the day and magnesium glycinate at night along with triphala powder. I’m still not going regularly but when I do go, the stools are difficult to pass and “sandy,” like lots of small particles floating around that do not look like undigested food. I also have unbearably foul gas in the afternoon but mostly in the evening. It seriously could clear a neighborhood. I wasn’t having this gas before whole30. Im also ridiculously exhausted. I stay home with my child and do childcare and there are times when all I can do is lay on the couch. Walking up the stairs is impossible. Not always though, sometimes I get bursts of energy that I can’t explain or connect to any certain food or meal. I am 5’5 and 117 lbs. I have pretty small hands (1”x3”x4”) and I do my best to follow the meal template but I’m wondering if I need to add or subtract something. I’m also still nursing my 20 month old about 3-4 times per day and all through the night. I do maybe 20 minutes of cardio exercise 4 days a week and although I said above sometimes I can’t get off the couch, I am far from sedentary due to having to look after the children. I’ve lowered my fodmap intake but not completely eliminated. Here is a typical day: breakfast (7am): 3 eggs, 3/4c hash browns, 1c kale all cooked in ghee lunch (11am): 1 can of salmon mixed with mayo and herbs, mixed greens (~4c), fried plantain lunch (2pm): 1 chicken breast, 1c potatoes, 1c kale (potatoes and kale cooked in ghee or coconut oil) Dinner (6pm): 2 slices of meatloaf, 1.5c chard, 1.5c roasted beets (again all cooked in ghee or coconut oil) i go to bed at 10 and wake up at 6:30 or 7 every day (though sleep is interrupted due to nursing) I use at least 2T of cooking oil at every meal but I don’t add any additional fat. My meals often seem pretty heavy and oily. I usually have a healthy appetite before each meal, but I’m not starving between or anything. I’ve read about enzymes and hcl but hesitant to use them because I know your body can stop making them and that concerns me. If anyone has any other insight I would be so appreciative!!