Shannon_McNamara

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  1. Shannon_McNamara

    Headaches

    Shannon, thank you for responding! It is interesting that you say I am not eating enough because it feels like I am SO full! If I were to omit the fruit from my morning smoothie would that be better? Other than the fruit none of the other ingredients I put it them contain sugar. If that would not improve the quality of the meal then I can switch to a different morning plan. I drink about four 12oz bottles per day, and I salt my food regularly. I will try eating more food & see how it goes! Thanks again for the recommendations, Shannon
  2. Shannon_McNamara

    Headaches

    Hello there! I am new to the Whole30 program, however I eat about 80% paleo outside of the program. Like most people I started the Whole30 to reset my body and stray away from bad habits. I also have arthritis in my spine and I tend to get flare ups with the weather getting colder. I have been successful with breaking those habits and having no pain so far, however I have had problems with both headaches and migraines the past four days. I am on day 14 of my Whole30 and feel as if I am eating everything I should be, however I think I am MISSING something from my diet. The following is my every day diet: Breakfast - Smoothie (Chashew milk, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, almond/cashew butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and the occasional mango) I will also eat either 1-2 eggs or just an RX bar if I am running short on time. Lunch - I eat a salad everyday. I use spinach, carrots, celery, red peppers, onion, the Whole30 Fast and Easy "Every day salad dressing", lemon, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and will occasionally top it with compliant chicken if I have it on hand. Dinner - This is the only meal of the week I have been mixing up. I will either have a bowl of soup (chicken, carrots, celery, spinach, onion, homemade broth), yellow potatoes, and another meat such as chicken or pork. OR I will make a meal out of the Fast and Easy cookbook. I like to have meals with potatoes, meat and LOTS of veggies to steam or bake in olive oil (cauliflower, peppers, carrots, broccoli) as the main source of nutrients. I also drink about 3-4 cups of coffee in the mornings and in the evenings 1-2 times a week (I am in college and have two 3-hour night classes a week). I feel as if I sleep fine (8-9 hours every night) and I rarely have technology on an hour before bed. Although I do occasionally watch Netflix before bed, I am more inclined to believe it is a main source of nutrient I am not receiving rather than the amount/quality of sleep. What do I do?! The headaches often take my breath away or force me to lay down until the pain goes away. I am sorry for the novel, but I hope this is enough information! Thanks guys!