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    @ShannonM816Answering your questions.... For each meal, at least three times a day, are you eating 1-2 portions of protein the length, width, and height of the palm of your hand, YES or if eggs are your only protein, at least as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand? YES 3-4 whole eggs Are you adding fat, in addition to the oil you cook in, which could be a tablespoon or two of oil YES. or a half to a whole avocado AT LEAST 1/2 OR WHOLE AVOCADO EVERY MEAL OR HANDFUL BLACK OLIVES. or a heaping handful of olives or coconut flakes NO COCONUT or a small handful of nuts WHEN I CANT CHOKE DOWN ONE MORE AVOCADO, I EAT HANDFUL PECANS OR CASHEWS. and seeds or a half a can of coconut milk? And then are you filling the rest of a regular dinner plate up with vegetables, as in 2-3 cups or more? TONS OF STARTCHY VEGGIES LIKE SQUASH, SWEET POTATO, REGULAR POTATO, AND MOSTLY BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER. On days when you work out, are you eating pre and post-workout meals in addition to your three meals a day? Even if you are not doing a formal exercise type activity, if you are very active you may need extra food. I AM UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING EXTRA LIKE A WORKOUT. I HAVE AN OFFICE JOB SITTING AT A DESK 10 HOURS AND BARELY ENERGY TO GET DRESSED AND GO DO THAT ANYMORE. I WAS VERY ACTIVE BEFORE W30. Are you eating a fist-sized serving of starchy vegetables at least once a day (sweet potatoes, potatoes, WINTER squashes like butternut or acorn (not summer or crook neck squash or zucchini), plantains, or root vegetables like carrots, beets, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips? YES, IN PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH. If you are eating plenty of food and drinking plenty of water and salting your food, and you are still this exhausted, you need to go talk to a doctor because whatever is happening is beyond the scope of our ability to advise you on. SO YOU’RE TELLING ME I’M THE ONLY ONE YOU ALL HAVE EVER HEARD OF GOING THROUGH THIS? I HOPE NOT. IT IS NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT IM SUDDENLY THAT FATIGUED.
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    Originally posted in wrong post.... Posted Thursday at 09:01 PM Day 31, added cheddar to eggs and seemed to have small heartburn. Day 32, I had cottage cheese at lunch, seems to be causing discomfort. NOT happy about cheese possibly being a problem! Still horribly depressed and crying but I think the goo in the mornings is helping. I have lots of acne all of a sudden. Made the mistake of weighing myself and didn’t lose an ounce. Wasn’t trying to but after everything I read, I was disappointed. I posted the above in the wrong forum since I’m now post W30. Day 34: the depression is alleviating some and I’m still almost 100% W30. I did have a couple cream cheese filled bacon wrapped jalapeños and it was delish! Even these boring foods I have choked down for 30 days is starting to finally taste good. So I’m not sure why my W30 Day by Day book...I was following the similar experiences up until about day 18, then it wasn’t typical. still incredibly tired and run out of gas easily. I just don’t know what my body is needing. Day 35 and am still W30 compliant. PLEASE tell me I’m not the only one with severe fatigue where I cannot do anything extra. I belong to very active clubs, we have a golf tournament that I put on this week. I’m so scared I will not have and can almost guarantee I won’t have the energy for it. What is a suggestion????? I’m talking my arms are too tired to hold up to do my hair. What has anyone else done when they experienced this?
  3. Posted Thursday at 09:01 PM Day 31, added cheddar to eggs and seemed to have small heartburn. Day 32, I had cottage cheese at lunch, seems to be causing discomfort. NOT happy about cheese possibly being a problem! Still horribly depressed and crying but I think the goo in the mornings is helping. I have lots of acne all of a sudden. Made the mistake of weighing myself and didn’t lose an ounce. Wasn’t trying to but after everything I read, I was disappointed. I posted the above in the wrong forum since I’m now post W30. Today is Day 34 and the depression is alleviating more and I’m still almost 100% W30. I did have a couple cream cheese filled bacon wrapped jalapeños and it was delish! Even these boring foods I have choked down for 30 days is starting to finally taste good. So I’m not sure why my W30 Day by Day book...I was following the similar experiences up until about day 18, then it wasn’t typical. still incredibly tired and run out of gas easily. I just don’t know what my body is needing. @CharityC, I hope you find the correlation with your side pain! My aches and pains did alleviate somewhat and some digestive problems. Please don’t let it be cheese for me! Lol!
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    Day 31, added cheddar to eggs and seemed to have small heartburn. Day 32, I had cottage cheese at lunch, seems to be causing discomfort. NOT happy about cheese possibly being a problem! still horribly depressed and crying but I think the goo in the mornings is helping. I have lots of acne all of a sudden. Made the mistake of weighing myself and didn’t lose an ounce. Wasn’t trying to but after everything I read, I was disappointed.
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    Day 30 here......this last week has been the roughest of all. Severe fatigue and sobbing every day. On Day 28, I finally just threw spinach, banana, avocado, pineapple, squash in a blender with water and drank the goo with eggs and sausage. Went back to bed then at lunch made zucchini spaghetti w/chicken Italian sausage. Went back to bed, then had a pork chop w/calabacitas. Day 29, was able to drag out of bed enough, and lift my arms enough, to go to work. Dizzy, but drove anyway. I drank another thing of goo with more eggs and slowly started improving. I'm guessing I just can't choke down the amount needed for my body? Day 30...….I'm having another glass of goo with eggs this morning and will eat compliant again all day. I did read other threads re: depression and fatigue and I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think I will add some cheese starting tomorrow.....
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    I’m going to have to try that! Thank you so much! @ShannonM816, thanks for the suggestions. I’m definitely not 128 lbs so I guess I better drink more water. As for salt, I’m tired of salt and everything being savory so that’s why I’m eating so much fruit. I’m never hungry anymore! Just stuffing my gullet against my will 3 times a day. If I can’t choke another avocado or olive down, I add a handful of pecans. i guess I need to gnaw on more veggies. Is there an easier way to choke it all down? It’s just overwhelming, the portion sizes. It takes me an hour to gnaw down what took me an hour to make, then an hour to clean up. I’m on day 3 of severe fatigue and actually had a moment to stay home and in bed. Im done, but keep getting up to make more food. Today’s breakfast was 2 eggs, 2 compliant bacon, pecans and cantaloupe. Lunch was spinach with garlic and almonds, lemon caper salmon, sweet potato. Day 26, zero tiger blood. I regularly take a B complex a multivitamin and a probiotic a D3 and omega-3’s every single day Even before the Whole30. Again, the reason I started this process in the first place was my hands and feet started to ache unexpectedly. Dr. blood test come up with everything negative. As a result so far, I have not been on Prilosec anymore, I don’t take anti-inflammatories anymore I don’t take Valerian Roor to sleep anymore, there are some improvements, but why am I so tired? It hasn’t been that way the whole time. I can’t say it’s all bad, it is difficult, though. I did read up on why the Whole30 may not work for you, but none of the above applied to me. Except maybe the “spirit” of it, but I have never liked deprivation. Lol!
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    @pags98, Hello! I'm feeling a little better today, but still do not plan any extra activities for sure. Just done. It SOUNDS like a lack of fuel problem. Today's food (and this is typical) Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs w/Dijon mustard, chicken sausage, 1/2 avocado - or I will do an egg scramble with spinach, olive, green chile, mushroom with 1/2 avocado. With any breakfast, a handful of cherries, or watermelon, or cantaloupe, etc.... Lunch: right now I'm eating a 1/2 bell pepper stuffed with cauliflower, Italian sausage, tomato sauce I made from paste, garlic, Italian seasonings, red chile. 1/2 avocado. I went ahead and added a apple chicken sausage today (not typical). Other lunches are usually a giant piece of salmon or chicken breast on salad, topped with damn avocado. LOL! Eat a handful of fruit and/or pecans Dinner: I'd rather shoot myself that shove more food down this gullet. LOL! Water, I only drink water, so maybe four 16-oz bottles a day. Sometimes I drink unsweetened tea, but not for a few days again. Good luck with your Zucchini Lasagna! I normally make my lasagna with squash or zucchini since I'm gluten free already, but I can't picture it without cheese!!!! How are you making it? Thanks for touching base!
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    Okay, Day 23. Pretty miserable today because yesterday I had to put on a retirement party at the office and couldn't stop and eat MY approved food so I went way too long without food. Trying to recover today. I'm not feeling the whole Tiger Blood thing. I'm still just barely keeping my energy head above water to accomplish going to work and going home and cooking another meal. There is NO WAY I can do anything "extra". Yes, I am eating too much dang food and am incredibly tired of it. I did find some compliant bacon and Italian sausage from my out of town trip (they had a Whole Foods) but ALL.....JOY.....OF......FOOD......IS...…..GONE...……… I just want a pill to eat that covers everything and find something else to do. "sigh" I'm tired...…….. I'm hoping I'm not the 1 in 10,000 that this doesn't work for..... I am not trying to lose weight. I'm just trying to feel better. I have not cheated ONCE and am not weighing myself.
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    @ShannonM816 I always feel stuffed eating that much. I am NOT hungry at lunch time, but I do get pretty hungry at dinner time which is usually about 6 hours after lunch. Thanks for touching base! I feel like it's all wrong, but that's probably the stuff we have to forget now, it looks like a lot and too much fat, but we're retraining the body!
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    @ild228, so how's it going this time around? I'm on Day 15 now and now I think I've done the meal template wrong. I swear, I'm eating way too much. For example, today, I had pork loin (2 1/2 medallions), squash cooked in olive oil, onions, green chile and pumpkin squash and 2 of those teeny potatoes cooked in olive oil. I did have 2 boiled eggs for breakfast, some olives and some cherries. I spent the weekend adding guacamole to everything. I'm not sure I'm feeling the benefits of this yet, but for sure am past those nightmare cravings. I didn't mean to quit coffee and valerian root to sleep, but I haven't needed those anymore. I want Tiger Blood! (Whatever that means). LOL! I hope you are doing well!
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    What does the Whole30 think about you taking Gas X, Excedrin, etc. to deal with the symptoms?
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    @ild228 Feel free, the more the merrier on the bandwagon! I think! This is day 10 for me now and I bought that Day by Day book. It is right on the money! I am SO tired of this whole thing and the book says Day 10 or 11 you're more likely to give up since you haven't see the "magic" yet. I am finding that book helps me a lot more to keep on going than anything. How long ago did you do your first Whole30? This has been a rough ride, but finally a couple of days where things are just awful feeling finally.
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    Day 5 ~ better today. Eating more squash and avocados with my meals, more food, seems to be a smoother ride now. My friends that told me they were joining me in this journey bailed, or are preparing more, like slowly removing sugar so it won’t be so rough. Oh well, I have my reasons to do this, I trudge forward! @Larkie, I hope you’re still hanging in there! Oh yeah, I bought the Day by Day and it helps a lot!
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    Thank you so much @ShannonM816! A girlfriend at work just gave me two giant squashes today, and for some reason, I didn't think I could have potato. I'm on it! YOU ALL ROCK!
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    Hi @ladyshanny I guess the only starchy carb veggie I know of is a sweet potato. I read the book, but I guess it's too much for my brain to absorb. What else would you suggest? I just had egg whites last night because that was all that was available at the time. Today's eggs were with yolks. Today's lunch - pork chop was cooked in olive oil and it's kind of fatty, too! Thank you so much for responding!