Hi, I am on day 3 of whole30 and noticed a few things already.
On the positive side- I already feel way less bloated and I am actually staying full between the three meals which has never happened before.
For context I am 29, female, working out 4-5 times a week, a little overweight, and used to eat a pretty terrible diet.
My first concern is that I do have a history of low blood sugar and I am feeling dizziness/tiredness again.
My second (biggest) concern is that I am waking up at 2-3 am wide awake and hungry. The first night I was able to go back to sleep but last night I had to eat some strawberries, the hunger pangs were awful.
I am thinking I am maybe not getting enough protein. Last night for dinner (and the night before) I had a big bowl of spaghetti squash with homemade tomato sauce. I ate a bowl of cauliflower/broccoli with it last night. It’s so filling that I realized I am not adding/craving protein with dinner.
Last night With dinner i also realized the only protein I ate all day was 1 chicken breast, 3 chicken sausage links and 2 eggs. So at that point is when I made a big bowl of veggies and ate a handful of pecans.
I am eating plenty of vegetables and I believe my fat is enough- yesterday was 1/2 avacado, and olive oil cooked with each meal.
I am hoping my troubles are coming from not getting enough protein- does that sound right? I just don’t like a whole lot of meats and I get sick of chicken QUICK. Any suggestions??