Starlight89

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  1. Starlight89

    Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?

    Hello all! Happy Day 11 ! Heyas @coachmandiep ! I've never really noticed a headache before from undereating, probably because that hardly ever happens haha! I have, however, gotten slight headaches from hunger (with the accompanying irritation). After adding up the calories consumed on Day 8 I have absolutely been undereating. I finished the day at 1466 calories and that's just simply not enough, especially since I did barre that day. This is counting my pre-workout shake which I forgot to mention. I didn't realize I was undereating, mostly because I feel really satiated after meals. I've been following the meal template and it's been great in that sense, with mostly veggies and lean meats. For fats it's been avocado, ghee/olive oil, and nut butters. I took your advice for Day 9 and decided to up my fat intake as well as adding a green plantain mash side to my lunch for some extra starchy carbs (mashed with a dollop of ghee added). I also used about 1/4 cup of full-fat leftover coconut milk instead of usual almond milk for my pre-workout shake and added a half tbsp extra of nut butter (homemade cashew/walnut blend) to the 1 tbsp I tend to add to the shake. This made ALL the difference! I woke up headache-less on Day Ten and today, so thank you very much for the suggestion, coachmandiep! Much appreciated. One thing I have noticed from this round in comparison to my first Whole30 is that the insomnia ceased around day 4 back then, and I had less symptoms and didn't have that headache. It wasn't until Day 9 that I was able to fall asleep and stay asleep adequately. It definitely feels like a combo of the detoxing and undereating for this round, so I will make it a point to consciously eat enough, even if it means making an effort (because I really am satisfied otherwise! lol) Hope everyone's hanging in there and having a great week so far!
  2. Starlight89

    Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?

    Hello all! Yay for Week 2! My Days 6-8 have been mostly fine, except for waking up with a dull headache that lasts until after I've had my coffee. Today, however, I'm still having a dull headache and it's past noon/almost lunchtime. I'm thinking it might be due to not eating enough? So today only I'm going to count calories (I know you're not supposed to but I want to see if I'm accidentally eating under 1600 calories and not realizing it) to see if that's the culprit. So far with breakfast alone I'm up to 435 calories (warm lemon water upon waking, 2 cups of black coffee, 2 scrambled eggs, a serving of mushroom potato hash, half an avocado). I generally eat the same amount each breakfast, give or take more protein if I'm having homemade turkey sausage (I will be meal prepping these today) so it's pretty consistent from previous mornings. I'll keep an eye on my lunch, post workout snack, and dinner to see if there's a calorie deficit I'm ignoring that shouldn't be ignored lol For reference, my workout is pretty low-impact. I take a barre class 4-5 a week and do moderate cardio on an elliptical. I probably burn somewhere between 150-350 calories through exercise, depending on what activity I do that day. I am not doing Whole30 for weight loss so I really need to figure out if not eating enough calories is the problem with the headaches or if it's something else. I don't remember this symptom my first round of Whole30.
  3. Starlight89

    Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?

    Hello all! Happy Wednesday! Echoing what @trafficjamdreaming said, hope everyone's having a great Day 3! I've been feeling pretty good myself, save for the insomnia/trouble falling asleep! This happened to me the first time I did Whole30, and the second time I attempted (only got about 13 days in that time) where I have difficulty sleeping the first few days, so I'm not too worried about it because from my experience I know it'll pass in the next day or two, and then I'll be sleeping like a baby. I'm curious, for those of you guys in the US, how do you plan on managing 4th of July celebrations in terms of food and such if going to an event? I have a friend that's hosting a bbq and I was thinking maybe bringing my own condiments to share with them in addition to whatever they will be serving. Compliant ketchup, mustard, DYO mayo, pickles, etc. Maybe a big cabbage too, to use as buns/wraps? And, of course, a big jug of compliant kombucha! I have no control over what she may or may not be serving and I really don't want to impose or go into details about why I'm not eating this or that (again!) so I figured I'd at least try to control the things I can, like what I add to my bunless burger lol
  4. Starlight89

    Starting July 1 - Anyone want to join me?

    Hello all! I, too, have started today. Happy to join the rest of you in this journey! This will be my second Whole30 round, the first one was back in October of last year (pre-holidays!). I learned so much about myself, my habits, and nutrition in general on my first go that I'm excited about what other knowledge comes my way this round. I'm doing a second round for two reasons. While I did keep reasonably healthy eating habits post-Whole30, I didn't do a proper re-introduction, so I'd like the opportunity to be more disciplined about that, even though I honestly didn't notice much of a difference other than either gluten and/or dairy sometimes definitely can make me bloated, so there's that! The second reason is that in the past few months, there's been lots of celebrations, parties, weddings, holidays, family gatherings, and vacation. My diet has been less than ideal during those times, and, more importantly, there's been a lot of cocktailing during those good times. After all that, I decided to do Dry July and sort of flush out my system of all those toxins that a boozy couple of months can do. And I figured, hey, why not just do a Whole30 while at it, and actually do the proper re-introduction! So here I am! Ready for a great 30 days to come! (Ok, 40, because reintroduction. Need to mentally prepare myself to remember this time!) Good luck to us all!