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  1. Carolinek

    Hot flashes worse?

    Anybody else experience an increase in hot flashes? I’m on day 13 and they’re worse than ever. Is this part of detox?
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    My log starting Day 13

    I’m finishing Day 13. I posted a couple days ago in success stories that I felt great but I’m having a harder time with it now. I’m tired, sleeping a lot, and feeling grouchy. I’m thinking this log might help. Here’s my meals for today: 1. Small potato, sausage patty, zucchini, compliant butter 2. Epic bar and melon 3. Pork chop, broccoli slaw with dressing, beets, tomato salad with bacon. Salads have compliant dressing Drinks: black coffee, seltzer with splash OJ, water There are several stressors in my life right now but I didn’t want to wait to start this, so I plunged in anyway. It’s been pretty manageable, but this afternoon I was ready to be done. I wanted to go out, have a couple glasses of wine, and some compliant food. I rationalized the thought by thinking I’ll stay on it except for the wine. I didn’t go out. Instead I came home, cooked the right food, read this forum, and was able to stay the course. Onward to day 14 tomorrow!
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    My log starting Day 13

    Day 20! Pretty good day. Met a friend for dinner and had a hamburger with a fried egg on top and a few sweet potato fries. No bun of course. Asked for salsa to go with the hamburger, not sure if it had sugar but it didn’t taste sweet. Lunch was tossed salad with turkey, melon, and figs. Breakfast was sausage patty, egg, banana, and fried tomatoes. I’m getting the hang of how to fit this in my life. Eating out is harder but doable. Hot flashes again were not bad last night. Dare I hope?
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    My log starting Day 13

    Day 19 Went on a work retreat today and they served lunch. Typical conference type lunch, wraps, pasta salad, tossed salad and cookies and chips. So....what to do? I could have called ahead but I didn’t want to explain all the restrictions of the whole 30 so I made do. I took two wraps, a turkey and a veggie one, and some tossed salad, to which I put balsamic vinaigrette on. Then I opened the wraps and put the turkey Slices and roasted veggies on top. Not bad for making do! I have no idea if there was added sugar in the dressing, or the marinade that was on the veggies, but I figured It was at least close. Breakfast was 2 eggs and fried tomatoes and dinner was just a chicken sausage, squash, 1/2 medium sweet potato and 1/2 Lars Bar. Feel pretty good today, only woke up 3 times or so last night hot flashing. I’m not even going to think they’re over but maybe I got a reprieve for a night.
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    LadyWolf's Whole 30 Log

    Sounds like a delicious menu!
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    My log starting Day 13

    Day 18 These hot flashes won’t let up, ugh! I’m almost 59 and technically not in menopause as I still have intermittent periods- keep hoping they will stop. I have been getting hot flashes for a couple years now but this is the worst they have been. In reading through the forum, it seems this is something that happens with the Whole 30, someone offered that it may be due to the release of estrogen in fat? I guess that makes sense but I wish they would let up! Heres today’s tally: Breakfast: 2 eggs, half a fried tomato, small sweet potato with compliant butter Lunch:fried potatoes with 2 slices turkey bacon and hard boiled egg, beets Dinner: hamburger, squash, coleslaw (compliant), handful smoked scallops, 1/2 Lars bar for sweet treat Beverages: seltzer with splash of tart cherry juice, plain seltzer, coffee, herbal tea, kombucha I am not really hungry, but I think I am eating a lot, maybe too much. Feeling a bit tired but that’s probably due to the multiple hot flashes through the night.
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    My log starting Day 13

    Ok, been a couple busy days but keeping the course. Feeling pretty good overall and getting the hang of planning meals and making it work in my life. Wednesday I have an all day work event and they will be serving us lunch, so that may be a problem as lunch is usually an assortment sandwiches and salads. I’m hoping there’s tossed salad that I can use as a base for the meat, but we’ll see. I’m going to stick a couple epic bars in my purse in case there are no good options. Other than that, here’s today’s food, Leaned into Epic bars today for convenience, I have to figure out other options for portable compliant food that will fill me up. Breakfast Epic bar melon 4 figs Lunch Hard boiled egg fried potatoes 2 pieces turkey bacon Seaweed snack Snack Epic bar late dinner (8:30) Hamburger tomato 1/2 fried plantain
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    My log starting Day 13

    Thanks Schrödinger’s cat! Wow, round 3, I’m impressed. I think this journal will be helpful. Today was better, now to remember everything I ate: Breakfast Banana small potato sausage patty zucchini Lunch 1/2 pork chop 4 slices turkey bacon sweet potato fries Snack Epic bar My stress level was lower, maybe because it’s Friday.Less tired today too. Hopefully will continue. Carrots Dinner 1/2 pork cop sweet potato fries beet Drinks black coffee, seltzer, water, tea
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    Day 12

    Starting day 12 and I feel great! I had headaches the first few days and a general feeling of sluggishness for the first five days or so, but after that it seemed everything clicked. I’m not feeling hungry, not having cravings, and my energy level is higher than normal. Bonus is that my pants are feeling looser. I can’t believe that I don’t crave bread, it doesn’t even look good. I always thought I couldn’t live without it. It does take some planning, and I’m starting to streamline that. I’m interested to see what happens with the re introduction, but it seems my body needs to be on some version of this plan. So, I call this at least the beginning of a success story! I want to add that I also love that this is not another one of those gimmicky plans where you have to buy their food. I tried a couple of those and their food was awful and I was always hungry, despite the claims that I wouldn’t be. I love that most of this non-proprietary. I belong to a local food coop and I can buy everything I need there, they even have many of the approved foods, like Primal, Epic, Rx bars, etc. The book was a free download for Amazon Prime members, and I did that to get started. I probably will buy some of the other cookbooks as I have a collection of cookbooks, but this plan is very accessible for anyone as everything is on the free website.
  10. Carolinek

    Starting August 1

    Day 6 here and doing OK, good luck!
  11. Carolinek

    Starting out

    I started today but see I already went off course! After dinner, I wanted a sweet, so I had a RX bar, but then I read that peanut butter is not approved. Of course it was peanut butter. oh well, tomorrow’s a new day.
  12. Carolinek

    Starting out

    Thanks, good idea to save screen shots to my phone! I’m starting to wrap my brain around it. Appreciate the support.
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    Starting out

    Thanks Ashleyparik! After reading a bit more, I understand that now. Today was much better, and I haven’t felt the need to have something sweet. I actually feel pretty good, and this feels very manageable. I made sweet potato fries with dinner and I think that satisfied the need for sweets/ carbs for me. Looking forward to moving ahead with this!