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  1. kimemp

    Blood sugar issues....

    I finished my Whole30 on February 2nd. I reintroduced dairy and found that I don't tolerate it. I then reintroduced non-gluten grains, rice an corn in particular. They don't seem to bother my stomach, which was my concern, but I am having lightheadedness, blurred vision, and a foggy feeling after eating them. This is the same reaction I had to half a sweet potato. I am going to the doctor tomorrow to have my blood sugar tested. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had increased sensitivity to carbs or sugar.
  2. kimemp

    Blood sugar issues....

    Thanks again for the info. I guess it should be common sense that if you take some source of energy away, you need to replace it with other sources of energy. I think I am still kind of afraid of fat too. I'm not afraid of consuming saturated animal fat, but I think I'm concerned about eating too much of it. I'm going to have to play around with amounts of carbs and see how I feel. And I'm definitely going to try the fried plantains because those sound delicious and less carby.
  3. kimemp

    Blood sugar issues....

    Thanks for the information, everyone. I do usually cook with at least one tablespoon of fat, but I could try to increase it a little or try more of a variety of fats. I keep hearing that if you go too low carb, it can affect your hormones, especially if you are a woman. But maybe half of a large sweet potato is just too much carb at one time for me. I think I will try to lower the carb load a little bit and increase the fat a little bit.
  4. kimemp

    Blood sugar issues....

    I am back with another carb question. I've increased my carbs at each meal, but I am wondering if it's too much. This morning I ate sweet potato hash with one half sweet potato, two eggs, and three strips of sugar-free bacon. At lunch, I had leftover meatloaf (which had grated carrot in it) and the leftover sweet potato hash made from the other half of the sweet potato. After lunch, I felt dizzy, sweaty, and developed a painful headache. I have PCOS so I know I have some insulin sensitivity. But I am wondering if this happens to anyone else? It seems like SUCH a delicate balance to find the correct amount of carbohydrate and I'm not sure what to do. I would ask a nutritionist, but every nutritionist I've seen advises against a paleo diet and definitely against the Whole30 and tells me to eat whole wheat. But even though I still have a hard time managing the carbs, I feel better on a paleo-like diet overall than I ever have so I don't want to stray away from it.
  5. kimemp

    Blood sugar issues....

    Thanks for the tips. I was definitely not eating enough. When I throw some carb in with the green vegetable I feel much better and I don't reach for a Larabar like a zombie a couple hours later.
  6. I didn't see this topic anywhere else... apologies if I missed it. I am on day 13 of my Whole30 and I have been doing very well. I have been eating 1/2 a Larabar here and there as dessert after a meal. I'm starting to think this isn't such a good idea. Today, I was in a rush and quickly ate leftover sausage and asparagus (very little carb) at about 7:30am. At 9:00am, I was still hungry so without thinking I ate an entire Larabar. Shortly after, my vision was blurred and I had foggy brain. I ate leftover salmon and leftover asparagus at 12:30pm. Shortly after, I felt lightheaded and hot... almost as if I would pass out. I ate a clementine at about 1:00pm and started to feel a little better. It is now after 4:00pm and I am feeling weak and lightheaded again. I don't claim to understand completely how my body and the food I put in it works, but I feel like my sugar dragon didn't stay slayed. I don't really have cravings, but I am wondering if the Larabar with 17g sugar is too much sugar for my system at one time. Also, I don't really know how many carbs I should be eating at each meal to hold me over to the next meal. Any thoughts?
  7. I specifically remember in the official "Can I have..." section Melissa included those oils simply because you can't avoid going out to eat altogether on this plan. I am more concerned in the additives in the roast beef and salsa. I'll take your advice and contact the deli to see what the ingredients are. Thanks!
  8. I didn't hear my alarm this morning and woke up with no time to prepare lunch, only time to have breakfast which seemed a priority at the time. I went to a café for lunch and found a sandwich with two fried eggs, shaved roast beef, pepperjack cheese, avocado, and salsa on sourdough bread. I asked them to hold the pepperjack and sourdough so I essentially ate two eggs over shaved roast beef with avocado and salsa. I thought it was perfectly fine while eating it, but got worried later if the roast beef had sugar or carrageenan or if the salsa had sugar. Would anyone consider my Whole30 botched because of this? I'm not going to start over because I've been doing so well and I never imagined I'd even get this far, but I'd like to get some feedback on this.
  9. kimemp

    Prepping for a January 5th Start

    I am also starting on the 5th. Cleaned out my cabinets yesterday, going grocery shopping and doing meal planning tomorrow. It will be difficult, but I just keep thinking of how much better I may feel in the end. It's very exciting!