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sintah posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30Hey Everyone! So, I'm currently on my 4th round of Whole60. This is the fourth time I've done the program since 9/2013. I consider myself pretty well versed in the program. I've pretty much studied and memorized the rules and everything and follow the program well. I'm even mentoring some friends who are doing the program with me on a facebook group! Each of my Whole30's have been magnificent, tiger blood and all. However, this round has been quite different than any other Whole30 and I don't know why. -Day 4, I had tiger blood and felt amazing! Since then, I haven't really had the same "tiger blood" feeling. -For the last 5 or so days, I've felt tired upon waking. I'm getting 7.5-8 hours of sleep a night, as usual. I'm eating my meals as I should, following the meal planning template for protein, veggies, fat and some nuts/fruits. Again, no different than I have done in my prior Whole30's. -Emotionally, I kind of feel out of whack. Today, I woke up full of energy. By the time I arrived at work, I felt super tired and sad for no reason at all. I've been scatter brained like crazy and my moods have been a little different than normal. Nothing stressful is going on in my life right now, so I don't know what that's about either. After reading some prior forum posts the best thing I can think of, is I need more starchy veggies. Typically, I eat a fair amount of sweet potatoes. This time, I've only had them maybe 2-3 times, and regular potatoes another 2-3 times. Whereas in the past, I may have a serving every other day. I'm not super active, I work at a desk all day. I haven't been working out, although I will be starting to add some cardio in soon (nothing crazy, just moderate to see if my mood improves.) So, what gives? Any ideas as to what is causing this? I'm baffled because this hasn't happen to me before on a Whole30 and don't know what's causing it. One thing I will add that is positive and a NEW thing that hasn't happen in my prior whole30's. I have had literally NO cravings for ANYTHING off plan the entire time. Zilch. Don't know why that is either. HELP, please! Thanks!! =D
Hello! My name is Caroline, and I'm a new member of the Whole30 program. In fact, today is my first day of Whole30. I'm seeking the wisdom of those with experience in maintaining athletic performance while doing Whole30. Any information, advice, or suggestion would be most appreciated. I joined CrossFit last week, and I love it. Though I haven't done every workout RX, I have enjoyed the atmosphere, the competitive nature of the program, the supportive camaraderie, and the sweat. I have been doing CrossFit 5 days/week and completing the WODS. I'm also running 2 days/week. Though I'd like to work up to more run days, I'm also trying to help my body recover. This brings me to my question: what tips do you have for someone who is trying to maintain athletic performance while completing the Whole30? Thank you for your time! Best, Caroline
Alright... here I am in the middle of my second whole30. I finished the first one with no probs at all, but as I didn't feel like reaping all the benefits, I thought it might be great to just go on with it. A bit about my history: Last year around this time I was at my total happy weight of about 56 to 57 kgs with about 20% bodyfat. I was exercising a lot, but feeling great, and without knowing I was eating kind of paleo-ish but very one-sided and pretty low-fat. Beginning of this year I slowly started to gain a bit of weight in-spite of an unchanged training regimen. Looked into nutrition a bit more and started to find out about paleo lifestyle and eating (Marks Daily Apple, Robb Wolff and so on). Started to eat paleo/primal and with more fat, less carbs. Still kept gaining though. Very slowly, but gaining. On top of that, I broke my foot in July and couldn't exercise in any way for more than six weeks. Cut down my daily intake as I was afraid of not even fitting into my most forgiving clothes anymore. Eating was very clean, no major slips, paleo everyday. Still, I came out of the cast and had gained 5 kgs, so at 5'4'' I was at 60.5 kgs with 25% then. Now, I am in recovery, but have started exercising a while back already (everything I can do... walk to and from work, am allowed to use the elliptical, so do that 3x week, a spinning session now and then, some pilates, stretching, some resistance training if poss). Despite all my efforts though and sticking to the whole30 program for so long now, I do not feel totally energized and my clothes are still sooo tight! I don't care about the scale, haven't weighed myself during this time, but the fit is still miserable and I can't wear my former favorite pieces! Sleep-wise I am totally fine, most days 8 hours and wake up before my alarm. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? I have a food and exercise log on myfitnesspal to keep track of my nutrients & macros. Here's the link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/Desmonema I would appreciate any hints towards my exercise regimen and food. I would just love to feel so energetic and happy in my body and see some positive change! Thanks in advance!