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  1. Hi ! Me and my hubby are doing our first whole30. We are both in good health and we were eating pretty good. Before whole30 my husband had no problems with sleep and now we are on day 18 and he has been strugling with sleep for the last week ...he wakes up in the middle of the night and Can't fall back to sleep. He used to eat high carbs as a snack before whole30. Now he has some compliant ham with almond butter or protein with fat. His sleep is very light. Tossing and turning...other than sleep he is doing good but now getting tired. We are following the meal template and he has fat and some starchy veg each meal. Me: I have on and off insomnia periods in my life and I have reactive hypoglycemia since forever. But before the whole30 this month I was sleeping very good. Since starting the whole30 bad sleep which I knew was detox at the beginning but now it's day 18 and still takes me forever to fall asleep..I even have to take a snack of almonds around 1am to be able to fall asleep. I take magnesium before bed and melatonin. I have some fat and carbs with every meal. Anyone relate and have solutions? We love whole30 but want to SLEEP!!!
  2. I am on my third whole 30, day 6. Each whole30, I experience new issues (not sure if that’s normal), but unfortunately this time it is sleep. I toss and turn for HOURS before I eventually fall asleep. Typically I go to bed around 11, no phone, computer, etc. for an hour before, and sleep in a dark room. It’s almost like a get a second wind at night—I’m not even tired until about 1-2 am and I need up by 7. Thankfully I’m a college student so I can still decently function with the whole “no sleep”, but it would be nice to not have to battle with this for the next 24 days. Here’s what a normal day looks like for me: M1~ 8 am: 2 egg omelette with spinach, tomato, and pulled pork. 4 oz Naked green machine juice. M2 ~ 12-1 pm: spinach salad with sliced chicken breast, 1/2 avocado, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, and tessemae’s avocado ranch (about 2 Tbsp). Glass of iced tea. M3 ~ 6-7 pm: about 8 oz pulled pork, large baked sweet potato, cup of green beans or stir fry veggies IF I snack, it’s usually a handful of cashews with some berries or melon. (Try to keep my fruit low sugar). I also cook my omelette, chicken breast, and evening veggies in olive oil for extra fat in my meals. Exercise is either a morning run, or morning lift at the gym. Usually 5-6 days a week. This is typical for me—hasn’t changed during whole30.
  3. This is my first Whole30 (and I am loving it!). Day 18 for me, and I am noticeably sleeping better. I used to be a terrible sleeper (probably due to too much wine before bed, let's be honest, and a lack of a before bed routine). I used to only remember dreaming maybe once or twice every one to two months. I am now dreaming almost every night, which I have read is a sign of getting into deeper sleep. My energy is eventually fine an hour or two after waking up, but when I wake up I AM SO TIRED. Like not sure how I will be able to get out of bed, exhausted. I am getting a solid 6-8 hours of sleep every night, probably averaging around 7 most nights. I usually fall asleep around midnight and wake up 7/7:30am. I was hoping I would be waking up with some energy, but it almost feels like I am hungover (without the alcohol of course) some mornings, at least when I initially wake. I guess I am confused as to why I am sleeping better, or seem to be based on how frequently I am dreaming and not tossing/turning/waking up in the middle of the night, but feeling so exhausted in the mornings... am I maybe making up for years of crap sleep? Is that a thing? Wondering if this can be explained/if others have experienced this/if I will eventually start waking up with more energy (I hope so!).
  4. Hey! I'm on week one (day 7), and I've noticed that I've been sleeping 10-12 hours a night (my normal is 7-8 hours) since the 2nd day in. I don't actually feel lethargic or sleepy - but I'm sleeping crazy amounts. I'm definitely eating enough calories, and my physical activity hasn't spiked like crazy, which I'd normally chalk it up to. Just wanting to know if anyone else has experienced this, or if it's the case where there is something else non-Whole 30 related going on and it's just a coincidence that it's at the same time. Thanks!
  5. Hi everyone! I'm on day 5 of W30 and loving it. The one thing that's bothering me is I'm having a really hard time getting and staying asleep. I'm having my last meal several hours before bed and I'm going about my routine the way I always have which includes reading my Kindle with the nightshade screen dim on which has always helped me fall asleep. But now I'm restless for a long time and it takes an even longer time to STAY asleep. That being said, insomnia and restless sleep are two issues I've grappled with for most of life. Runs in the family But I've never had THIS much trouble. Is this, perhaps, that thing where issues get worse on W30 before they get better? I also wonder if it's because I can no longer drink Yogi Bedtime Tea (another mainstay of my bedtime routine) because it has stevia in it. Anyway, would love to know if anyone else had sleep issues in the early days. Thanks!
  6. I am on Day 12, and I think I’m feeling pretty good, but I’m starting to notice a pattern with sleep. For the past three mornings, I have woken up between 4:00 and 5:00 am and have trouble falling back to sleep. I have a medical condition that makes me have to get up to use the bathroom at least once a night. (It would be a bonus if this would improve on my Whole30, but I’m not expecting it to.) Usually, I fall right back to sleep, but the last few nights (early mornings), I’m wide awake. Don’t feel like I have a lot of thoughts running through my mind keeping me up. I’m just awake, but I really don’t want to get up and start my day at 4:00 on only five hours of sleep. I do think the sleep I’m getting in those five hours is better than before though. Is this a natural part of the Whole30 or is there something I can do during the day to help?
  7. Hello Internet! I am approaching my start date (4/27)and I just received Melissa's "Whole30 Day by Day" book in the mail today-- it's getting real! This will be my fourth round but it has been a while since my last one! I am starting to get worried, not about my meals but the times I eat them. You see, work graveyard shift from home (9p-5a) five days a week now and I am also a full time mom to a normal sleeping toddler. I usually get about 4 hours before my son is up and then we get our afternoon nap time of another 2-3 hours if I'm not meal prepping.... When should I eat? I keep going over my schedule and I don't know where three meals are going to fit. I guess one around 10am (let's call that breakfast) one after naps around 4pm (lets call this lunch) and one before I start my shift 8:30pm (let's call this dinner before you go to bed 8 hours later) I guess I will just have to go ahead and see how I feel after a few days. Luckily I am off work the weekend of my start so I am able to sort of keep track of my hunger for the first days without worrying about when I will sleep as much. Does anyone else have a difficult work schedule? How do you make it work? Many thanks in advance!
  8. Heriona

    Heavy flow of period

    Hello friends, I am on day 16 of Whole30. Two days ago I got my period earlier (3-4 days) than anticipated. My flow has been so much heavier than usual. I even have some thick blood clumps that I usually don't get. There is definitely a change in hormones, that's obvious , but is this normal as this does not feel normal to me. Also my hunger has been crazy. Yesterday i ate breakfast at 8:30 and then again in two hours and again at noon feeling empty and hungry every time. My sleep has not been good either. I fall asleep but then I wake up , however in the morning I wake up fine with more energy than before Whole30. Could it be b/c of my heavy period? Any body knows what's going on? These past two days have been very trying for me. I am almost pulling the plug. A couple of my friends that have done Whole30 say that Whole30 actually regulated their periods .