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  1. This is my first Whole30 and I am SUPER excited! I started out on this journey after a pretty indulgent summer. To be completely honest, I thought it would be a great weight loss tool. Then a friend said "If you're going to do it, read the book!" So, I did. And boy am I glad I did! I was so inspired! This journey has become about so much more. I only get this one body and its time I start being good to it! And that starts with hitting the reset button with the Whole30 and then really listening to my body, what it wants and needs, how it feels, and how what I put into it effects me. All that being said....its day two and I feel TERRIBLE! Well, not too terrible. Its really just this massive headache. I'm in good spirits though! I've wrapped my head around the fact that the headache is coming from withdrawal. But my sugar dragon can huff and puff all it wants! IT WILL NOT WIN! My name is Susan and its so nice to be here. Thanks in advance for all of your support! LET'S DO THIS!!!
  2. Hello! Day 31 here and this morning I reintroduced peanut butter. For breakfast I had 3 HB eggs, 1/2 avo, and celery with peanut better and raisins. The raisins have no additionally added sugar. I had about 6 3 inch pieces of celery and peanut butter went in. This was about 8:30am. Come 11:15am, headache! I had headaches in the first two weeks from what I assuming was a sugar detox. I entered this program for my love of sugar and horrible eating habits. The last two weeks they have been non-existent until today. I don't know a lot about peanuts. Do you think it's the actual peanut or added sugar? Wondering if it is beneficial to try and find peanut butter with no added sugar to narrow it down. I just had lunch - reintro for that was black beans with my deconstructed hamburger. This was just about 20 minutes ago. Thanks!
  3. Sugar Withdrawl

    I am on day 4 of Whole30 and have had dreadful headaches the last 2 days. I am drinking as much water as possible, but thinking this really is my withdrawal symptoms from sugar/carbs. Anyone else have similar side effects with headaches? If so, how long did they last?
  4. 15hr headache 1st day.

    Hi all, I have just started my whole30 and since 12pm yesterday (it's now 4:30am) I have had a headache stemming from the back of my head through to my forehead. Does anyone have a remedy for this that isn't pain killers? I went to bed at 6:45pm last night, was a bit restless around 1am and then I think I slept through till my alarm at 4:30, so I'm fairly sure it's not exhaustion. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  5. I finished my second full round in January and want to go again in May. BUT, during my last round I had a major trouble. After I got my Tiger Blood, my energy level dipped to a all time low. Even more troubling, I got headaches after each meal. Both continued and progressively got worse until I finished my 30 days. I made sure I drank plenty of water and I feel my whole30 was prefect as far as fats/veggies/proteins. I upped my fats when tired and did not snack unless really needed. But as I progressed through my 30 days, my desire to face-plant into a chocolate cake grew stronger and stronger. Once I hit day 31, I lost all will power and ate that cake. My headaches immediately stopped and my energy returned. I can only think my headaches and fatigue were due to the lack of carbs and/or sugar. And my body did like using fats for energy. I want to start a round, but I'm worried about a re-occurrence of the headaches and fatigue. So, if the headaches and fatigue after meals were due to lake of carbs and/or sugar, do I up my intake of carbs next time? Reduce the fats? Please someone advise me!
  6. Reaction...?

    Immediately after dinner I got a headache and stomachache. I ate ground turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, approved salsa, 1/2 avocado and homemade plantain chips w/coconut oil. All of these things I have eaten before with no reactions. Is it because of a food, or maybe I didn't have enough water today...? I do normally get migraines often, but since whole30 I've only had a few so that could be possible as well...
  7. I am on day 26 of Whole30 and I am feeling the WORST I've felt the entire time despite a strict adherence to the rules. The first week I felt okay, the second week was a little rough at the beginning, but then I felt great. Late into the third week and now as I am nearly finished on my fourth week I feel awful. Headaches of varying degrees every day and now terrible stomach aches often accompanied by nausea. I NEVER got headaches prior to Whole30, NEVER. I haven't introduced anything new into my diet that I wasn't eating before and I am eating at least 4 times a day if not more. I had a super comprehensive food allergy test done prior to starting Whole30 so I know I'm not eating foods that I have issues with. I have been hydrating like crazy. The only thing that has changed that I can point to is Whole30. I was expecting to feel even better than I did at the start of week 3, not significantly worse. I'm not running a fever or feeling poorly otherwise. Has ANYONE else had this issue? I was planning to keep going for another 30 days while my parents do their first Whole 30 but I am not going to stick with it if I just feel like crap all the time.
  8. I just finished my second full round. After getting my Tiger Blood, my energy level dipped but more troubling, I would get headaches after each meal. They continued until I finished. I drank plenty of water and I feel as though my whole30 was right on. I made sure to get lots of fats, and not snack unless really needed. I also had a a strong desire to face-plant right into a bag of cookies. My first round I had little sugar dragon. It might help for me to include my first round was a year ago. I never ate great and had a positive response to that round. Then, throughout the year, I did several mini rounds. After I finished this round, I did face-plant into M&Ms. The headaches have not returned. I want/ need to start a round, but I'm worried about feeling like poop! So, why did I have headaches after meals?
  9. I'm on day 9 and haven't had any of the "symptoms" I had read that I would have until today and now they are ALL here. Is this normal? Thanks in advance from a tired, grumpy, head pounding lady.
  10. I am on Day 7 and just had my worst night of sleep yet. Woke up feeling congested, headachy and body achy. I had the carb flue effect on Day 2 but it was gone by Day 3. I had cut gluten and sugar out of my diet for a full year before starting the Whole 30 so wasn't expecting to have such a dramatic reaction. Wondering if this could be a diary withdrawal reaction? Also still quite a bit of diarrhea. Looking forward to all this stabilizing and welcome thoughts, insights!
  11. Headaches and Poop

    What a fun topic to talk about, huh? I have been doing Whole30 for 48 days now. After day 30, I stayed mostly Whole30 but ate a few things here or there that weren't compliant. Anyway, throughout the whole 48 days, I have woken up with a slight headache every day and it never really seems to go away. Also, my poop is the worst. I only poop every 2-3 days and when I do, it's a small amount and very squishy and hard to get out. Before starting Whole30, I knew my gut was messed up. I was depressed and anxious most of the time and I felt bloated and just messed up on the inside. I'm wondering if I need to make any changes to my diet going forward to feel amazing. Or if I just need to do another strict round and stop having the occasional treat until I'm finally healed. Any tips would be appreciated! Here's a list of what I eat everyday. Oh, and I realized that I have been eating way too many potatoes so I'm going to try to cut back and replace them with veggies. If you think that's the problem, I'd love to know so I can be sure to keep cutting them out. Breakfast: Typically 3 eggs, either some pulled pork or bacon, half an avocado, sauerkraut or kale coleslaw on the side. Probably could do better about adding more veggies here. Used to add in about 2 small red potatoes but have cut those out for now. Lunch: A can of tuna with homemade mayo, pumpkin seeds, half an apple, spinach. Sometimes using plantain chips to dip with them. Other days I'll make BLT lettuce wraps with turkey lunch meat, tomato, lettuce, mayo, bacon, avocado. Sometimes with chips on the side (baked in avocado oil). Dinner: Chicken breast or pulled pork, green beans/kale coleslaw/brussel sprouts/broccoli/cauliflower, potatoes, mayo or avocado as a side. Sometimes we'll do chicken curry over a baked potato. Sometimes a soup which has potatoes/ground beef/kale. Dinner is always something different every night, so it's hard to list every meal we make, but I always try to make sure there's a meat, potato, veggie and fat. Also: taking magnesium supplements, cod liver oil supplements, a "hair and nail" health supplement from whole foods that is compliant, drinking kombucha every day. Rarely I drink coffee, but I do drink tea every day. I have done 2 rounds of Whole30 in the past and I remember feeling much better than this round. Plus in my last 2 rounds combined, I lost 15lbs (and have since gained it back), but in this past round, I only lost 3-4 lbs. I just feel like something is off and would love your thoughts! Thanks!!
  12. I'm on day 20, and feel like my body is on a backslide. This week, I was feeling awesome: steady energy, great mood, etc. Starting two days ago (Day 18), I began feeling bloated and started having some digestive issues. Yesterday (Day 19) and this morning I've had the same digestive issues plus a headache. I haven't experienced these symptoms since the first week of my Whole 30. Is this common? The only culprit I can identify is that while traveling earlier this week, I was eating more fruit than usual. Day 18 diet: Breakfast was eggs and ~2 cups of fruit (pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries), lunch was a chicken breast with sugar-free tomato sauce w/olives and artichoke hearts plus a spinach salad with no dressing, and dinner was a Chipotle burrito bowl (chorizo, lettuce, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, hot salsa, and guacamole). Day 19 diet: Breakfast was a piece of sausage and spinach frittata plus a larabar, lunch was another Chipotle burrito bowl (chorizo, lettuce, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, hot salsa, and guacamole), snack was carrots with guacamole, and dinner was halibut with orange ginger glaze (from Whole30 book) and butternut squash soup. Help!
  13. I am thrilled with my Whole30 results and am excited about this new lifestyle with more energy, better mood and a healthier body. Here are my results: able to lower all medication dosages clear skin more outgoing happier/less irritable no sugar cravings everything tastes better/more flavorful kicked my Splenda "addiction" no arthritis pain never got sick (even though everyone else in my family did) lost 10 pounds (and never felt hungry after the first few days of sugar withdrawal) I like people - lol! Last night I started my reintro with a half glass of red wine. To my chagrin and disappointment, I woke up in the middle of the night with a splitting headache. I didn't have a single headache throughout the entire Whole30. Anyone else experience this? What did you do? I have a huge wine cellar - this is NOT good news...help me through this...Do I try again?
  14. Holy Headache!

    Holy moly headache. So. I started the whole30 1 week ago. I messed up and realized over the weekend that this one spice mix I used for the chicken had sulfites in it. So technically failed, and started my second whole30 today. But. Oh my god the headache. And the worse it gets, the more I want to eat ice cream. (Not an option though thank goodness or I would have fallen down that rabbit hole) I am well hydrated. I don't get it. Meal 1: 2 eggs scrambled with coconut milk, and 1 orange. Workout. No pre or post workout snack - Been running late for everything all day. Meal 2 - 1 sweet potato, 1 whole red potatoes, 1 left over roasted chicken breast and lemon. 1 avocado (I was HUNGRY) Snack - Banana Meal 3: Broccoli, butternut Squash, Roasted beef
  15. Hi all! I'm going to bring this up with my doc next time I go, but Any insight here would be appreciated: Yesterday was my grain reintroduction- I had a piece of Ezekiel toast in the am, bread in the afternoon, and pasta with dinner. I felt some bloating but nothing major and no other symptoms. Full disclosure: I also made the mistake of eating a small bar of non-dairy chocolate, which I'm pretty sure caused a pretty bad headache. Today I went back to my Whole30 regimine but was noticeably shaky, weak, and empty only a few hours after breakfast and lunch. I felt a little better each time after eating a small snack. I used to have this type of "spell" with increasing frequency leading up to my Whole30 (it was one of my motivating factors to try w30), but haven't had this problem in weeks. Is this a blood sugar reaction to the sugary candy bar or perhaps the wheat products I ate yesterday? Even though the effects came on the next day? Or is this a gluten sensitivity? Are those linked somehow? I also have autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's and RA)-- not sure if they could be a factor.
  16. Hey Everyone! I need some help. Today is Day 12 and I've felt horrible for the last 5 days. My head is pounding constantly, I've had 1 migraine that kept me home from work a few days ago, and my back and neck feel like they've been hit by a truck. All of this is made worse by the fact that every night this week I've woken up between 1 and 2 am and have NOT been able to fall back asleep (something that never happened pre-Whole30. I'm drinking plenty of water, salting my food, and eating according to the template with one or two palm-size portions of protein, added fat, and between 1-3 cups of veggies. Some days I've haven't had an appetite but I've still managed to eat through it. I heard that eating a sweet potato with Meal #3 could help with sleep which I been trying but, alas, no such luck. Has anyone else felt his way? Will this phase pass? Any advice or red flags you see? Thanks, all!
  17. Hi... I'm sure this has been answered numerous times but I'm in such a fog and so much pain I don't have the patience to search... sorry, just being honest. I am on day 13 after a re-start and am having the WORST fibro flare of my life! I am literally bound to bed or the couch and everything hurts--especially my back, shoulders, and neck. I also have raging headaches that feels like a vice-grip is attached to my head! Anyone out there suffering from fibro flares and headaches at this phase of the program? Your help is appreciated.
  18. I drank some carbonated water Wow! The subsequent headache is unbelievable! So can anyone explain why carbonated water would do this? I had the reaction yesterday too but have only just put two and two together. (only ingredients are water and carbon dioxide - it is not mineral water)
  19. Hey everyone, So my wife and I just started the Whole30 yesterday. We essentially followed the Whole30 1st week to a T as far as groceries go. Here we are, day 2, and both my wife and I have headaches. I've had it pretty much all day. It seems like it's common, but I wasn't sure what the official word was. Or why they occur? We did everything the program asked, besides a half an avocado with our frittata yesterday morning. Meals: Mon. Breakfast - Spinach, Tomato, & Egg Frittata with fruit Lunch - Protein Salad (Chicken, grapes, nuts, celery) on bed of Spinach, ranch dressing Dinner - Spaghetti Squash, Tomato Sauce & Ground Turkey, had a bit more fruit Advice? Or commiseration? Tim
  20. Hi All, Figured I'd touch base in case I'm missing something obvious. I do have somewhat of a chronic history of headaches/migraines, which I'm *hoping* I will see less of once I get through the detox phase. Had to take one of my Rx pills last night, but other than that have been avoiding otc meds. This is my first W30 and I'm just starting Day 4. background: In general, I did eat some crap (before), but ate whole foods every day. I'm not a smoker. I rarely drink soda and very rarely drink alcohol. On an average, non-exercise day, I probably drink about 96oz water (3 standard nalgene's) + black coffee, sometimes Lacroix sparkling water, sometimes tea. I've been drinking extra water (out of thirst) since starting the program. Most days of the week I bicycle-commute to and from work, which is ~20-25 min of easy-moderate riding each way. Sometimes I would also do a 30-min workout on top of that, but the most I've done this week is just walk the dog 20-40 minutes a couple times. I've biked every day of my W30, but not as intensely as I might usually. I haven't been treating this activity as a workout because it is fairly short and not intense. Yesterday I did eat 1 dried fig and 4 almonds before biking home because I felt so sick from headache. It didn't make a noticeable difference, but I did get home alright. Woke up Day 2 with an average (aka NOT a migraine or even close) headache which persisted all day. Felt really dehydrated and drank tons of water. Everyone tells me this is normal. That night I woke up at 4am. Went back to sleep. Still had headache upon waking Day 3. Lasted all day, but until afternoon was not as bad as day 2. Drank some green tea mid-afternoon, and that seemed to help. Headache almost completely went away for the better part of an hour, and then suddenly came pounding back with nausea. Lasted the rest of the day. Managed to get home, take a migraine pill (Rx), eat something and lay down. Headache eased a bit and I was able to walk the dog for 45 min (slow, easy walking). Went to bed early, still with a headache. Woke up at 3am with head pounding. Tried to massage the base of my skull with some success. Fell back asleep. Woke up almost pain free, but now that I've stood up, the mild headache is back. Maybe I just have to stick it out through this phase, but if there's anything I can adjust please advise. Here are some of the meals I've been eating: 1 1/2 cups turkey-sweet potato chili w/ whole avocado, additional handful of frozen mixed veg, 1/2 a mango 2 hard-boiled eggs w/ mustard, pairs of asparagus spears wrapped with prosciutto (~7 asparagus & 3 slices of meat), a pile of broccoli, carrots & onions sautéed in coconut oil, small handful of flaked coconut 2 handfuls of chopped kale sautéed in coconut oil, 2 eggs, palm-sized piece of chicken breast, 1 small red potato w/ homemade ketchup 1 can albacore tuna w/ diced celery, onion, carrot, 2 dollops of homemade mayo, wrapped up in 4-5 leaves of Romaine hearts w/ the extra tossed with a handful of spinach, 1 small red potato w/ homemade ketchup (I could have had more veg with this meal but was already quite nauseous from headache)
  21. I completed a Whole30 a few weeks ago and until Sunday I had not reintroduced any forbidden foods, except for occasional small amounts of cane sugar, and at least one serving of non-compliant oil. On Sunday I purposely consumed wheat as my first official reintro. I didn't start the reintroduction until around dinner time, so I ate several servings of wheat at once, in the form of two pieces of bread, a small serving of pasta, and a serving of pot roast cooked in a beer-based sauce. Since that meal, I have returned to Whole30 eating. Sunday evening I noticed a headache but this did not surprise me since I often have tension headaches. However, not only has the headache continued on and off since then, but it has been accompanied by intermittent nausea ranging from mild to quite bad this morning. Interestingly, eating (Whole30 meals) seems to help with the symptoms. I have no history of migraines. Is it possible that there is a connection between the wheat and my intermittent headaches and nausea? If so, is it unsurprising that I would still be experiencing these effects almost three days out?
  22. Hi everyone, I'm on my second round of Whole30. I was so frustrated the first round because the last week, my head hurt and I had a runny nose. I couldn't understand it. I'm having the same problem this round, and have finally figured out it's tied in with the crazy Santa Ana winds we're getting here in socal. I asked around, and sure enough, everyone else is experiencing allergies from this weather. My nose is runny, I'm sneezing, and have a sinus headache. It stinks because it takes away from the "feeling good" benefit to the Whole30 program. Anyone have any suggestions? Should I break down and buy some benedryl? I've never really had allergies that I've paid attention to, so I'm not sure what works well. Thanks!
  23. So I began this Whole30 journey thinking the only way I could go was up. I was a carb-addicted monster with very bad eating habits and overweight. I'll cut to the chase. Tomorrow is day 25, and I'm feeling like utter crap. The last few days I've had no energy, been headachy, feeling grouchy, and have really seen no further changes in clothes, skin, etc since the first week. I am following my whole30 TO THE LETTER. Also, I am getting full before my meal is done, but finish it anyway because I'm afraid of not getting enough protein, fat, or veggies. I drink 3-4 liters of water a day. Today's meals, since it was a very typical day: Meal 1: 3 hardboiled eggs, one whole avocado, half an apple. Meal 2: Home made grass fed beef stew. 1 large "hand" sized portion of stew beef with a cup of carrots inside, as well as mushrooms and onions, all in homemade broth. 1 whole baked sweet potato on the side with ghee on it and the other half of my breakfast apple. Meal 3: tuna and hard boiled egg salad with approved mayo. On a bed of lettuce with two cups of carrots on the side. Glass of cranberry kombucha. I have zero energy. I am headachy. My mood is terrible and down in the dumps. And, as I said, I really don't see any changes to body composition etc. I am SOOOO close to the end. I was already committed to a Whole60 because of how bad my habits were before this, but I wanted to feel better, not just as bad if not worse!!! Someone please help!
  24. I survived day 1 and woke up with an awful headache this morning on day 2. I was expecting it, but now that I have a headache...what can I do to make these next couple days a bit easier? Any suggestions? I'm also light-headed and shaky! I did have a snack and that helped with the light-head and shakiness, but my headache won't go away! Tips please!! I don't want to give up on this...
  25. Hi All, So, starting around Day 15 to today, Day 25, I have had fairly consistent headaches. I never had headaches before the whole30 and my first 2 weeks were great! I felt amazing. But now... I'm miserable. It gets worse when I have coffee, so I've stopped that completely. The worst part about these headaches is that they don't even seem to go away with Ibuprofin. So persistent! The only thing I can think of that changed was my level of activity. Starting last Saturday, I've been doing a hardcore circuit training workout at Orange Theory Fitness every day (i used to only go every other day), and yesterday I had a day of scuba diving. I don't ever seem to be hungry, and I think I have a pretty solid balance of a full plate of veggies, palmful of meat (length and depth of my palm), and a couple healthy fats with every meal. I have a starchy veg in at least one meal a day. I"m drinking between 70-90oz of water depending on the day (this includes the water I use in a workout). And nearly all my meals have a sprinkling of salt on them. I've been doing a pre-workout snack (hardboiled egg and coconut flakes, or compliant jerky and walnuts). But I usually eat breakfast within 30 minutes of finishing up my workout, so I don't add in a post-wo meal. I would LOVE any help/advice on things to tweak. I was really hoping to feel better by this point in the program. Is it possible that even though I'm not hungry, I"m not eating enough? Should I up the water even more? Is it possible I'm not sleeping well (even though I think I"m getting 8 hours a day). Headaches usually start up in the afternoon, although today's started up first thing in the morning. They usually accompany a sleepy/tired feeling in my eyes. Otherwise, my energy feels great. Everyone is sick at work. But this has been going on now for 10 days. Any help or advice of things to try and tweak would be really super duper appreciated! I hate being miserable as I pass up candy bar after candy bar (although, my sugar dragon really is dead - I don't even want that stuff). Thanks!!