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Hi!! This is my fourth round of Whole30 over the past four years (but this is my first time posting on a forum!). Generally, I eat fairly close to Whole30 but in FF I enjoy baked goods, candy, and alcohol. Throughout the past 2 years I have felt generally bloated no matter what I am eating or doing and was looking forward to this round of Whole30 to readdress that issue and nail down exactly why I am always bloated. I have a variety of food allergies and food sensitivities (peanuts, tree nuts, legumes, bananas, avocado, and eggs that are not fully cooked). Stomach pain and bloating is something I have had since I was little, though round 1 and 2 of Whole30 helped heal my gut and decrease bloating. There are no added stresses to my life as of now (rather, my stress levels have probably gone down this summer month). During this round of Whole30 my NSVs include that I am sleeping better, my skin is clearer, my anxiety is lower, my running shorts are much looser (I do not feel like I have lost any weight though), but my stomach is more bloated than ever (or at least it feels that way). After I eat, I can immediately feel my stomach dissenting and it usually takes 4-5 hours to go down. This has been going on for about two weeks, but even during the first two weeks of whole30 I was bloated just in a more constant state. I cannot tell if this always happened and I just was not as in tuned with my body, or if this is a new outcome of this round of Whole30. Though, I have not experienced this in previous rounds of Whole30. Also, I generally have almost no appetite. I don't get hungry until around noon and then if I am lucky will maybe be hungry for dinner around 6:30 pm. Sitting at day 30 of this round of Whole30 I am unsure of how to proceed. I am not sure if I should continue and just let my gut heal, if I should change what or how I am eating (asking: am I doing something wrong/am I the problem), or if there is a larger issue at play greater than my diet. I would so appreciate any feedback or general insight. I have listed general information about my level of activity and body type and with a food log below for four days. Thanks in advance! Body/Exercise: Body: 5'6'', 160 lbs., 20% body fat (Size 4/6) Exercise: Active, runner (3 miles/day min), 14,000 steps a day, workout 6 days a week (4-5 HIIT workouts, 1-2 distance runs). (Half and full marathoner, but I am not currently training for a race so my mileage has been down this month.) Food Log: Day #1 M1: 2 eggs, white potato, zucchini, 2 piece Pedersen's bacon Snack: Chomps beef stick, 3 pieces dried mango M2: Spinach salad, greenbeans, brisket, watermelon Drinks: 1 cup coffee, water 50 oz., 8 oz. kombucha (whole 30 compliant) Exercise: 5 mile run, 1 hour walk Day #2 M1: Leftover brisket, green beans, watermelon Snack: Chomps beef stick, 2 dried figs, 1 Bubby's pickle M2: Turkey bolognese (ground turkey, Rao's marinara, summer squash, zucchini, red peppers), salad Drinks throughout day: 1 cup decaf coffee, 2 cups herbal tea, water (40 oz...not enough), 8 oz. kombucha (whole 30 compliant) Exercise: 5 mile walk Day #3 M1: Left over turkey bolognese, clementine Snack: 2 chomps beef sticks, apple M2: Sweet potato, flank steak (4 oz.), grilled peppers Drinks throughout day: 1 decaf coffee, 2 cups herbal tea, water (50 oz...not enough) Exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 min HIIT workout Day #4 M1: 2 eggs, 4 piece Pedersen's bacon, one whole cooked zucchini, honey-crisp apple M2: 2 Grilled Chicken thighs, mixed green salad, green beans Drinks throughout day: 1 decaf coffee, 2 cups herbal tea, water (82 oz water) Exercise: 1 hour walk, 30 min HIIT workout
Hi Everyone! Day 27 here (OMG)! And I am still soooo bloated – and have no consistency if ya know what I mean… I have tried incorporating more fats in my meals, and avoiding high fod map foods – wondering if it is time to try that magnesium supplement everyone is talking about regarding this topic. Before W30, my gastrologist prescribed me having Metamucil daily which I stopped on W30 figuring I would become more regular as the time went on due to the low inflammatory foods. But now its day 27 and still no luck. I have included a sample of my meals below (I do realize there are a few high fodmap foods in this, this is just an example). SO – my first question is, should I try the magnesium tablets without knowing if I am in fact magnesium deficient? Also, which magnesium supplements do you recommend? Second of all – since I am still feeling bloated on day 27…is now the time to re-evaluate if I should add another 15/30 days for my whole 30? Would you suggest that I do add more time? OR do you suggest going through the reintroduction anyway and see how I feel? Other things that may be helpful to know: I was diagnosed with esophageal ulcers and a hiatal hernia in October - unsure they cleared up yet. Thank you! Any help/advice is greatly appreciated! Rock on whole 30ers! B: 2 hard boiled eggs, butternut squash, brussel sprouts (includes olive oil) L: Chicken Wings & Salad with Tessemae’s balsamic vinegrette D: Burger with Avocado, Pickles, Potatoes, Snap Peas & Asparagus (includes olive oil) S: Almonds