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I'm on day 21 of the Whole 30 and I'm itching all over. I've been trying to take out foods I thought suspect like cashews and new supplements but nothing has worked so far. Going to take out coconut next... No red rash or hives. Just feel like my whole body is one big itchy thing. It makes it hard to sleep! Help. Just itching in my head, arms, legs, back, stomach, and privates. Basically every where. Antihistamines don't help much. Heard there was such a thing as a KETO rash. When you don't eat enough carbs. There are carbs on the Whole 30. I eat cherries, blueberries and sweet potatoes. I know vegetables are low and meat has none. Most of my meals are lots of cooked veggies with meat and a little fruit for dessert. I have pre-diabetes so I try and keep my fruit and sweet potatoe content low. Not sure how high I need to keep my carb content to feel my best yet and not affect my blood sugars. Could it be a mild form of that? or a yeast or hormones? I am in Menopause.
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?
For several months now, I've been having problems with my blood sugar dropping prior to my noon WOD/bike training workout. I'm not doing a Whole30 but I AM eating Whole30 like for about 75-85% of my meals throughout the week (on Friday and Saturdays I have a couple of beers at most and maybe a slightly non-compliant meal). I have been eating a half an avocado and a hard boiled egg or some deli meat about 45 minutes prior to my workout, but I still feel a little nasty right around 12:15--sometimes I feel so bad I'm actually shaking a little, although that tends to go away later. Afterwards I eat some sweet potatoes/squash and then lunch, which is some sort of meat and 2 different types of vegetables. Oh, and I eat breakfast around 6:45 or so (sometimes I have to eat it in stages because of kid related commitments). Again, I try for the right protein/veggie mix. The other thing I've noticed is that my weight has gone up ever so slightly (only 2 or 3 pounds but still....). I'm really confused by this as well, as I work out 6 days per week--3 days of Crossfit and 4 days of bike training (I do one two-a-day per week). I'm training for RAIN (160 mile bike ride across Indiana), so I've been increasing my mileage. I'm up to about 80 miles per week now. My overall performance on my bike and my WODs has been pretty darn good (I rocked me some hand stand push ups and toes to bar yesterday), it's just that dip at 12 noon that has been tanking me some days. This doesn't happen at 3:30 when I work out, just at noon. Does any body have any idea what could be going on? I've played with what I've eaten pre-WOD/workout but not had much luck. Also, if I've posted this in the wrong area, I apologize!