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I am on day 14 of my whole 30. The first week was the hardest for me. I definitely have my ups and downs in mood but this 2nd week I have been experiencing bad IBS. I will use the bathroom normally, then go a little later and have diarrhea then not be able to go for 2 days at all. Then it all starts again. Ive tried prunes, apple cider vinegar, probiotics and lots of water. It is just so frustrating that I am putting better things in my body and I am SO stopped up. It's so uncomfortable and I feel so heavy like this is pointless. Sometimes I will not even be able to eat my meal because I have no appetite at all. I have read a lot about how potatoes can cause this issue but I have always eaten a lot of potatoes and have never been this constipated. What I eat on a typical day Breakfast- 3 scrambled eggs with a side of green veggies (spinach , broccoli) about a cup, sometimes 1/2 avocado sometimes small sweet potato. A side of 2 slices of bacon or 2 sausage links Lunch- Small/med piece of grilled chicken with a side of broccoli/cauliflower/asparagus/carrots maybe a small side salad with olive oil and berries/fruit Dinner- burger or turkey burger in butter lettuce with mustard, tomato etc. baked potato on the side with some ghee and veggies
This is probably TMI, but something I'm still noticing a problem with. I'm currently on Day 13, and my energy has finally increased and I am feeling good. The only problem is I do feel constipated and backed up. I have not been pooping normally since I started the program. It's only happening about once every few days. There will be other days, like today, that I feel like I need to go, and strain hard, but nothing happens. I have been also been gassy since I started. I have read up, and I have seen magnesium supplements recommended. Is there anything else I should look into? My normal meals include: Eggs in the morning, a salad with some sort of meat and some fruit at lunch, and a meat protein and roasted vegetable at night. There is variety, but that's a general look at what I'm consuming. I cook with olive oil, and occasionally have a few cashews in the afternoon. I have greatly increased my water intake since starting the program. Maybe 60-90 ounces a day? I haven't exactly been counting, but my big Yeti cup is refilled several times a day. I did stop drinking coffee when I started the program, because I realized I can't have it without a little sweetener; I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated!! Sorry for the detail lol
casedietz posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30Help. I'm on day 8 and constipated. I've had maybe two bowel movements of lesser size (I normally go daily)...advice?! What foods will trigger this? I've been told I have IBS-C...but I had worked hard to be pretty regulated before I started this. But maybe that's because I was eating a lot more crap?! I take probiotics every night. Help Please!!!
Hello all - apologies in advance for what is bound to be a TMI-filled post! I'm on day 12 of my first whole 30 and I'm have some concerning issues with BMs. Since I've started the challenge, my BMs have been limited to once in the morning. I get this rumbling in my intestines, and after sprinting to the bathroom very little comes out and what does come out is in pieces. Its a bit painful too. I don't feel bloated or constipated, per se. I just know that I'm taking in more than I'm letting out and eventually, that's going to catch up with me. I've been searching through the forum of some pointers others have suggested in the past and I feel like I'm already meeting those points. I've been including starchy veggies in my meals, and I feel like I'm drinking enough water (4 water bottles while I'm at the office, 3-4 large glasses with my meals, 1 water bottle as I workout. So that's about 100-120 fl oz a day). I'm including some form of fat in all of my meals as well. I'm completely baffled as the last nutrition challenge I participated in my gym had the opposite problem - I was following the beginner level of the Whole Life Challenge (think Paleo + whole fat yogurt, quinoa and brown rice) while training for a marathon. Anything over a 3 mile run would cause me to run for the ladies! I'm including my meals from the past 3 days to see if anyone can see a red flag. Also, I should add that I've started taking a magnesium+calcium+vitamin d supplement this week, in the hopes that added magnesium would give me some relief. Monday Breakfast: Omelet with turkey, ham, tomatoes, spinach, onion and broccoli. Raw Almonds. Banana. Coffee Lunch: Chicken with asparagus and sweet potato. Raw Baby Carrots. Raw Almonds. PreWod Snack: Almond Butter Dinner: Chicken with asparagus and sweet potato. Lara Bar Tuesday Breakfast: Omelet with turkey, ham, tomatoes, spinach, onion and broccoli. Raw Almonds. Banana. Coffee Lunch: Pork Tenderloin with asparagus and sweet potato. Raw Baby carrots. Raw Almonds. Lara bar. Dinner: Chicken with peppers & onions, guacamole. Wednesday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Sausage (whole30 compliant of course!).Coffee. Banana. Raw Almonds. Lunch: Chicken with peppers & onions, guacamole. Raw Almonds. Lara bar. Dinner: Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, raw pecans Thank you all for your help! I've learned so much through these forums since I started the challenge. Eating a carefully crafted Chipotle salad as we speak! Kim