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Hi everyone! I’m on Day 5 and it’s my first time doing any kind of dietary restrictions. I’m not here to lose weight, but I wasn’t eating healthy at all and I want that “Food Freedom” - not to mention knowing which foods irritate me would be great. For the first 5 days, I have had so much stomach relief that it feels like someone took a bag of rocks out of my stomach; it’s absolutely incredible! Unfortunately, the benefits have come with some not-so-great side effects....pretty much every time I stand up, I feel extremely dizzy and my vision momentarily blacks out. This was an issue before the Whole30 (I suspect there is some sort of underlying problem but I haven’t been tested for anything because I have never actually passed out) but it has gotten way worse. Today, I actually completely passed out after standing up to go get my phone charger. I bonked my head pretty hard. With all the benefits I’ve gotten from the Whole30 already, I definitely don’t want to stop, but I don’t want to do anything to hurt my health! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, i am currently on day 13. Around day 5 I started feeling badly, especially after excercising. I added more carbs, protein and fat (frankly over-eating) to try to feel better but it didn't help. By day 8 I was just laying in bed all day and exhausted with muscle fatigue from walking a 1/4 mile (I typically RUN 10 miles a week); I was feeing out of body and dizzy; and my brain was quite foggy--driving felt dangerous and I felt as if I might "forget" to get out of my car. I went to the doctor and my BP was down 30 points from my normal (was 100/70 and is usually 130/70). My blood work all came back fine. They advised me to add more salt and to stop exercising. I regained energy for a few days but now I am starting to feel the same. I am a 41 year-old female, 5' 8" and 150 pounds. My typical breakfast is 2 eggs, 1/2 a large potato mixed with onions and 10 kalamata olives and cooked in ghee and topped with more ghee, 1/2 grapefruit, and a banana. A typical lunch is 2 cups of amount of Cuban Piccadillo (ground beef, green olives, peppers, raisins and capers) over half a large pan-fried yam. I have a larabar bar or nuts and a piece of fruit as a late afternoon snack (I am very active). A typical dinner would be 1/3 pound pan-fried chicken with copius amounts of broccoli drizzled in olive oil. Since my doctor visit I have been heavily salting everything and even eating several dill pickles a day. I am having trouble hanging on and functioning. What can I change to feel better? Thank you for reading my long post! -Aimée
Melissa123 posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30I had to have oral surgery yesterday, and I'm on antibiotics. Yesterday I felt Ok (other than my mouth), and I took a codeine that was prescribed by my doctor for the pain at 11:00 pm and went to bed. I woke up around 7 and felt fine, but then started to get dizzy while checking my phone. I took a wobenzym (plant based enzymes for joints). By the time I had roasted a yam and boiled eggs, I was hungry, so I was planning on eating breakfast. But when I was peeling the eggs, I felt so nauseous and dizzy again, I had to sit down. My sister in law, who is an MD, told me that I should eat something with salt and I should feel better. I had called her because I was worried I shouldn't have taken the wobenzym with the antibiotic and codeine from the night before. But she said it should be fine. So I choked down my breakfast of egg, bone broth, and yam. That's all I could get down. ugh. I had a normal lunch (butternut squash soup with extra beef and onions, spinach, and riced cauliflower with 1/2 avocado, lime juice and fresh herbs). But I've been feeling nauseous ALL day. I'm not taking any more pain meds. My mouth isn't that bad. It's practically been 24 hours. I've never reacted to codeine like this in the past. Or the wobenzym. I'm wondering if I'm more sensitive now that I have been eating so clean - I'm on day 13. Has anyone else had this experience? Also, this is the first time since I started the whole30 that I have cravings. I'm craving plain crackers, bread like things because of the nausea. I feel like I'm in my 1st trimester again! Anyway, haven't given in - just been sipping my water steeped in some fresh ginger. It's not working though...
pneumadeux posted a topic in Whole30 for athletesMe: 48 year old male competitive cyclist 150 pounds, 5' 11" Have ridden fast recreational or raced since I was 20 This is the start of my 4th week on Whole30 No crazy cravings, no cheating whatsoever Although my road racing season is over, I've continued to cycle throughout the Whole30. Every single workout leaves me dizzy, thick feeling, mentally dull, even though I'm past 3 weeks in. Yesterday, I rode a 74-miler with our new team. It wasn't hot, nor particularly hilly. Breakfast was bizarre for this former toast with honey and tea guy: scrambled eggs, a sweet potato, some onions sauteed in ghee butter for flavor. I did use my long-time go-to bike nutrition for the ride, comprised of Hammer products, which I understand from many here is problematic: 24 oz bottle of water mixed with 3 scoops Hammer Sustained Energy, 1/2 scoop Hammer Heed, 1 Electrolyte Fizz tablet â€” the amounts are arrived at due to recommended weight and ride distance, and from having used their products a lot, pre-Whole30 with great success Approximately 40 ozs of plain water from a second replenished bottle After the ride, I experienced multiple episodes of out and out grayout, always after standing. One was so severe that it included darkened and blurred vision, the drama movie sound in my head, and nearly keeling over despite holding on to furniture. One other episode came close. The meal immediately post-ride was: 2 scoops Hammer Recoverite 2 scoops Hammer Whey protein Then I went home and immediately had: pulled pork (absoutely no sugars; made this in the crock-pot) lean chicken homemade salsa guac topped with three fried eggs a pluot Then, for dinner: a charcoal grilled NY stip steak roasted vegetables kale, broccoli, apple, almond salad The truth is, I've never experienced the "energy breakthrough" I've been told to expect by the 18th or so day. I've always been on the edge of what feels like a hypoglycemic buzz. But yesterdays post-ride was very bad, and an unwelcome surprise given the level of faithfulness. Today, at the office, I'm more mental fog than energy-less. Currently eating my lunch of: chili con carne with sliced avocado and tomato on top steamed brocolli more kale / apple / almond salad I'm supposed to start the intensity of weight training soon, and the bike rides on the indoor trainer which kick up to very intense levels of anaerobic stress, especially the anaerobic intervals. My first time trial test is supposed to be this week, and I'm fearing another post-ride bonk. Don't wanna go there. Appreciate the discussion. Sam