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I am used to working out with a trainer 3 times per week with circuit training of at least a moderate to high level. The workouts are tiring, but I always get through them. I am currently on day 9, and my past two workouts have left me exhausted to the point I have had to sit down and rest during the workouts--not usual for me at all. Also, I have noticed just a general lack of energy over the past 5 days of the program. My trainer likes the idea of my new healthy eating, but she does not agree with such a lack of carbohydrates-especially on days that I am working out. Any ideas on why I am feeling so tired, and also, what I should do on my work out days to boost my energy level to get through these workouts without exhaustion? I keep waiting for the tiger blood, but I think I have sloth blood at the moment.
sintah posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30Hey Everyone! So, I'm currently on my 4th round of Whole60. This is the fourth time I've done the program since 9/2013. I consider myself pretty well versed in the program. I've pretty much studied and memorized the rules and everything and follow the program well. I'm even mentoring some friends who are doing the program with me on a facebook group! Each of my Whole30's have been magnificent, tiger blood and all. However, this round has been quite different than any other Whole30 and I don't know why. -Day 4, I had tiger blood and felt amazing! Since then, I haven't really had the same "tiger blood" feeling. -For the last 5 or so days, I've felt tired upon waking. I'm getting 7.5-8 hours of sleep a night, as usual. I'm eating my meals as I should, following the meal planning template for protein, veggies, fat and some nuts/fruits. Again, no different than I have done in my prior Whole30's. -Emotionally, I kind of feel out of whack. Today, I woke up full of energy. By the time I arrived at work, I felt super tired and sad for no reason at all. I've been scatter brained like crazy and my moods have been a little different than normal. Nothing stressful is going on in my life right now, so I don't know what that's about either. After reading some prior forum posts the best thing I can think of, is I need more starchy veggies. Typically, I eat a fair amount of sweet potatoes. This time, I've only had them maybe 2-3 times, and regular potatoes another 2-3 times. Whereas in the past, I may have a serving every other day. I'm not super active, I work at a desk all day. I haven't been working out, although I will be starting to add some cardio in soon (nothing crazy, just moderate to see if my mood improves.) So, what gives? Any ideas as to what is causing this? I'm baffled because this hasn't happen to me before on a Whole30 and don't know what's causing it. One thing I will add that is positive and a NEW thing that hasn't happen in my prior whole30's. I have had literally NO cravings for ANYTHING off plan the entire time. Zilch. Don't know why that is either. HELP, please! Thanks!! =D
LesSand posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30I'm a 6-ft 38-yo man and I'm at day 45 of my Whole30 program. I am incredibly happy with the results I've had so far. I have a better handle over my cravings, reduced mindless snacking, I went from 248 lbs to 235 lbs with very little exercise, am feeling generally healthier, but the two most remarkable results I've observed were joint pains that went completely away and - particularly - my energy level. Between about day 10 and day 20 of the program, I felt incredible! I was jumping out of bed in the morning ready to go, I moved around faster, post-lunch crashes became a thing of the past, felt energized and mentally sharper than I did in many years! It still amazes me to this day the difference I and my wife noticed, and to date, it felt like the biggest "lifehack" I've ever come across. However, since then, I've been gradually feeling less energized. I am not quite as lethargic as I was before I started the program, but am nowhere near where I was a couple of weeks ago. I haven't changed anything on my diet, am still following the program quite strictly and starting to incorporate a bit more exercise in my life (Pilates 2x/week, biking 5 miles to work 3x/week and an occasional 20mi bike loop). I also noticed I craved water when energy peaked more so than I do now. I'm seriously craving that natural "high" I experienced and desperately finding a way to have it back. Has anyone else experienced this? Thoughts? Thanks, LesSand