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Day#17: Occasional lightheadedness, but only rarely. Staying hydrated in this heat. Think food I'm eating is balanced, but intend to read whole30 literature more about that. Traveling has not been difficult, with fruit & vegetable available & reading labels. Ravenous hunger is gone. Don't miss ice cream, peanut butter, bread, or cheese like I thought I would. Catiously optimistic about this being my permanent lifestyle, but garbage I've eaten before this convinces me I must. I am a doctor who sadly thought I earned junk food.
Hi - I am currently on day 24 and have been experiencing bouts of hunger and being lightheaded for the past two days. I should preface this by saying I ran my first 10k on Monday after following the Hal Higdon training program - I felt amazing during the run! Huge non-scale victory! After the first week I haven't needed morning snacks, so it was a bit of a surprise when I couldn't manage to make it from breakfast to lunch without eating the past two days. I was borderline nauseous and have gotten lightheaded upon standing. Here are my meals since Monday: Monday M1: 2 eggs, 1 cup sweet potato hash, 1/2 cup spinach, handful of mushrooms, and 1/2 of an avocado. 1 cup of coffee with 1-2 Tbsp of coconut milk Pre Race: None (with the exception of 6am Orange Theory workouts - all training has been w/o a pre wo meal) Post Race: Banana, Sunflower Butter, RxBar M2: 1/4 lb of ground turkey, 1 cup of pasta sauce from the book, and 2 cups of spaghetti squash M3: 1/4 lb of ground turkey, 1 cup of pasta sauce from the book, and 2 cups of spaghetti squash Tuesday M1: 2 eggs, 1 cup sweet potato hash, 1/2 cup spinach, handful of mushrooms, and 1/2 of an avocado. 1 cup of coffee with 1-2 Tbsp of coconut milk Snack: RxBar M2: 1/4 lb of ground turkey, 1 cup of pasta sauce from the book, and 2 cups of spaghetti squash M3: Coconut Chicken from the book over cauliflower rice - the chicken was palm sized & the "rice" was essentially 1/2 of a head of cauliflower Wednesday M1: 2 eggs, 1 cup sweet potato hash, 1/2 cup spinach, handful of mushrooms, and 1/2 of an avocado. 1 cup of coffee with 1-2 Tbsp of coconut milk Snack: RxBar M2: Coconut Chicken from the book over cauliflower rice - the chicken was palm sized & the "rice" was essentially 1/2 of a head of cauliflower M3: Coconut Chicken from the book over cauliflower rice - the chicken was palm sized & the "rice" was essentially 1/2 of a head of cauliflower This is honestly the "worst" I have felt on W30 - after week one I have been loving life! I am trying to figure out if this is food related or run related. Post W30 I plan to continue to eat this way, with a few "off plan" foods sprinkled in - I also plan to run a 1/2 marathon. Any suggestions on how to avoid this going forward would be great! Thanks!
L1000p posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30I am on day 7 of whole 30 and have really struggled since day 5 with light headedness, foggy-ness and hard to focus, some dizziness and fatigue. The first five days I don't believe I ate enough food and still exercised as normal (nearly fainted on day 5 after a hard workout) so day 6 and day 7 I was very conscious about eating MUCH more. I also started adding salt to foods on day 6 because I read on another forum that it could help the fog. I'm adding in more fats too and made sure to buy fattier meats to have this week (ground beef, steak) instead of chicken breast like last week. I'm also eating 2-3 fruits a day. I still do not see improvements and am VERY concerned. Trying to live a normal life while feeling like I'm going to faint is extremely alarming. I have been on my period this past week so I'm wondering if I'm iron deficient (my iron level usually comes back as normal but on the lower end). I have always been a very healthy eater and been very active (with the exception of bingeing over the holidays right before starting whole 30). However, I always started my morning with oatmeal or wheat cereal. I believe that has higher iron contents than the eggs, turkey bacon and potato I have for breakfast now. I'm thinking of seeing a doctor to test my iron and blood sugar because I can't continue like this. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas as to what may be going on? How else can I add iron into my diet? Should I take iron supplements or a women's multivitamin?
Hello all! I'm on Day 18 of my Whole 30. Overall, everything has been pretty tame. I have been going through the motions of the timeline pretty regularly and my withdrawal wasn't so bad. I was 75% paleo before the program (with the exception of my Easter binge before ) Everything was pretty basic UNTIL NOW. I am experiencing EXTREME dizziness, nausea, unquenchable thirst, claminess and light-headedness to the point of almost fainting. Due to my anxiety-that I had previously my whole life- this is triggering my anxiety that I haven't had since I started and I've had to take a Xanax for the first time since my Whole 30. Didn't want to, but this sick thing had me up for hours in fear and paranoia. To top it all off, I'm on my period, day 3 which is typically the worst for me. Cramping and all. I'm 24, not sure if that info helps in regards to hormones. Before this, I was drinking approx 60 oz of water a day. The past 2 days I've drank close to 90-100 oz of water and some tea. My meals for the past few days have been: Day 16 Meal 1: Pistachio crusted Salmon (10oz) 1 1/2 cup of Broccoli Meal 2: 5 ounces Chicken with Almond flour crust (as well as spices) 2-3 baked Sweet potatoes with cinnamon 1 cup of strawberries Meal 3: Baked Salmon (8 oz) 1 1/2 cup Spinach Sunflower Seeds 1/4 Bell pepper 1 Carrot 1 banana Day17 Meal 1: 3 Eggs Scrambled Coconut Milk 1 cup Broccoli Handful of Cashews Meal 2: 1 can of Tuna 1 whole avocado 2 Tbs of jalapeno sauce (whole30 compliant) 3-4 baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon Snack: coconut water (normally never have, but panicked about electrolytes when I got dizzy) Meal 3: 1 can Tuna 1 whole avocado 2 Tbs jalapeno sauce 1/2 cup kimchi 3/4 cup broccoli 1/2 bell pepper 2 carrots Today: Meal 1: 4 eggs scrambled Coconut Milk 1 cup Broccoli 1 Tbs of Jalapeno sauce 1 handful of cashews I know it's not much variety, but the dizziness has me so scared to drive, I go home and avoid the store and end up eating what I have. But I do usually mix it up between fish, poultry, red meat, and eggs. I feel like I'm eating enough of the 3 categories, I usually fill my plate. Perhaps I'm not eating enough salt? I think the sweet potatoes and broccoli show that I don't have carb flu or anything like that so who knows? Please help in any way! I can be quite the hypochondriac and I'm freaking out a little bit! Starting to get the shakes Thank you!!