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  1. I just joined this group because the comments I read in other posts were so helpful and encouraging. This is my first a Whole 30 and I am on Day 19. The last few days I wake up still tired and my head feels cloudy. Any thoughts?
  2. Jonathan Lupo

    Active Athlete needing help

    Please help. I am doing Whole30 with my girl friend and having a good bit of trouble with my energy. I am 33 years old, six foot three inches and weigh about 195 to 200, ex college tennis player. I play tennis at least five days a week and do high intensity training at least five days a week as well. At one point during high school and college I was on a 6,000 cal diet, basically just eating as much as possible. What would you suggest with me always being hungry and searching for sources of energy? Thanks so much for your help!
  3. I am on day 22 of my first Whole30 adventure, and I am still struggling with my lack of energy for workouts. I am in my early 20s and an avid runner. Prior to doing Whole30, I was running about 6-7 miles three times a week and 4-5 miles four times a week without a problem. Now, I struggle to get motivated to run in the morning due to my lack of energy before and during workouts. I am lucky if I make it to 4 miles now. I usually tap out around 3. I can feel my legs working more-so than they used to. It feels as if I am wearing cement shoes and exert as much energy running 3 miles as I did running 6-7. This is what has been the most frustrating for me. I understand the timeline of reaching "Tiger Blood" (if you do achieve that) varies for most people, but I ate fairly cleanly before starting this program. I feel as if Whole30 has zapped my exercise drive. Any insight into why this might be would be a huge help. I have pasted what the past couple days of meals have been for me. I will be honest and say that I struggle with thinking I am eating too much for what I exert. I don't cut my portions by any means and eat until I am full. Thank you for your time and I appreciate any insight. Meals: Day 1: Wake up and run 3-4 miles. (I have attempted eating beforehand (with various Pre-WO meal suggestions) but have experienced indigestion and other stomach issues if I do.) M1 (w/in 30 minutes of running): 2 eggs (cooked w/o oil), 1/2 an avocado, 1.5 cups of blackberries + raspberries M2: Grilled Chicken Breast (just paprika on it), 1.5 Cups of roasted butternut squash (w/ Coconut oil), 1.5 cups of roasted Kale (w/ Coconut Oil), Pink Lady Apple M3: 2 palm-sized serving of liver and onions (w/fig, carrot, + pork belly compote), 2 cups butternut squash (coconut oil), 1/2 avocado, handful of raw almonds Water: about 40oz. (know I can work to drink more) Day 2: Wake up and run 3-4 miles M1: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, medium naval orange, handful of cashews M2: 1.5 Palm-sized serving of liver and onion leftovers, 1 cup butternut squash M3: 4 salmon cakes (w/ sweet potato mash included in them), 2 cups of roasted kale, 2 cups of roasted beets, handful of cashews, 4 dried figs Day 3: Wake up and run 3-4 miles M1: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, 2 cups mixed berries M2: 4 salmon cakes, 2 cups roasted sweet potato, 2 cups sauteed cabbage M3: 1 orange chicken breast, 2.5 cups steamed Spaghetti Squash, handful of cashews, 1/5 cups sauteed kale Thank you for your time.
  4. Hi, my husband and I are on day 5. Since he has started he is always hungry. He is drinking plenty of water. He says he eats his meals and finishes until he is too full but then 30 min later he is starving. I upped his protein a little. I'm not sure what else I can do. Is this normal? I've been reading a lot and most people say they are never hungry. He says he feels like he has no energy and is drained.
  5. I'm a fit, active woman age 54. I'm on day 16 of whole 30. Still not the energy I thought I would have. Had way more energy before whole 30. Workouts at gym are tough, whereas not like that before whole 30. Also feeling light headed and down right dizzy sometimes. Saw day 16 on your supposed to have tiger blood. Think I haven kitten blood!! Any advice or info would be much appreciated.
  6. So I began this Whole30 journey thinking the only way I could go was up. I was a carb-addicted monster with very bad eating habits and overweight. I'll cut to the chase. Tomorrow is day 25, and I'm feeling like utter crap. The last few days I've had no energy, been headachy, feeling grouchy, and have really seen no further changes in clothes, skin, etc since the first week. I am following my whole30 TO THE LETTER. Also, I am getting full before my meal is done, but finish it anyway because I'm afraid of not getting enough protein, fat, or veggies. I drink 3-4 liters of water a day. Today's meals, since it was a very typical day: Meal 1: 3 hardboiled eggs, one whole avocado, half an apple. Meal 2: Home made grass fed beef stew. 1 large "hand" sized portion of stew beef with a cup of carrots inside, as well as mushrooms and onions, all in homemade broth. 1 whole baked sweet potato on the side with ghee on it and the other half of my breakfast apple. Meal 3: tuna and hard boiled egg salad with approved mayo. On a bed of lettuce with two cups of carrots on the side. Glass of cranberry kombucha. I have zero energy. I am headachy. My mood is terrible and down in the dumps. And, as I said, I really don't see any changes to body composition etc. I am SOOOO close to the end. I was already committed to a Whole60 because of how bad my habits were before this, but I wanted to feel better, not just as bad if not worse!!! Someone please help!
  7. I'm on Day 24. 100% compliant. For the past week, I feel weak, exhausted, and run down. I'm also a post-surgical Gastric Bypass RNY patient. Surgery was many years ago, I lost over 150lb and have gained the majority of it back. My stomach doesn't have any of the restrictions a recent surgical patient would have, by any means. HOWEVER, all gastric patients can have issues with absorption, etc. I recently had a thorough lab panel done and show a Vitamin D deficiency. I started taking 5,000 iu this week. But the bottom line is I feel lousy as the day goes on. The kind of no energy that I need to sit down. And while I realize I carry a good 150 extra pounds on my frame, I've had that for a while and don't typically feel like this. My meals are as big as they can be while not making me feel like I would have to throw up. A gastric bypass patient can definitely throw up if we fill our stomachs too much. I'm feeling defeated on the inside. I've been super public with my Whole 30 and so proud of sticking to it and I want it to be a big success. But I can't go on feeling this lousy. Also, I still feel cravings. No sugar - that's not really my thing. But I could KILL for some cheese and processed carbs. I'm getting nervous that there are only 6 days left and getting close to reintroduction. Any info from the moderators or other members who have had this type of surgery and then done Whole 30 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for any information you can share.
  8. Hello everyone, first I'd like to thank to all those involved in the Whole30 programm including the moderators here and people who are willing to help others. I would like someone to help me too, if possible. I would like to know why all of a sudden, my energy level went from 100% in the 1st week to 30-40% on my day 7 - yesterday and it's in its low again today + my leg muscles ache. Last night I started to feel nauseous and I couldn't eat anything (my 3rd meal). I slept bad and this morning I had to push myself to eat something at all. Total lack of appetite. I would usually eat all the great stuff as per the whole30 grocery and food planning list. 3 meals per day, I don't even feel like I have to drink coffee, so I would have one in the morning, maybe two, instead of 5-6 or more per day I used to have before whole30. I quit smoking and love the fact that my withdrawals are gone! In the first week I had so much energy, I could jump and dance all the time, I was doing yoga a lot and spinning, it was fantastic! So where is it gone now? Is there anything I can do to bring back the great energy again? Is this normal to feel like that at this stage? Please, I would appreciate if someone could help/answer me. Thanks so much. Kind regards, Zee
  9. Hi there. So this is my second Whole 30 and I am working with my mom and dad every day on their first whole 30. They are so far doing amazing (on day 16), however my dad (almost 61 years old) is close to giving up. He has had no energy and seems to be melting away (in pounds). He's always had a fast metabolism and works out at least 5 days a week. It's gotten bad enough that he can barely run a mile in the mornings anymore. He is sleeping through the night (bed at 8:30-9, up at 5). I've been thinking I need to add more starchy veggies or fruit to his diet. Can you please help? What about white potatoes on the whole30? I know Dallas and Melissa have rethought their position on white potatoes in the paleo diet. Does that apply to my dad's situation? Here's a sample day for him: B: 3 eggs with bacon spinach and tomato, banana. Lunch: Chicken curry with coconut milk, carrots, sweet potato, cabbage. Dinner: chicken thighs with ghee, califlower mash and spinach salad with pecans, carrots, apples. Snack, maybe a handful of cashews. I don't want to give up but he can't go on like this. He has a very demanding job and runs races and triathlons. Desperate here! Thanks to anyone who can help me!
  10. CatDavis87


    Hello! I just started my Whole30 about 4 days ago and I am utterly exhausted. I wasn't the first couple of days but it was the weekend and all I did was homework. However, the past two days when I get home from work, I'm so tired that I can barely stay awake. Let's be real - I totally had to take a nap for like an hour tonight and could still probably go sleep for 12 hours. last night, I slept from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Normally I'd be ecstatic about this because I've been an insomniac for much of my adult life but this is a bit of an extreme switch very quickly. Anyone else experience this?