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Mommaruns posted a topic in Troubleshooting your Whole30Hi! I started Whole 30 as a way to track down what has been giving me non stop stomach problems for months. I have been gluten and dairy free for a year, but this is my 29th day on Whole 30. I am 5'9 and around 140. I don't really need to lose weight, I get that, but I have always had an unhealthy relationship with food and the scale, so I think I do... Yes, I know it doesn't make sense. However, weight loss was not my goal for the program. My stomach and my relationship with food are, and to gain more muscle. I have felt great, until this last week. I don't really have a sugar dragon- but now I DO. Because I know I can't have it at all, now its all I think about and its making me insane. I crave it all day. And I feel like I am overeating other food because I want sugar. So naturally, I don't want to end my Whole 30 yet. HELP me figure out why I have done so good and now I feel like I need to EAT ALL THE THINGS! Especially sugar like dates, Larabars, fruit, and carbs. I am taking the days that look great and wanting to sneak in extra fruit and snacks. I feel like I am already overeating the good foods. I am always stuffed after my meals, but feel the need to eat more because I want sugar and can't satisfy it. Trust me, I eat huge portions of my meals. Like, reading what I wrote makes it seem less to me, but I eat huge portions. Plate is always overflowing. Always has fat, protein, and veggies. I don't know why I can't be satisfied. Seems like I kind of went backwards? I didn't crave it at all until this week. And yes, my monthly friend starts Monday, but I am on hormonal BC, and still taking active pills for 2 more days, so that shouldn't affect it, right? I work out 6 days a week. I am currently training for a marathon. Lots of miles, 13 tomorrow. Running and weights/strength training are my workouts- 1 hr a day up to 2 for my long runs right now. On the days I work out, I try to eat a Post WO food. Usually some meat from the night before or an egg. If its a really long workout I will add sweet potato or pumpkin. I try to eat carbs(Sweet potato, white or red, or pumpkin) with each meal in the days leading up to a long run. I usually just count my meal 1 breakfast as my PreW. Here is a few days of food. You'll see i eat more carbs leading up to long runs. And I didn't put in my post wo foods on the days I worked out because, honestly, I cant remember. Day 1 Two eggs scrambled with zucchini(about half a cup) chicken Apple sausage half avocado Turkey burger with homemade mayo- 1 tbsp Baby carrots and bell peppers- about a cup with 1 tbsp homemade mayo dip 1.5 cup homemade turkey paleo chili Canned pumpkin mixed with unsweetened applesauce- about a cup Pulled chicken with iswf bbq sauce- 1.5 cup Baked sweet potato Green beans Green salad Roasted carrots Day 2 Three egg scramble with 1 sweet potato( grated and cooked in coconut oil) ( ran out of veggies. Grocery day) Larabar while grocery shopping Canned tuna with 2 tbsp homemade mayo over green salad with carrots dipped in 1 tbsp almond butter and 1 white baked potato qith 1/2 tbsp coconut oil Plantain chips- I know... not the norm. high craving day. Sweet potato(half) with ground turkey( 1.5 to 2 cups) lettuce guacamole Day 3 Egg hard boiled 12 mile run Canned tuna with mashed sweet potato and coconut water Grilled chicken breast with 2 tbsp homemade mayo, green beans, squash, and carrots over salad banana with 2 tbsp almond butter 2 eggs 1 chicken Apple sausage sweet potato hash, sauteed veggies and avocado- 1/2 1.5 cups of berries with coconut cream on top Day 4 3 eggs over sautéed zucchini squash and asparagus with avocado- 1/2 Chicken breast grilled in 2 tbsp homemade mayo over salad with green beans and zucchini and red peppers Apple with almond butter Large piece of shepherds pie with salad with balsamic and 1 cup sautéed veggies Day 5 3 eggs over sautéed zucchini and peppers with avocado- 1/2 4 egg salad with homemade mayo and large salad with raw carrots peppers Nom Nom paleo slow cooker whole chicken with roasted red potatos and carrots- large portion of chicken and potatoes, salad with balsamic 1 cup of blueberries with coconut cream Day 6 Same as day before for breakfast lunch was leftovers- nom nom paleo chicken 1/2 a spaghetti squash with about 8 homemade meatballs and compliant sauce. Salad with balsamic. Green beans and red peppers and squash. 1 cup of blueberries with coconut cream Any advice? I would hate to get this far and then quit and go sugar crazy.
I am one week into my Whole 30, and while I have been feeling pretty good (less highs and lows with my blood sugar), sometimes it still hits me and hits me HARD. Yesterday morning, I couldn't do anything to keep my blood sugar up, and I hadn't taken any fast-acting (or bolus) insulin all day. I even had to sip coconut water (boy I hope that's okay on the Whole 30... I think it should be) just to keep myself from going low. Then, I got home for dinner. It was all down hill from there. I had some sweet potatoes with my dinner, and after dinner I was craving SUGAR. I submitted to my weakness and had 2 medjool dates. Bad, bad, bad. That was when my decline started. I. Felt. TERRIBLE. My blood sugar skyrocketed to over 300. I was practicing guitar and had to stop because I felt so terrible. I fell asleep on the couch after taking some insulin at 9pm - seriously in a "sugar coma." I am realizing I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE! I need to be satisfied sipping some herbal tea for my "treat" after dinner (if I need it). Seriously, what was I thinking?! It doesn't matter if I have ice cream or "Whole 30 approved" dates - they are basically feeding my body the same sugar rush that is so terrible for my diabetes. I felt so sad and started to cry because I am so tired of the roller coaster I go through every day with my highs and lows with my blood sugar. I am going to try to re-energize, and use the rest of my Whole 30 to really try to get in control of my blood sugar levels. Yes, I can have carbs, but they need to be in amounts my body can manage on its own. Sweet potatoes and dates all within the same hour is simply too much. Let me know if you are a type 1 diabetic and have tips on how to naturally manage your blood sugar.