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  1. I just started the Whole30 on Saturday, March 18, and I have been nothing but exhausted and foggy since then. I work in a place that I need to be on point pretty much all the time and this fogginess is really worrying. As is the need to sleep ALL THE TIME. Did anyone else have this reaction or can tell me how long this might last? The Timeline I found under resources and in the book doesn't really seem to be applying to me at this point. :\ Thanks!
  2. Hello All, One of the emails Whole30 recently sent me had a nifty 30 day calendar with the "symptoms" inputed on in, such as "Kill All the Things" and "Tiger Blood." I meant to save it and print it but failed to do so. Now I can't find it. Could someone direct me to it? Thanks!
  3. I just completed day 4 with almost no side effects at all. Some of my body stuff has been different (but not in a bad way), and I've had slightly less energy, but otherwise I've had no other symptoms besides some pretty powerful cravings. Maybe this is very paranoid of me, but... Am I doing something wrong?! It seems like people oftentimes have a terrible adjustment period, whereas I seem to have almost no physiological complications. The program is a moderate change in diet for me. Before, I was eating without dairy, most grains (still had rice on occasion), and some sugars (honey, maple syrup, stevia). Cutting out legumes was the only thing I've never done before, but it hasn't been too much of a problem. I would admit that I'm likely having more fruit than what is recommended, but I am definitely eating much more other nutrients, especially fats and the great stuff in veggies (eating veggies with every meal is definitely new for me!!). I would love some feedback on this. Thanks!
  4. Today is Day 2 of my Whole 30...woke up feeling off but was able to rally and had an overall positive day until about 1:30pm. Since then I have been irritable and can't decide if this is due to hunger, experiencing feelings I would typically numb out with afternoon treats and snacks or a little of both. I am scheduled to have acupuncture in about 45 minutes and I am hoping this will help my mood! This is my second Whole30 and I don't remember struggling this way so early on. I am coming onto this one with way more sugar, grains and alcohol to detox from AND I am making the conscious decision to be more mindful about my emotional experience. Anyone else struggling with similar experiences or have suggestions?
  5. Rashes...

    Hi, I'm on day 12 of the whole30 and woke up this morning with a small rash on the side of my neck. Later in the afternoon I noticed that my forehead is covered in what looks like an allergic reaction and it's also a little bit on my cheeks. I'm no stranger to allergic reactions - I'm allergic to hair dye so know what they look like - and this is quite similar only not as angry looking. I haven't changed my face wash or face creams. No other changes that I could attribute to the rash. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this and if so why has it happened?!?
  6. Hello my name is Jessica! I am now on day 3 of the Whole 30 and I am experiencing extremely difficult symptoms. Today I felt like I was going to pass out, literally. I went to sleep at 1am woke up at 10am went to chiropractor and came home around noon still without eating anything. As I was making the Spinach Fritatta I felt very light headed and started to eat some strawberries and blueberries to get my blood sugar up. Back story of my eating habits, they are the worst!!!! So as I was eating fruit while cooking in the kitchen I started to have a panic attack feeling as though my sugar was dropping so dramatically and I started to hyperventilate too. I downed a whole box of blueberries and within a few minutes I felt a little better. I kept cooking, thinking i really needed food. I ended up eating the whole fritatta which is a huge meal (6 eggs). I feel no longer faint, its now 2pm. My stomach is so full but my head is saying i need food, I'm hungry!!! After I ate I read more of my whole 30 book and read the next chapter about the time line and the telemundo soap opera I am to expect in regards to sugar withdrawal. I didn't read anything about panic attacks or feeling like passing out. Another side note is that i do have an anxiety problem but i'm on meds and haven't had a panic attack in over a year, so my anxiety is very well managed. No big new stress going on right now that I can think of that could have caused it. I'm also experiencing hot flashes every 30 minutes. I'm 30 years old! Im guessing that my hormones are really jarred at the moment. I literally do feel like a war is waging in my body. Can anyone give me any tips on how to get through this? I probably should eat more meals and regularly too. But are my horrible symptoms normal? Every time in squat down, even for a second when I get up I feel like passing out. Thank you for any help you guys can give me. I am truly inspired to change my eating habits and become whole again. For too many years I have had countless inflammatory symptoms claim my life. I don't want to fail at this. I recently was in a bad accident at work and I have been home now on disability for 4 months due to 3 herniated discs. My chiropractor introduced Whole 30 to me during my care and really implored me to read it. I want to get better so much! I am also getting married in 55 days. Yes I'm counting it down! I want to do anything and everything to get myself through this and to heal my body. So thank you for any help you can give me! -Jessica Johnson
  7. I'm on Day 5. Yesterday I felt crappy, like my bones were made of lead and my brain was gray sludge. Okay. The timeline said fatigue is to be expected sometime in the first few days. But today, after a good solid 8 hours of sleep, when I have gone up and down the stairs in the house, my heart is pounding and my leg muscles feel really tired. I don't think I am THAT out of shape! Is this something other people experience around now?
  8. Hi, I'm feeling a little bewildered.... I have a history of poor diet, (skipping meals, stress eating etc), high stress.... Particularly in the last year or so. The last few months I've had a huge crappy food binge - lots of carbs and sugar.. with alcohol every night or two and excessive alcohol once every week or two. So... By all accounts I should be feeling the full force of withdrawal on day three... Right? I have stuck to plan, although I think I've over indulged in the fats a little too much, especially ghee! I also have a history of sugar and carb cravings and excessive consumption of these... But no problems so far. I am also 16kg overweight and my body fat is 48%! I'm wondering what I am doing wrong? Or why I'm still feeling fine? I am not working much at the moment and am still trying to stick to my naturopathic regime which involves large amounts of fish oil, multivitamins, adrenal support, antioxidants etc. this might be helping? See the picture attached below. I would really appreciate some advice about this. Has anyone else experienced this? Am I doing something wrong? My naturopath told me just 3 weeks ago that I am so full of toxins at the moment from my lifestyle and that my cells are a mess! My doctor has told me that at 37, after ten years of blood pressure medication, that it's just not working and I simply must loose weight and improve my lifestyle to lower my blood pressure as she is worried about future complications. I also suffer from Graves Disease, (update 23rd August: Actually its Hashimotos thyroiditis; FINALLY confirmed last week after 8 years - and what I always suspected!) although I think my thyroid goes up and down, pcos and suspected endometriosis. I am determined to get healthy, no matter what. If someone in the know can advise me I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
  9. Even the Lab results prove it!

    I found the Whole30 18 months ago, and I've never been the same since - in a really great way! The Whole30 was tough. But I was struggling with Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, medications and their side effects, IBD and colitis, 6 other infections in the same year, terrible menstrual problems with talk of surgery, fatigue... I was 42 and felt 62 and I didn't even realize how bad I actually felt! Although I have had to focus on removing all types of sugar from my diet to see the most improved version of my health (FODMAP diet, which meant Whole 30 less trials of removing specific fruits/vegetables), I'd be no where if I hadn't been pointed in this direction. So thank you Dallas and Melissa!! My just saying I'm feeling better isn't enough proof that it works, so let me give you a list of objective improvements - lower cholesterol, iron levels in the 13's (never in my life have I been above low 11's and I was frequently turned away at blood drives for being anemic), no new MS symptoms and only 1 recurrence of an old symptom in over a year (while being on zero medications), resolved menstrual issues, no more migraines, better complexion (only time acne flairs is with Dunkin Donuts coffee!), better body composition (muscles and breasts at the same time?! totally cool). Less objective but definitely drastically improved - no more fatigue or brain fog, and emotionally rock solid (no more worrying or anxiously picking at my cuticles). Best of all, I know what makes me feel less well now so I can make conscious decisions about how I am going look and feel tomorrow or 3 days from now BEFORE I eat or drink. So thank you thank you thank you for being here when I needed it most. I hope sharing my success will fuel others to give this a shot - and work to figure out what works best for them after the first 30. Best, Monique
  10. Puffy Eyes

    I have suffered from puffy eyes since I was a teen. I know that I am allergic to dairy and gluten, also have seasonal allergies. I'm on day 16 of my second whole 30 and I thought maybe my puffy eyes would go away. They have calmed down a bit but still swollen and puffy. I've found that water and salt intake also affect them. Is there anyone else out there with puffy/swollen eyes? I'd love to hear your stories/advice. Thank you!
  11. How soon after you start the program do your symptoms start to go away? I've had chronic headaches, fuzzy brain, nausea, vomiting for a long time.
  12. Anxiety. I am feeling so anxious ...sort of a nervous type feeling. I don't have anything to be anxious about; I'm at work...no major issues going on...pretty happy in my life...exercising regularly. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something I am missing in my diet that could be causing this? Anything I am missing here?
  13. So, today is day two for me. I am normally a very clean eater, mostly paleo plus dairy. But lately for the last two-three weeks I have found myself indulging in candy, cake, etc. So I decided enough was enough and here I am. I need this and I feel mentally great already just knowing that I am back on track and I have a plan! But I have some basic questions maybe some of you more experienced folks can answer. 1. Is it normal to pee more often? I feel like I haven't had a whole lot more water than usual, but I have noticed more trips to the bathroom. 2. I have had a low grade headache since yesterday. I assume this is normal.... any tips? 3. Today for lunch I had a salad with pork at Chipotle topped with guacamole... and I feel so icky and have a stomach ache. I wonder if the fat triggered something? I have gall stones but I can usually avoid attacks... think this is related? 4. Just to be clear, I should have protein before I workout and a protein (plus optional carb) after? I workout at 5am and have to be at work by 8, so there isn't a lot of wiggle room for post workout snack and then breakfast. Can I make breakfast my Post workout snack/meal? 5. I know a snack isn't recommended but I"m a teacher and lunch is at 10:45 am. I need a snack to make it through to dinner usually.... what type of snack should I have? 6. I wonder if I am eating enough carbs? I am very active and cross fit or run 6 days per week. It's only day two, but I want to make sure I"m eating enough. Thoughts? Thank you so much to all who take the time to read and answer!!! <3
  14. Day 3 ... and I feel ... GREAT ?

    I subscribed to the Whole 30 Daily newsletter, and according to today's e-mail i am supposed to be lethargic and feel like crap. Except ... I feel just fine. Maybe I'm doing this wrong ? Kidding ! I know I'm following all the rules, and I'm sure that I should be anticipating detox symptoms and adjustments as bad as anyone else's, based on my eating history. In yesterday's e-mail they noted that "the amount of suck you experience in your Whole 30 is directly proportional to the amount of crap you ate before." I ate a lot of crap. I/m anticipating some suck. I guess it just isn't hitting me today. Maybe tomorrow ...
  15. I've started my whole 30 but will coming to it from a more restricted diet (meats, eggs, fish, cooked carrot/zucchini/spinach, ripe bananas, coconut oil, olive oil, chicken broth, herbs and spices) which I have been on for over a year. I was wondering if anyone else had any experience coming at the whole30 from this direction and if any of the experts knew if I would be likely to notice any initial digestive issues when introducting food back into my diet that I hadn't eaten for probably three years. I just want to know so that when reintroducing (I am doing this slowly, a couple of foods at a time) i'll know if I have to give things 3 or 4 days to settle or whether it means i should stop eating that food straight away. I feel I need to increase my range of foods as i'm currently underweight, in caloric deficit by about 1,000 calories per day and have IBD symptoms. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated. Mike