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  1. Hi Everyone! I am currently on day 14 of my first Whole30. I started this to eat healthier foods and learn to control my cravings. Before, I would consistently overeat cookies and other sugary treats while undereating healthy foods. For example, I wouldn't eat all day only to eat a small dinner and then lots of cookies at night. Now that I have started whole30, I haven't had cravings for food groups that are not allowed. However, I have had intense bloating and constipation and I have felt very tired and overly full. Additionally, I cannot seem to stop eating. No matter what food it is, I feel out of control. For example, today I ate about 15 homemade meatballs, spaghetti squash with marinara, a large orange, 2 sliced apples with large spoonfuls of almond butter, seven dates dipped in almond butter, and a few spoonfuls of almond butter. It is only four PM. For some reason, none of the foods seem to satisfy me even though I am full to the point of discomfort. I still have the desire to eat more. I am not sure what I should do to fix this. I didn't allow myself to eat any fruit or almond butter for days eight and nine. I was less prone to overeating but I was exhausted and my brain felt foggy. After I reintroduced fruit, I went right back to overeating it and everything else. Additionally, I have felt very weak during my workouts. I typically run 3+ miles every day. For the past two weeks, I have been really struggling when exercising. My mile pace has slowed by about a minute and I feel worse than I did at a faster pace. Does anyone have advice? I am trying to make the most of these thirty days and I am sick of feeling overly full, tired, and unsatisfied. I am confused about why my body feels worse even though I am fueling myself with healthy foods. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read this and offer advice! I really appreciate this!!!
  2. I'm on day 18 and nary a hint of Tiger Blood in sight. I've been following the template of a good protein (venison, chicken, eggs, or salmon cakes) plus lots of veggies (squash, turnips, cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, mixed with some greens like broccoli and spinach). I'm trying to limit nuts since they don't always play nice with me, so I don't have more than one serving per day. I try to have avocado or Whole30 may instead, or MCT oil in a pinch. I've limited my fruits to apples or berries. I rarely snack and I haven't been doing pre and postworkout meals because my workouts are relatively low intensity. Breakfast today was Melissa's chicken hash, cauliflower/sweet potato rice, carrots, and half an avocado. Lunch was yellow squash, turnips, ground venison, and sweet potatoes, plus some applesauce. Dinner was wild pork tenderloins and sweet potatoes with Whole30 mayo. Right now, I'm just not hungry. I can workout but they're not great and I'm pretty tired afterward. My sugar demon was pretty out of control, so I don't expect to be turning cartwheels after just one round, but I just wonder what I'm doing wrong. Am I not eating enough? I feel full at most meals but then wake up hungry in the morning. This is my third round in the last 7 years and I tend to either be Whole30 or a complete mess (though I haven't had gluten or much dairy since my very first one back in 2013). I'm just feeling discouraged. I'm not going to quit because this is the best decision for my health, but dang. Today has been a rough day.
  3. So this is my third Whole30 and I'm doing it for a couple of reasons. Mainly, however, my sugar demon has been out of control for a really really long time, and as a result my energy has been in the toilet, I have had terrible ongoing allergies for the first time in my life, and even some asthma-like symptoms. I first noticed it all while training for a November marathon and decided to go get checked out at my doctor. I had a stress test that showed a "slight" abnormality in my EKG, which led to a panic attack and a plethora of cardiac tests - all of which were completely normal and actually pretty darned good, thank God. However, my blood pressure and cholesterol both were still elevated. Though my doctors are great people, they basically just wanted to give me meds and see what happens. That doesn't work for me, so I went to some functional medicine doctors and am in the midst of several additional tests to try to locate the cause of the high cholesterol and BP (besides just "your genes"). I am on a very small dose of BP medicine and right now my BP is normal when I measure it at home. A second round of lipid tests showed a 60-point drop in my cholesterol though I had changed nothing - which suggests either the prior test was an anomaly or whatever caused the issue is a cyclical one. 2 years ago I was almost exclusively Paleo, then I changed to a carb cycling diet and reintroduced rice, oats, and gluten-free items such as breads (usually those made with rice or potato flour) to my diet. So the most recent step was to embark on a new round of supplements and launch a new Whole30 to see if getting the sugar and the other grains out of my diet help with my symptoms. The timing is perfect because I am between goal races and also have begun low heart rate training for a spring half marathon and a fall full. So I don't have to try to go full force at the gym or during my runs. I'm on day 7 and true to the schedule, I just want to nap, LOL. Plus my nose has been running non-stop for a couple of days. Overall, I still feel pretty tired, and though I know this isn't hard...it does seem like 30 days are taking quite a while to pass. I just wanted to find a place where I could talk about the process - hopefully not complain but just share - and learn from others' experience.
  4. Hi ! I'm on my day 18 and I find extremely hard to wake up in the mornings. I have always had a sound sleep and although I love sleeping and have never been an 'early bird', from 7 days to now I have to snooze the alarm at least 5 times ! And then feel groggy the whole day through. Is this normal ? Will this get better ? I follow the whole30 rules without exception although I have been eating more fruit now than I did before.
  5. Hi. I started the #januarywhole30 on the 1st and was really motivated and excited. I was also tempted to use surgery on the 11th as an excuse to quit or cave but i did not. I read that the opiods and NSAIDs could be problematic so I'm finally done with those. I also switched to the AIP w30 two days ago. So losing the eggs has helped already. But holy crap i have been lethargic as hell! I'm going into day 23. Just wondering how much of a wrench surgery can throw into my w30 game? Because while I'm reading DaybyDay and keeping up with my FB group....i feel left out, or like I'm not doing it right....or something. I've done w30 several times before, never finished, but i had super energy by like the 5th day of cutting out all the crap. I am healthy overall, trying to take into account the recovery process, and also trying to get some perspective. Considering making it a w60 just to allow recovery and AIP to work itself out....but holy crap man. I have zero energy to get up off the couch. Thanks for listening. I'm sure i am being ridiculous and impatient but wanted to connect with someone who may have experienced something similar. Much love, Jackie
  6. Hello! This is my first time doing whole30. I went through the bloating, tired, cranky, and then saw some energy with better sleep. But this week I haven't felt great. I've been doing 3 personal training workouts a week which makes me incredibly sore. I also teach so I know that causes some stress. It's highly unmotivating seeing as that i'm already half way through. I've tried my best to not cheat but I might have unknowingly??. I'm getting worried and confused as to why i'm so tired/cranky/don't feel like i've lost any weight. I know that weight loss isn't the main focus but I thought going from drinking almost every night to nothing and totally changing my diet I would feel some pounds come off! Here's what I had today as an example: 7:30 breakfast: 2 egg cups, handful of sweet potato hash, half an avocado, half a grapefruit. coffee with nutpods 10:00 mid morning snack: banana or apple with almond butter 11:40 Lunch: leftovers from dinner or premade whole30 meal from Territory (similar to snap kitchen) examples: stir fry with cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash with ground turkey 3:00 Mid afternoon snack: epic meat stick, or pork and sage balls before I go workout. Was doing an apple with almond butter but tried to stop having fruit after lunch. 7:00 Dinner: burger with mayo, lettuce, sweet potatoes, avocado, and maybe one slice of bacon Is there anything that I can be doing differently to see the energy spark in the last 12 days? I would greatly appreciate any help!! I workout after I get done teaching. I do have a pre workout (promix) because of the high intensity of it all. Could just 10.5g be ruining my results? If it is I can stop drinking it! Please help make the tiger blood happen!! Thank you!!