sahmomto2 Posted May 21, 2013 Share Posted May 21, 2013 Decided to start the whole30 because: -I've been having issues with migraines. Have had migraines since age 5, discovered in my 20s that caffeine was the trigger, did fine for about 15 years then started having them again and was able to trace them to MSG. Now in my early 50s and having them again. Hoping to use this as an elimination diet to figure out what I'm reacting to now. -I'm low thyroid, low adrenal. My naturopath says all my blood work is where he wants it, but I still feel like crap when I wake up in the morning - way more fatigued than when I go to bed at night. I think this is caused by cortisol levels being screwed up, so I hope the whole30 will help me fix that. -I've gained 15 pounds in the past 2 years. Again, my naturopath says it isn't because of low thyroid because my bloodwork is all good. Today was my first day. My gut has been wrenching all day. I typically eat very little sugar, very little grain (one slice of pizza on the weekend is typical, or a handful of tortilla chips but no bread, crackers, etc otherwise), and I try religiously to avoid soy because of my thyroid. I ate more raw veggies today than normal, although I often eat hummus with a bunch of veggies. I hope the gut-wrenching feeling goes away soon. Any ideas? I am 5'3", 136 pounds this morning. Breakfast: onions and red chard sautÃ©ed in coconut oil, with two soft-cooked eggs. Lunch: large salad consisting of mixed baby greens, two hard-boiled eggs, strawberries, mushrooms, asparagus, sunflower seeds, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Snack: had a banana around 4:30, hoping the pain in my gut would go away, but no luck. Dinner: taco salad consisting of mixed baby greens, ground beef sautÃ©ed with onion and taco seasoning, a whole avocado, and 1/4 cup of salsa. During the day, I drank 56 oz water, with a drip of ACV in each glass. I'm realizing all my carbs were very non-dense, low calorie, so although I know calories don't matter, I counted them up anyway and came to 1575. Almost all of which came from the eggs, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado and ground beef, of course. I don't think I want to eat many more calories than that, since I'm only 5'3" and don't get much exercise. If I add dense carb, should I cut back on fats? Or are the extra calories okay? Will eat a sweet potato tomorrow and see whether it helps. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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