mykidsteacher Posted June 18, 2013 Share Posted June 18, 2013 Ok, so I started this log a little late. Whole30 began on June 3, so I'm wrapping up day 14 today. Wow, almost halfway there! I'm allergic to dairy, eggs, cashews, sunflower and very mildly, to garlic. It used to make my head itch, but I'm not noticing that anymore, so wondering if healing has eliminated that problem (my naturopath said it might be something I can introduce down the line). A little history--started paleo in Aug 2011, even though I had NO idea that's what it was called. I just eliminated grains, dairy, starchy veggies, and rice. Never really eat legumes, so they were defacto eliminated as well. Never heard the term paleo until Nov, and was so glad to stumble across it for recipes! Lost weight and inches and was working on healing adrenal and blood sugar issues as well. Hit a major stall in Nov/Dec, and looked for a way to lose the last couple pounds and started JUDDD in Jan 2012 (a form of intermittent fasting). In Feb, I received my allergy diagnosis and had to rethink my life without eggs. By April, I had lost to my orignal goal weight plus 5 pounds (125 pounds). I maintained that goal for 1 year. And then went completely off the rails. No clue what happened, but in April/May 2013, I ate more sugar/wheat/allergy foods than I had the previous year I think. And gained 7 pounds. I needed to do something drastic to get my cravings and weight back under control. And was finally ready to try the whole30 (I'd heard of it long before, but figured it would be too hard with my other food restrictions). Day 1 was a breeze. Day 2-5 I had horrendous headaches and was bloated such that I looked 6 mos pregnant. Felt sluggish and unmotivated. Day 6 began my need for a nap. Every afternoon at 3:30 ish, I'd simply HAVE to sit/lay down and close my eyes for an hour. It wasn't optional, I probably would have fallen asleep standing if I hadn't sat down. I was waiting and waiting for the tiger blood to kick in. Day 12 I was still waiting. Somewhere around day 8 my energy at other times of the day improved, but still needed that late afternoon shut eye. And then, day 13 happened, and I was able to stay awake all day! And be productive all day. Today was a super busy day running errands. I was not able to eat lunch until 2pm, and managed to not snack (no choice since I was out and had nothing with me). I'm tired now, but not wiped out exhausted like running days usually make me. I think sweet potatoes may not agree with me very well. Didn't have them the first week, then had a couple days where I had them with a couple meals, and felt really bloated again. Plan to stock up on other starchy veggies and stay away from them for a bit. Oh, I also started this without fruit. I've been having issues with my ears itching, and research led me to believe it could be yeast related. So I tried incorporating some candida diet principles as well. I have now re-added small amounts of berries and apple. And after almost 2 weeks with absolutely no sugar, they taste like CANDY! So sweet and yummy. So far no issues with wanting more and more. But watching for it. Almonds were my go to for getting through when I was starving between meals, but I think I need to cut them out. May be causing bloat issues, and I eat way too many. Just found the template (can't afford the book right now), so I am going to work to follow that better (actually got pretty close even without it). I need more fats I think. And will use the mini-meal idea vs just grabbing a handful of nuts. Getting easier to make it from meal to meal without snacking. So goal is to eliminate the snack all together. I know we aren't supposed to weigh... Ok, that's enough catch-up for now. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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