gingerrox Posted June 18, 2013 Share Posted June 18, 2013 I just finished my first Whole30 and the physical benefits are obvious. I didn't lose many pounds, but I did lose inches and generally feel 'better' overall, though I didn't feel that bad to begin with, so it's hard to tell what changed, exactly. I just feel like I'm built out of better stuff, if that makes sense. That said, my emotions have been downhill basically since week two. My "Kill All The Things" stage lasted about two weeks, and then turned inward, it seems, and fell into a deep depression -- and this is NOT normal for me! I was tired, irritable and grumpy for a good chunk of the W30. I've had a few crying jags that just won't stop. I feel stressed out all the time. It used to be I'd feel tired-ish but could still function on six hours of sleep. Now if I don't get at least 8 I am a COMPLETE wreck. I used to be able to skip breakfast on occasion, now there's no way I could do that and make it until lunch time. In other words, I feel like my healthy lifestyle is killing me! But it's not like I want noncompliant foods at all - I don't crave anything "off-plan." I have re-introed a very small amount of dairy, very slowly, and that doesn't seem to have had much effect. So I don't feel like pizza or a bagel will help matters, but I literally had to call in sick twice since Whole30 because I felt so emotionally terrible. I have NEVER EVER done that before. I need help; I don't know what to do. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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