akayl Posted November 6, 2013 Share Posted November 6, 2013 Hi everyone, Would really appreciate some feedback. My whole 30 is not going as positively as I had hoped. (or positively at all, to be honest) Background: 36yo female, my first Whole 30, doing as part of a challenge at my Crossfit Gym. Bought the emails, read the book, I'm all in. I don't have any major underlying health issues, but I am 25 pounds overweight, and I have also had some minor issues with acne and occassional GI issues that I was hoping the whole 30 would help me identify the culprit causing both. As far as I can understand, I've been following the program to a T. Been eating 3 meals a day - protein, lots of veggies, serving of fat - but after 14 days of struggling with lethargy I read some forum posts and the general consensus was to eat more, so I added a pre-wo meal of a compliant Lara bar and a hard boiled egg on the 5 days/week I workout. (No post-wo meal b/c I workout in the mornings so I eat Meal 1 immediately after.) That has helped with my lethargy and I definitely am back to normal levels of energy, but after 21 days my acne is actually worse, my GI issues are now constant instead of occassional, and - while following protocol I haven't weighed or measured myself - I can tell my pants are definitely not any looser and, if anything, may be a bit tighter. Soooo below is a summary of my food log for the past couple days. Only thing I can figure is that I'm eating too much fat or too much red meat. I really can't say anything at all positive about the whole 30 plan, and I don't want to end up my month this way! I haven't had any sugar in the month, which has always been my vice, but I still want it (my addiction is as an emotional crutch more than a physical one) Would love advice! Thanks in advance!! Monday M1 3 egg scramble with loads of veggies (spinach, onion, bell peppers, etc) and ~1/3 C guacalmole M2 1/3 Lb hamburger (85/15 - only type I can get grass fed) 1/2 head cauliflower sauteed in coconut oil, capers, onions, spices, etc. Small closed handful almonds M3: 6 oz steamed salmon 1/2 avocado giant spinach/arugula salad w/ balsalmic vinegar small amount slivered almonds & dried cranberries Tuesday Pre-WR compliant Lara bar one hard-boiled egg M1 sweet potato hash (from ISWF, with ground pork) M2 1/4 lb hamburger 1/2 avocado plateful of steamed veggies M3 6 oz sirloin steak bell pepper with ~1/4C sunshine sauce (if not familiar, used as my fat b/c mostly sunflower seed butter & coconut milk) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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