Carmohr Posted December 31, 2013 Share Posted December 31, 2013 Hello, I'm currently on Day 5 of my Whole30. My primary reason for doing it is hoping to find relief from GERD, after really struggling to manage it the past few years. I've tried many things - too many to list - including cutting out certain foods, various medications including PPIs even though I was well aware of and uncomfortable with the risks, Betaine supplementation... a lot of things. I've been a lifelong vegetarian, and when I read the ISWF book, it made sense to me that perhaps my high carbohydrate/low protein diet messed up my gut bacteria and the way my body processes food. Honestly, the hardest part of Whole30 for me is eating meat, but I had started eating some chicken and fish before beginning the program and those are primarily the two meat sources I am eating except pork the other day for the first time since I was a young child. I also believe gluten has been causing me problems and hoped to see benefits of completely cutting it out. My doctor thought I should do that, too. I am still having GERD - it's pretty unchanged. I know I'm early in the Whole30, but I'm scared that the GERD won't go away. I'm probably a "problem case" because I've really tried many things these past few years (I was even still having it on a PPI). If there are any words of wisdom or encouragement on this front, I would certainly welcome them. One thing I realized is that I think I am still a little low protein and maybe too high in starchy vegetables. I've been eating a lot of sweet potatoes this week, which I really like. Perhaps I'm carrying over a bit of my low protein/high carb tendencies into the Whole30 even though I've been meticulous about making sure everything I do eat is 100% compliant. I plan to try to cut down on the sweet potatoes. Still, I just have the reflux a lot and am not sure how hopeful/worried I should be. I guess today I've been a little more worried that it won't go away since it hasn't changed. I've felt great in every other way since starting the program, though! Sorry for the long post. Caryn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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