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Chadcs

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I am on day 10 of my Whole30. No cheating at all. I have Celiac disease. I have read the book and I am following it religiously. That said, I have had the following happening: massive loss of energy (fatigue way below normal), upset stomach/heartburn increase, and complete destruction of my normal circadian rhythm (cannot get to sleep before 5 am). I am caffeine free for two weeks because even though it is allowed it really fails all the tests of whether a food should be eaten.

 

Has anyone else experienced this and does it end? I am waiting for the happy, good changes others mention..and right now I would be happy just to feel normal blah.

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I was only ever drinking one espresso shot a day in the morning, 85 mg (about a coke and a half's worth essentially). I forgot to add that I am also hypoglycemic. 

 

Breakfast- Low sodium ham ~5 ounces, butternut squash. (I have to be very careful with breakfast due to digestive issues. Most vegetables make me very sick in the mornings if I am not careful, ie spinach, onions, etc. sometimes i have eggs as the protein.

 

Lunch- 3-4 cups mixed greens, including kale, spinach. Large chicken breast. whole avocado, large cucumber. 

 

Dinner- Usually beef, sometimes chicken-based dish. Green beans, carrots, asparagus. sometimes a small salad.

 

usually I have 1-2 fruit a day. Sometimes I have a larabar before bed or one of the fruit. 

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I would try avoiding the fruit/larabar at bedtime … and add more carbs during the day … try sweet potatoes/squash more than just once a day.  But, so you know, feeling yucky like you are can happen with the big diet change, and getting rid of caffeine is BIG!  You probably are still just flushing out toxins.  It can take three weeks to get through it, depending on how much your body is adjusting.  From what I have read, some people need more time than others, but most feel pretty yucky for at least the first few days. Try lots of water loo!

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I was only ever drinking one espresso shot a day in the morning, 85 mg (about a coke and a half's worth essentially). I forgot to add that I am also hypoglycemic. 

 

Breakfast- Low sodium ham ~5 ounces, butternut squash. (I have to be very careful with breakfast due to digestive issues. Most vegetables make me very sick in the mornings if I am not careful, ie spinach, onions, etc. sometimes i have eggs as the protein.

Is your ham compliant? Many hams contain sugar or sweetener.

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I am not sure how much more I can increase carbs without adding more fruit as I eat a large amount of veggies my stomach can hold with each meal. If I eat anymore, it will be overeating/stuffing.

Just try replacing some of the other veggies with some sweet potatoes … they have lots more carbs per serving than other vegetables.  I roasted some in ghee for dinner tonight along with a salad and chocolate chili (Well Fed) and was in heaven!!!

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I am on Day 21. Ho hum. I have not had cravings. Never did before except for some binge nights. I was mainly dairy free and gluten free (celiac) even though I did have wheat cravings from time to time and sadly indulged some. I was a mineral water/water drinker 95% of the time anyway. I was not a sugar addict. I was about 75% paleo. Gave up caffeine on day 1 of whole30 because we all know it is not compliant based on the tests in the book even though it is allowed. No cheating at any point in the 21 days.

 

So far, I must say that I have a lot more acid reflux, (and the bile reflux came back..yipee) horrific sleep patterns, and less energy than before. This does really surprise me because I did not expect this at all. The low blood sugar seems possibly a little better, but it is hard to tell. I think the no caffeine helped with that most. I did go without breakfast once (very rare for me) because I was in a hurry and felt the low blood sugar. With all those extra vegetables and nutrients, I expected something to benefit. The only two benefits I see are that I have less cravings for something like pizza which is nice and I did check my weight because it was something to motivate me since there were so many negatives. I have lost about 10 pounds.

 

So now I am scratching my head. I am going to finish the 30, but it really surprised me. I expected I would be sleeping better and have a little more energy. My win for this experiment was some kind of noticeable energy increase, any better sleep, and any weight loss.I do not mind it as an eating plan as it seems to be helpful with weight. Maybe some of it can be blamed on cutting the caffeine at the same time. Not sure about that, but none of us should be having that anyway. It is all just curious to me. I am not slighting the book or the way of eating. I am just sharing my personal experience and thinking that for me it is just interesting to see so little benefit after a month. I am thinking about going for 45 days, but I am not sure yet.

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Caffeine once a day, add cheese, add occasional gluten items even though Celiac, very little veggies, little fruit. I did have a GF pizza once or twice a week. close to paleo much of the time, but enough difference that I was gaining. The biggest issue was the addition of dairy and the near removal of veggies and fruit before as well as gluten items.

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If the load of vegetables is new to you you might want to try only having cooked vegetables. The raw vegetables might be what is causing some of your stomach irritation and reflux. If you were eating gluten despite Celiac it might take you longer to feel better than others. Hopefully someone with more experience with Celiac than I do can give you more ideas.

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