K1mb3rly Posted January 16, 2014 Share Posted January 16, 2014 Hello all - apologies in advance for what is bound to be a TMI-filled post! I'm on day 12 of my first whole 30 and I'm have some concerning issues with BMs. Since I've started the challenge, my BMs have been limited to once in the morning. I get this rumbling in my intestines, and after sprinting to the bathroom very little comes out and what does come out is in pieces. Its a bit painful too. I don't feel bloated or constipated, per se. I just know that I'm taking in more than I'm letting out and eventually, that's going to catch up with me. I've been searching through the forum of some pointers others have suggested in the past and I feel like I'm already meeting those points. I've been including starchy veggies in my meals, and I feel like I'm drinking enough water (4 water bottles while I'm at the office, 3-4 large glasses with my meals, 1 water bottle as I workout. So that's about 100-120 fl oz a day). I'm including some form of fat in all of my meals as well. I'm completely baffled as the last nutrition challenge I participated in my gym had the opposite problem - I was following the beginner level of the Whole Life Challenge (think Paleo + whole fat yogurt, quinoa and brown rice) while training for a marathon. Anything over a 3 mile run would cause me to run for the ladies! I'm including my meals from the past 3 days to see if anyone can see a red flag. Also, I should add that I've started taking a magnesium+calcium+vitamin d supplement this week, in the hopes that added magnesium would give me some relief. Monday Breakfast: Omelet with turkey, ham, tomatoes, spinach, onion and broccoli. Raw Almonds. Banana. Coffee Lunch: Chicken with asparagus and sweet potato. Raw Baby Carrots. Raw Almonds. PreWod Snack: Almond Butter Dinner: Chicken with asparagus and sweet potato. Lara Bar Tuesday Breakfast: Omelet with turkey, ham, tomatoes, spinach, onion and broccoli. Raw Almonds. Banana. Coffee Lunch: Pork Tenderloin with asparagus and sweet potato. Raw Baby carrots. Raw Almonds. Lara bar. Dinner: Chicken with peppers & onions, guacamole. Wednesday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Sausage (whole30 compliant of course!).Coffee. Banana. Raw Almonds. Lunch: Chicken with peppers & onions, guacamole. Raw Almonds. Lara bar. Dinner: Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, raw pecans Thank you all for your help! I've learned so much through these forums since I started the challenge. Eating a carefully crafted Chipotle salad as we speak! Kim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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