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I was wondering if anyone else had been grumpy since starting the Whole30? I am on day 19 and despite not having many cravings, not really feeling bad about it at all, simply feeling great and energized- I seem to have a really short temper since starting it. I posted this in women's in case it's just hormones or something but I'm not usually this grumpy and wondered if anyone else was the same and changed something to solve it? I'm still going to the gym and excercising which is usually the reason I would be grumpy so I thought it might be the diet but don't know why... Any ideas/support would be appreciated- I don't want to be a healthy person but a grump to be around!

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The first whole30 that I did I was in the kill all stage for 26 days. I have no idea why. I had to quit because I just couldn't take it anymore. This time I didn't have a kill all stage at all and I am on day 27. I am sure it is the diet. Try to stick it out and see if anything changes for you. I wish I had some words of wisdom, only that I have been there and it is not fun. Keep the faith.

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Yes...me. :/ This is my 2nd w30 and I was grumpy for the first one too. I even extended that one a few weeks to see if I needed more time to adjust but nothing changed. I likened it to how short-fused I was while pregnant. I have 3 kids and was a cranky pregnant woman with each.

I researched these forums looking for others who complained of w30 grumpiness but didn't find much. I felt so discouraged b/c everyone seemed to be posting about improvements in mood and I was experiencing the opposite. After googling some I found that maybe my serotonin levels were down. Since serotonin is released when you eat carbs I figured my lack of bread, pasta, etc could be causing my problems. I did eat a good amount of sweet potatoes the 1st time but they sure didn't seem to fill the serotonin void, if that was indeed my issue. This time around I don't eat sweet potatoes nearly as much (actually pretty rarely in these first 20 days) and have instead switched to plantains as my fav carb dense veggie. But still no cheery disposition over here. One could probably surmise that having to make a separate meal for myself and the rest of the family could be enough to make someone short-tempered {oh the dishes we dirty} but I really don't see that as my problem. I actually enjoy coming up with something new to try. And I can't say I miss all the crappy food I gave up b/c, as much as it tastes good for the moment, guilt and disappointment always followed.

So long story short, you are not alone. I am going to try my darnedest to take this one out 60 or 90 days if I can and see if even more time helps me turn a corner. Poor hubby just wants me to be done with this already b/c he sees the change and doesn't like it. :/

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My fuse is about a milimeter long now.  Grumpy too. And going on day 5 of a dull headache. Today is day 10 (I think).  Not sure if it's the change in diet, or the lack of beer.  My husband is doing Whole30 also and he's happy.  Not sure why.  I was a big carboholic/sugar addict though prior to starting.  Maybe that is related?

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Day 10 for me and I'm also Grumpy. I will see this through, but I could easily go back to eating chocolate and dairy. I don't feel angry or short-tempered (though that might change next week with the arrival of my period), just grumpy. I'm sure the diet has something to do with it, but also my lack of employment (3 rejection letters in 3 days) is wearing me down. 

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Well I got an extra period served up in the middle of this month and I sure was grumpy for a week before that! In fact, I felt like I was premenstrual for about ten days and was so hugely relieved when it finally started. You may not get a bonus like (lucky) me but I've no doubt that your hormones can be affected.

 

I've always found a good sturdy dose of tryptophan every night to be helpful for my mood. Some people manage to get enough in their diet but I know I never can in mine.

 

I think that this can be psychologically tough too, especially if you're a comfort eater. I know that not being able to reach for my favourite food hugs gets me down some days. I guess that's one of the big reasons for doing this plan but it definitely casts a pall over things. I eat (and drink)for comfort, to celebrate, to share hard times with people and to reward myself. Not being able to do that is challenging me in new ways every day. I am on day 22 and I think it's going to take more than 30 days to change the habits of a lifetime (and lifetimes before that - I know that I learned the comforting aspects of food from my mother, who learned them from hers.....)

 

Keep going, see what happens. Unless you are actually endangering relationships with others it's not going to do any harm, and we know for sure that it's doing us good  ;)  

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So long story short, you are not alone. I am going to try my darnedest to take this one out 60 or 90 days if I can and see if even more time helps me turn a corner. Poor hubby just wants me to be done with this already b/c he sees the change and doesn't like it. :/

 

I relate so much to this! I've been on a milimeter fuse, but I don't get angry as much as weepy. My ability to deal with conflict at home is really low. I will be sticking to a whole 60, so perhaps the moodiness will come off after a couple more weeks. 

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I'm cranky as well, on day 21? maybe? My temper is as short as it was before, I was hoping I'd feel like I was running thru a field of daisies on this damn whole 30 and I feel as cranky as ever

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