jhughes03 Posted January 25, 2014 Share Posted January 25, 2014 Hi All, I am on Day 19 and I am having some GI issues. This seems to be a somewhat normal thing, but I was wondering if anyone is experiencing the exact ones I am, and at this late in the Whole 30. WARNING - this post is a bit graphic and gross, so I apologize in advance. I am mostly having issues with bloating and constipation. Originally, around day 5 or 6 on Whole 30 I was becoming regular - going every day, and it was quite lovely. Then, by day 12, I started having more constipation issues, and it slowed down to only going about once every 4-5 days. I might go a little bit some days in between, but then after 5 days of that, it's like my body just eliminates everything from the past 5 days! Is this normal? I am wondering if I am eating too large of meals at one time. I know they aren't too large for my weight/height because I measured myself on Day 14, just to see any progress, and I had lost an inch on my waist and 1/2 inch on each thigh! Before Whole 30, my body was used to eating 4-5 smaller meals per day, usually 3 main with 1-2 snacks. But now, for breakfast, as an example - on Whole 30- I am having 3 eggs, cooked in ghee or coconut oil, 1/3 to 1/2 sweet potato, some mushrooms or other veggies, and coffee with coconut milk in it - much larger than it ever has been in the past. But, since the Whole 30 says to try and eat large enough meals to ensure snacking isn't needed, I am kind of at a loss. If I eat a smaller meal, I am hungry by within 2-3 hours. But if I eat a larger meal that might fill me up for 4-5 hours, I can easily end up really bloated, and I am guessing it is also causing the constipation. Any advice here? Should I just wait to see if my body will adapt, or should I just go back to eating 4-5 smaller meals? I just really would like to remove this uncomfortable bloating feeling. It is so obnoxious. Thanks everyone! Link to comment
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