sagj Posted February 6, 2014 Share Posted February 6, 2014 Hi everyone, I was hoping somebody here has some experience with this. So, I am on day 32 of a Whole 44 (I had the flu at week two, took some cough meds/drops and decided to extend it). At week two/three I felt the bloat drop away and I was so excited! Right at the same time I decided to start the Insanity workout program, maybe because I had more energy . Things seemed okay for a couple days but I think the bloat has been sneaking back and I am not sure why. It's about back to normal now. Here are my possible theories: 1 The workout is so strenuous that it has pushed my body back into a stressed state making me retain everything. 2 Maybe I haven't been eating enough. I've tried to increase meal sizes but I haven't really been that much hungrier post Insanity. I have not added a pre/post workout meal because I workout at 4:30 and when I finish I have to get ready and go to work immediately. Hard boiled eggs upset my stomach (or at least they used to/I haven't tried it since Whole 30) but I was going to make something to add when I get some time. I did have a couple low blood sugars with Insanity (kinda normal before Whole 30) so I was hungry at that time but otherwise no. 3 I've been eating more fruit as part of the "larger meal" plan above. I've also been having more spaghetti squash. 4 I'm maybe not eating enough carbohydrates. I was not having any real cravings before Insanity but now I'm having frequent cravings for baked goods. Heart shaped doughnuts especially . BUT I don't feel like I'm hungrier, just having specific cravings for sugar/grain rich foods. 5 I've added a probiotic at a more frequent interval. So, in case you need it, here is a typical day of meals: Breakfast: three eggs, two breakfast links, 1 cup broccoli, two tbsp mayo/cilantro sauce or 1/2 can coconut milk OR 5 oz ground pork patty, 1/2 large sweet potato, 2 tsp ghee, 1/2 can coconut milk Lunch: 5-6 oz chicken thigh, asparagus & onion in coconut milk curry sauce, 3/4 cup spaghetti squash OR Fish filet, kale, tartar sauce OR Ground Turkey, 1/2 head raw cabbage, handful tomatoes, salsa, whole avocado, mayo dressing Dinner: usually tonight's dinner is tomorrow's lunch so more of the above I really don't want to give up the Insanity but I think it is the most likely cause, one way or another. Any ideas on how to save it? Has anyone experienced this bloat late in Whole 30 with high intensity cardio? Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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