bunny_mac Posted February 20, 2014 Share Posted February 20, 2014 Finished my Whole30 yesterday and to say I am disappointed/disheartened/downright miserable would be an understatement. When I started out on the Whole30 my goals were to lose weight and increase my energy and concentration. Big fat zero on all three counts. I lost 2kg... and believe me, I have a significant amount of weight to lose. 2kg is nothing. I've never been one to judge by what the scales say but my measurements tell the same story - zero, zilch, zip, nada. Exactly the same size as before. So weight loss isn't everything... but I haven't felt any of the other great benefits. No boundless energy - if anything I feel worse now than I did before I started. I haven't been able to do any exercise because I feel so run down that on the occasions I tried, I had to stop because I felt like I was going to collapse! I do yoga once a week and even that kills me. (I've been anaemic before so I thought that might be it, but I've been tested and I'm fine.) My concentration is just as bad as before. What's gone wrong? Has anyone else had the same experience? Reading back on my journal, I started off well, hit a real low point around Day 13, things improved for a few days around Day 21, then by Day 26 I was feeling worse than ever. I expected to feel like hell in the first few weeks, I was prepared for that. But I thought things would have improved by now. To give you an idea of what I've been eating... Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, salmon fillet & broccoli or an omelette with ground beef & veggies Lunch: Homemade soup from ISWF or a big salad with leaves, chicken or fish, olives, avocado, beetroot, peppers etc. Dinner: Salmon fillet, sweet potato & green beans or a steak with sweet potato & veggies or a curry with cauliflower rice or cabbage In the first week or so I would have the odd handful of cashews to keep me going between meals, but by the end I rarely had to do that. I've been drinking at least 2 litres of water a day, but still feeling really dehydrated. I've been sleeping well, but sleeping is rarely a problem for me! At the beginning I was determined to keep doing this past the 30 days, but with no motivation whatsoever to keep going I'm about ready to quit. I really, desperately want this to work. I want to lose weight, I want to increase my energy and improve my concentration. Most of all I want to be able to exercise again, both for my physical and mental wellbeing. I'm prepared to work for this, but it's hard to keep working for when I'm seeing no positive results. Any help/insights anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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