amandajunefitz Posted February 21, 2014 Share Posted February 21, 2014 Hi all, first time posting and first time Whole30-er here. Most people who know me would be shocked at what I'm eating this month as it's well-known that I LOVE CARBS (as in the wheatiest, densest breadlike products you could find). But after experiencing months of a compromised immune system, fatigue, and other issues, I'd already decided to do a Whole30 and reading ISWF was so motivating! Anyway, days 1-2 were mostly a breeze. Other than the fact that I spent most of those days shopping for food, prepping stuff, and cooking. But physically I felt good, other than the fact that I'm in the middle of trying to get over a cold (as per previously mentioned crappy immune system). I'm guessing it's putting a little extra stress on my body, but hey, no time like the present to start detoxing, right? Yesterday was day 3 and due to faith- and work-related reasons (long story but I'm a missionary and we had a fasting-based prayer event) I fasted for dinner (so, didn't eat anything after lunch; additionally about an hour after lunch I realized I had accidentally not eaten enough because I got hungry super fast). I knew this would be a challenge with the changes my body is already going through, and I felt pretty awful (weak, tired, dizzy, and like my limbs were full of lead) by dinnertime but eventually it passed (stayed very hungry, but other than that felt okay). Then I couldn't get to sleep, got a headache (got up and drank water), and once I did get to sleep, slept very fitfully (unusual for me) and woke up with an EXTREMELY intense headache, weakness/dizziness, the heavy-limbs feeling, and like I might vomit at any moment. I managed to eat something (was unable to make what I had been planning to so I ate two leftover egg/veggie "muffins" and a banana), called in sick and went back to bed. The headache's gone after some Aleve, water, and more sleep, and I ate a good lunch but still feel quite weak and dizzy when I'm up and moving around. I'm wondering what's going on...ketosis? Just after-effects of an unfortunately-timed one-meal fast? The normal day 2-3 hangover, a bit late? I don't really expect anyone to have answers as this is a somewhat random and specific situation, but I guess what I'm hoping for is something like "it'll pass. You'll make it. You will not have to quit Whole30." Because I can't function this way for much longer, but I really want to stick out the Whole30 and continue this kind of eating beyond day 30. Thanks for listening, sorry for the long long post! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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