Rukstar Posted March 17, 2014 Share Posted March 17, 2014 I would love some advice/thoughts/input. I am on Day 22 of my first Whole 30 and while I know from reading It Starts with Food and all of the other information I have taken in so far that not everyone can expect to have their experience along the timeline, and that some take longer than others to show benefits, I still could use some input. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's some years ago and take 50mcg thyroxine hormone replacement daily. I also have a mild hiatus hernia but don't take any medication. After many years of suffering with indigestion, stomach cramps etc I gave up eating wheat about 18 months ago and had a dramatic improvement in my symptoms and also lost 9kg. I have not eaten wheat since and generally avoid all grains except rice and also legumes. I have stuck to the Whole 30 program in every way, using the template, not snacking. In the early days I would probably overeat a bit, trying to make sure I eat enough, but then settled down to having consistent quantity and wide variety of veggies. At the start I was constipated for 4 to 5 days and then had a miserable day of diarrhoea and feeling awful. Then cruised for a while, sometimes feeling very tired. In the last week or so I find I am bloating quite a lot after meals and generally constipated even though I am eating a ton of veggies. I haven't weighed myself since starting but feel (and look) as if I have gained weight. I am still tired and somewhat lethargic and my level of joint pain has not eased up. I have stopped eating eggs and raw veggies and salad. Sample meals I have been eating: Shepherd's pie made with lamb mince (grass fed) and vegetables, topped with mashed sweet potato Steak with red cabbage and asparagus and mayo Thai style chicken with cauliflower rice (leeks and carrots sautÃ©ed in coconut oil, then add cauli and spices) + 1/2 avocado Turkey and sweet potato hash with cooked baby spinach plus coconut Beef stir fry cooked with frozen mixed vegetables I suspect someone will say try the Auto Immune protocol and I just feel so over it that trying yet another thing is just what I don't want to think about. Thanks Link to comment
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