mtnstobeach Posted April 28, 2014 Share Posted April 28, 2014 Hi folks, I started Whole30 15 days ago as a last-ditch effort to improve my health before starting the process to having weight loss surgery. I'm a Type 2 diabetic with a long history of inflammation problems (which has been "treated" on and off for years with steriod meds, which is actually what resulted in me being diabetic). I dont want to have surgery and really feel like I can better my health and beat diabetes without it. After a few nasty days at the start, things have been going really wellâ€¦ I have more energy, my acne is gone and MOST importantly, my blood sugar is gradually going down. However, 2 days ago, the right side of my abdomen really started hurting. I say it's my liver because I've had this problem in the past, and thinking it was my galbladder, have been to the ER/doc several times, only for them to tell me my gallbladder is fine (have had ultrasounds,etc.). However, at another doc I found out (only by reading my records, not because the doc told me ) that I have significant fat in my liver. So putting 2 + 2, I figured THIS must be what the pain is that usually happens when I've been eating "bad." Its a constant dull ache - not a sharp or shooting pain. I've been researching what could be going on, and I'm totally confused -- some say the pain is because my liver is switching into fat burning mode (which doesn't seem to make sense), and some say its too much fat, and some say I need to eat more fat. I've been strictly following the plan, cooking every recipe in Well Fed, and recording everything I've been eating. Over the last two weeks my averages have been: Fat - 57% (Mono: 62% -- Sat.: 34% -- PUFA: 23%) Protein - 27% Carbs - 16% My fat has been in the form of coconut oil, evoo, nuts, avacados and meat. I went a little crazy on the Whole Foods olive bar on Saturday, and the pain started that nightâ€¦ wondering if that had something to do with it? Also to note, my eczema (which had ironically cleared up prior to me going on Whole30, when I was basically eating my weight in carbs) has come back all over my right arm. Please help -- it might just be the worst feeling when you feel like you're doing everything RIGHT and yet your body just won't cooperate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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