Jlee Posted May 22, 2014 Share Posted May 22, 2014 I am doing the Whole30 to solve a couple of medical issues (issues that no conventional doctor/pills/expensive and iffy surgery have been able to resolve, and boy have I tried) as well as lose some weight/fat. Right now, I'm kind of skinny-fat. Right now, I'm extremely bloated but I don't know what is causing it. Before my current weight, I was chubby and somehow believed that I could never change my body, and be one of those girls who can wear a bikini. I have read a lot of nutrition books lately and I really do believe that food can be your medicine and that conventional doctors are great for certain illnesses like if you really need surgery, but not all illnesses. Esp. vague illnesses that are just general symptoms of your body telling you that it's not being properly nourished and so, is not functioning right. Instead of taking three pills a day with various side effects, I want to resolve these issues of mine. I am a big supporter of being as natural as possible, and minimizing the amount of toxins and chemicals and artificial stuff we put into our bodies. I also refuse to accept that there is no reason as to why my body is malfunctioning, that there is no cure and the only thing I can do is manage with pills. I accept that it could be my genetic weakness, but I have read from several sources that genes can be turned off and on. I lost about ten pounds by cutting down on refined carbs, junk food and meat, and eating lots of veggies, brown rice, sushi and some fruits. During the two to three months I did this, I noticed my body size decreasing effortlessly, my belly getting flatter, much less bloating, my digestion was AmazingAmazing. And by cutting out coffee, I was able to sleep through the night instead of waking up 5+ times to pee. Recently, I read up on Systemic Candida and Adrenal Fatigue as possible causes for my medical issues. While I was trying to be close to a vegan or vegetarian before, I know that I cannot resolve candida and adrenal fatigue if I rely on sugar and carbs as my main source of calories. In a standard Candida diet, I am not allowed to have refined carbs and most other complex carbs except the ones I don't really want to eat anyway. I also really cannot have sugar. Therefore, I am using the Paleo Diet and adding in some factors from the Candida/Adrenal Fatigue diet. This is an experiment to see how I will feel at the end of 30 days. Who knows what is wrong with my body? It could be anything. And a "Reset" sounds like a great idea. It certainly can't hurt. At the end of 30 days, I want to re-introduce rice, tofu, buckwheat, and oats so that I do not have to consume so much meat. I am happy to eat meat just once a day and since I have increased my consumption the past few weeks, my digestion is wacky again. Mostly I am doing the Whole30 to decrease the amount of sugar in my body and I can only do it if I can rely on protein for most of my calories during the day. I am having a hard time imagining myself eat meat for breakfast. Ah, one of my more minor issues is that my blood sugar is quite unstable. If I don't eat, sometimes I get really dizzy, faint and sweaty and it happens very suddenly. I also have to rely on coffee and sugar in the morning to get going. Otherwise, there is no "going". I really would like more stable energy. I was at Whole Foods today in preparation and got an entire organic chicken for just $15 (which is not a lot compared to getting a salad anywhere with a few nuggets of chicken on top). I'm not crazy about how much meat this diet requires, coming from the mindset of someone who read three-five books on how awesome being vegan is. But I will try this out. Starting tomorrow, I will not let myself cheat. In the beginning, I will have fruits so my carb intake does not decrease dramatically, but I will decrease fruit as I get used to eating more protein. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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