CaseyD Posted May 22, 2014 Share Posted May 22, 2014 I have done five, and I'm now on my sixth Whole30. A couple of those were actually considerably longer than 30 days, too. And, I have gone many months of my life eating Whole30 except being loose about sugar in bacon. I feel like I'm in the boat of trying the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. My problem is that the Whole30 gets me most of the way to where I would like to be, but something is clearly not lining up, and I'm positive it is an issue with my diet. The biggest problem is my sugar cravings never really go away and I wind up eating sugar again, which is a total disaster for me. I get horribly depressed with sugar and eat it like I'm an addict. There is no moderation. So, I have to get totally off the sugar. It is starting to affect my family life in a very negative way that I can't get this under control. I also have many food allergies and sensitivities, and so eating clean paleo is really the best way for me to go. But, this sugar thing is killing me. Here's where I feel lost: there are so many options as to what one should do to optimize their diet. Should I investigate low fodmap? Should I reduce my carb intake (I do eat an average of 2 sweet potatoes plus 1-2 servings of fruit a day, at meals/PWO only)? Should I be eating AIP because I have an autoimmune issue and still have some digestive problems and acne, even after W30? I tried AIP for two weeks and didn't seem to notice a difference when I started eating nightshades/nuts again. (I'm allergic to eggs). I haven't lost much weight ever doing W30 either, even when I did manage to stick to one sweet potato a day. Maybe that is a sign that something isn't aligned yet? This is a case of reading too much and getting lost as to what to actually try. I currently have a lot of stress on my plate, but even when I haven't, I still had these same issues. I quit sugar for over 5 months once and never stopped craving it enough to stay away in the end. Of everything, I just want the sugar cravings to stop. What would you, who reads this, suggest? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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