Alexandra Teresa Posted July 17, 2014 Share Posted July 17, 2014 New to the community, but not to Whole 30. I'm hoping to troubleshoot some previous issues I've had so that I can successfully make it through the program. My diet is fairly "clean" - lots of whole, unprocessed foods, but I do eat grains, legumes, and dairy. I've been trying to follow Weston A. Price/Nourishing Traditions principles, so I've not been eating SAD, for reference. However, every time I attempt Whole 30, my blood sugar goes crazy. I've had intermittent issues with hypoglycemic incidents in my life, but they almost disappeared when I switched to eating real food. Was never diagnosed with hypoglycemia, as it wasn't that constant of a problem, and again, went away with eating better. Usually, these incidents were related to the beginning of my menstrual period, so my doc thought it might have had somewhat to do with hormone levels, which might have stabilized by themselves once I cut a lot of crap out of my diet. I rarely drink caffeine, as it gives me the shakes - the most I have is the occasional green tea or chocolate, so not a lot. However, whenever I attempt to do Whole 30, I'm nauseous, I'm shaking, sweating, and feel like I'm going to faint. I can hardly make it past the first day. My longest attempt was three days. I've made sure to really eat, following the template. I try to make sure I have some starch with every meal and I make sure to eat a ton of food. On the last round, when I made it three days, I did snack, but I made sure it was compliant foods, basically leftover meals, and that seemed to help a bit. But this just comes on without warning - no hunger cues, just completely bottoming out with little to no notice that my body needs more food. What am I doing wrong? What can I do to make this better? Should I slowly attempt to step down my dairy and grain consumption in preparation of the Whole 30? I'm an attorney, so I can't really be passing out in court and I need to be able to focus when I'm at work. I could manage feeling weak or lethargic, but when my vision starts going dark and I'm nauseous and sweating, that's not something I can push through for days on end. I want to make this work, but I'm struggling to figure out what steps I need to do. Anyone else struggled with this? So far, the threads I've found with similar stories are women who are breastfeeding, which is not the case for me. TIA. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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