Sarah88 Posted October 22, 2014 Share Posted October 22, 2014 Hi everyone, I am on day 10 of my whole30. I am doing quite well, but I am having serious trust issues towards my body and brain (I know they are the same, I hope you guys understand what I mean) and the signals they give me. For instance, everyone on the forum keeps saying that the meals you eat should keep you satiated for 4-5 hours, and, if not, that you are eating too little. The last couple of days, I have had bad cravings for things in between meals. Not chocolate or chips, but real food, like protein, veggies, and yeah, I do miss my fruit. But seriously, it CAN"T be the size of my portions, for they are HUGE. I almost feel bad to eat them, they are that big. Trust me when I tell you that my portions are in check - i totally stick to the meal template because I really want to do this right. Like this morning, I had HALF a cauliflower (riced up), a bunch of carrots with lemon/tahini/olive oil dressing and a piece of slow-cooked beef that was about 1, 5 times the size of my palm. I am really full after such a meal, I drink some tea and feel good about myself, and then 2 hours later, bam bam bam, all I can think about is food. So, three hours after breakfast I had some greens and 100 grams of smoked salmon. One hour later: wanting more food, again...Totally frustrating. On the forum, they say that if you are hungry for steamed fish and broccoli, then you know that you are really hungry. But, seriously, I. could. eat. fish. and. broccoli. all. day. long. Seriously, with the stuff I am eating, I CANNOT be hungry, I don't trust myself, and I am scared of overeating and gaining weight. I am now thinking that this signal your brain ought to sent that tells you that you are full/had enough, is just not working for me, or, possibly, its because I am so focussed on food right now with this whole whole30 thing that the 'I want to eat'' part of my brain is just constantly triggered. I don't know. Its annoying as hell, especially since the changes I've made aren't all that significant, for prior to my whole30, I have been eating paleo for the last four years. The biggest change I've made is eating MORE, and eating less fruit..I would say that such a combination of changes would have to result in being LESS hungry, rather than more. I have also been exercising less than normally, due to a knee injury (very, very bummed out about that, but I need to let it heal before I start to put stress on it again, or it will just get worse), so again, I would think that, since I am consuming less energy, I would also have to be LESS hungry..Sorry about this frustration rant you guys. I am just rather insecure about this. It is like I am now obsessed with eating, and I feel bad and ugly for it, I KNOW I am not hungry, but I just can't get ''food thoughts'' out of my head. The only thing that works is not triggering the ''eat signal'' at all, meaning, that I do not eat breakfast when I get up but put it off for a few hours. For, the minute I trigger the ''eat signal'', and have my breakfast, it just won't stop buzzing ALL DAY LONG. Seriously, why? The only thing I can think of is that my period is due, (or actually, it was due 5 days ago), but only because I've read on the forums that women can get more hungry when they're having their period. But again, my changes aren't all that significant (didn't eat grains, diary, and only occasionally something real sugary) and I was not experiencing this kind of serious food obsession during periods before I started my whole30. So, I am not sure that is it. I hope anyone can help me or has had similar issues. I know all about distracting oneself, but trust me when I tell you that the ''food, food, food'' voice is still there, even when I am reading/watching tv/taking a walk etc. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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