marylizabelle Posted November 1, 2014 Share Posted November 1, 2014 I am on Day 31 of my 1st Whole30 and was looking forward to feeling amazing, but I'm not. I have been 99% compliant throughout the 31 days. (I was planning on starting reintroduction today, but I'm getting a little cold and want to wait until that resolves so I can tell how I feel with the reintroduced food groups.) The first week, I felt dizzy, lightheaded, shaky and tired. I started eating more, making sure I was getting enough protein and good fats. The shakiness went away, but I still feel lethargic. I get plenty of sleep, I have lots of stress (but no more than over the past few years), and feel worse now than when I started. As far as my history, I am not overweight, have never had any obvious food sensitivities and ate fairly healthy prior to my Whole30. My attitude prior was "everything in moderation" with not much refined grains, mostly whole foods, probably not enough veggies, lots of cheese, a bit of dark chocolate and some wine. My goals were to "reset" my palate to not expect added sugar in everything, and change habits. Positives I feel I have gotten: more creativity with cooking vegetables (discovery of roasted vegetables and making them into soups), better reader of labels and realizing I could actually achieve the goal of completing the Whole30 (huge for me, thought I would DIE from lactose deficiency). Negatives: I have gained weight (by feel of my clothes, I haven't weighed myself) especially in my belly and thighs, feeling lethargic, sluggish and bloated. Sample diet: Breakfast: 1-2 eggs cooked with pile of spinach, compliant sausage, (all cooked in olive oil), handful of grapes, coffee with coconut milk Snack: handful of nuts Lunch: spaghetti squash with compliant sauce and compliant Italian sausage, big salad with nuts and chicken breast with homemade compliant vinaigrette Snack: apple with almond butter Dinner: turkey burger, roasted sweet potato "fries," roasted cauliflower soup with chimichurri (all cooked with olive oil) I feel like I have been eating plenty; I am very full after every meal and generally not even very hungry when it gets toward my next meal. I feel like I am getting plenty of protein and good fats. My weight has been stable over the past 3 years until now with the attitudes of "everything in moderation" and "stop eating when I'm full." I feel like I may have ruined the stop eating when full part because I have been trying to make sure I get enough protein, good fats and veggies. I have read the "Why didn't it work for you" article but I think I really did a good job sticking to the plan. Help?! How do I proceed? Another Whole30? Whole14? Reintroduction? Why don't I feel good? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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