chaslynn.garrett Posted January 2, 2015 Share Posted January 2, 2015 SO, I made a last minute decision to jump on this Whole30 madness train. I'm only on Day 2, and I feel like I'm going to fall over. Previously, I have been eating VERY healthy, about 85% Paleo, 90% organic, nothing artificial or processed. I would eat a sandwich on whole grain, organic bread every other day or so when I was in a hurry, add about a tablespoon of low-fat cheese to something every other day, and would eat 1 glass of organic, low-fat milk per day. I would eat at least 1 raw meal a day as well and had a well-balanced diet along with daily exercise (CrossFit type workouts with some weight training and running) and plenty of water and sleep at night. I am 5'4" and weight 120 lbs. I have never had any sort of digestive issues or felt like gluten or dairy has impaired me. I have also done other vegetarian/vegan diets and cut out the things like Whole30 suggests, minus meat, and I never felt any difference. In the last two days, I have not felt full. I feel like I cannot eat enough, but nothing sounds appealing. I have a massive headache and no energy. My workout yesterday was terrible. I knew everyone in there thought it was my first time in a gym due to my huffing/puffing/pacing/etc. I just couldn't muster up the energy. I know I need to eat more calories, but I just can't seem to cook enough food at this point. My husband is trying to GAIN weight, so I'm stuffing him full of food right now. Our grocery budget cannot handle his food intake plus mine, especially needing to almost double it at this point between the both of us. Here has been my food intake so far: January 1, 2015 B: 1 egg, 3 tbs egg whites, 1 c. spinach, dash of salt & pepper, 1/2 large orange L: 3 c. spinach, 1/3 red bell pepper, 1 medium carrot, 1 medium celery stalk, 1 1/4 tbs olive oil, 1 1/4 tbs. balsamic vinegar Snack: 1 banana D: 1/2 lb cajun burger, 2 tomato slices, 1 tbs garlic aoli, 1 c. cauliflower "mashed potatoes" January 2, 2015 B: 2 eggs, 1 c. spinach, dash of hot sauce, 1/2 banana Snack: Banana L: 3 c. spinach, 1/3 red bell pepper, 1 medium carrot, 1 medium celery stalk, 1/2 lb chicken, 1/3 cup homemade raspberry vinaigrette, 1 large sweet potato What can I eat that is cost effective and will bump up my calories? I'm just wondering if this is right for me since I've never noticed any other issues in the past after cutting these things out (minus the meat factor - I didn't eat meat for a while, but I do now). Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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