jaqp Posted April 14, 2015 Share Posted April 14, 2015 Hi all, just looking for some feedback here. I am on day 20, and started whole30 for health purposes. I have had ongoing issues with a lot of things, but one of the big ones was constant exhaustion. And so far I'm not seeing any improvement on that front. I've started going to bed earlier and get a solid 8-9 hours of sleep every night, so I'm thinking it might be the food? I don't eat red meat, and am starting to wonder if I need to find a way to add it into my diet (it's a taste issue, I need to figure out how to make it taste good for myself). I've been steadily increasing carb dense foods like potatoes, but don't see a difference. I've also eliminated coconut milk because I had an allergic reaction to it. Here's a couple of days worth of menu for me: 1st meal- compliant sausage (2 hot dog size), potato (small), a whole avocado, and 1 cup of spinach 2nd meal- chicken, hard boiled egg, whole avocado, carrots, and half a pear 3rd meal- chicken in tomato sauce and spices, spinach, sweet potato, and watermelon slice. 1st meal- 2 eggs (I'm working up to 3), spinach, potato, salsa 2nd meal- leftover chicken from dinner, carrots, and pear (I know there's no fat, just didn't plan ahead for this one) 3rd- chicken stir fry with peppers and onions, spinach, asparagus, sweet potato, banana. 1st- 2 sausage, potato, avocado 2nd- leftover chicken stir fry, spinach, pear, hard boiled egg 3rd- fish, salsa, avocado, spinach, watermelon I know that some of you will possibly point out that my meals seem small, but I honestly can't handle more food that this at once (they're actually bigger than when I began, if I tried the big meals, I threw up afterward). I also cook EVERYTHING in olive oil, more of it than I think I should but it's the one way I can think of to ensure I'm getting fats in my meals. Other than those, could the missing red meat be affecting my energy levels? Or is there some other tweak I need to make? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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