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I just finished day 25 of my first Whole 30, and I was feeling great until about a week ago. My energy levels were up, I was enjoying my food, and I was feeling leaner. I was still struggling a little bit in some of my runs, but that could also be attributed to the heat. However, since about Saturday or Sunday, I have been feeling much more tired. Additionally, starting on Tuesday, I began to feel nauseous after eating. It has continued through the week. I have an appetite, but have nausea off and on throughout the day. I've been following the guidelines the whole time. I did have an omelette at a restaurant on Sunday which in hindsight I realized may not have been compliant (I don't know for sure). I thought maybe that was the source of my tiredness, but now I'm not so sure. Do you think there is an explanation related to the Whole 30 for why I have been feeling sick or do you think I may have caught some sort of stomach "bug"? It is frustrating because I'm in my last week of the Whole 30 and was feeling so good until this week. Any insights would be very helpful. 



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It could be a stomach bug, it could be something you ate, or it could be something else.... It's hard to tell without seeing a few days worth of food/liquid intake, along with activity levels. If you'd like to post the last few days of food up we can take a look & see if we can help.


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Ok, here are a few days this week: 


Tuesday: pre workout: banana and nuts-3 mile run 

1. 2 salmon cakes (from the Whole30 recipes), 1 chicken tender (baked, not breaded), lettuce, carrots, peppers, 1/2 avocado, small cup coffee 

2. 3 salmon cakes, carrots, peppers, broccoli, sunshine sauce, grapes, 1.5 clementines 

3. cauliflower mash, ground turkey, mushrooms, carrots, celery, grapes, blueberries 


Wednesday: pre workout: banana and nuts-3 mile run 

1. 2 eggs with lettuce carrots, peppers, squash, tomato, mushrooms, blueberries, nuts, sparkling water

2. cauliflower mash, green beans, chicken, apple 

3. chicken, baked sweet potato, roasted carrots and broccoli, 1/2 avocado 


Thursday: I didn't workout because I wasn't feeling well/was tired (this is very unusually for me) 

1. sweet potato, broccoli and carrots, sunshine sauce, banana and grapes (I didn't have protein at this meal because my stomach wasn't feeling up to tuna or eggs which was all I had on hand), small cup coffee 

2. romaine salad with carrots, celery, squash, peppers, tomatoes, chicken, and olive oil 

3. chicken, 1/2 baked sweet potato, broccoli, peppers, carrots, and mushrooms cooked in coconut oil, homemade mayo


These meals are pretty standard for what I typically eat. I usually workout 5-7 days a week, either running or some other cardio+circuit training. I drink water throughout the day (I carry a 16 oz bottle with me at all times). This week I took two days off from working out because I was tired/not feeling well which is highly unusual. I also had an omelet at a restaurant on Sunday which I don't normally have. 


I'm feeling better today which makes me think I may have just caught a bug of some sort, but any insight would be helpful. 



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Okay - not sure if you are woman or not - but if you are - are you close to your period? 


It is very typical for women to feel exhausted and even lethargic prior to our periods.


Some other notes -

You don't seam to be eating much red meat - is there a reason for that?  You could be low on iron - that in itself would cause tiredness


Banana and nuts for a pre workout meal - banana is not ideal fuel pre or post work out.  Pre workout should be protein and fat - so boiled eggs and olives (or nuts) and post should be lean protein and starchy veg.  So chicken breast and sweet potato are pretty standard recommendations here.


I don't see many fats listed.  Please also not that many cooking fats will stay in the pan unless you scrap them out onto your plate.

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