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Day 7 and feel stuffy and hungover every single morning

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I'm on day 7 of my 2nd Whole30. The first was about a year and a half ago. Every single morning I wake up stuffy, which is a problem I had previously attributed to dairy, and feel sick and almost hung over until I eat something. Which is hard to do when you want to puke.

The stuffiness could be from dust allergies or that I'm back to work with kids since school started. I don't know about the feeling sick. I'm pretty sure I'm eating enough, I follow the meal template and I try not to eat dinner too early or too late. I don't remember feeling sick every morning last time. And no, there is no way I'm pregnant.

I do have Adrenal Insufficiency and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Occasionally I have reactive hypoglycaemia but that's not what this feels like.

Anyways, here's an example of my meals and maybe hopefully someone has some advice for me because this sucks!

B - 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, ground turkey, butternut squash, carrot and mushroom hash with coffee and coconut milk and maybe a piece of fruit

L - chicken, greens, tomatoes, home made dressing (avocado oil, blended pepperoncini peppers) carrots and guacamole

S - if I have one, compliant beef jerky & roasted seaweed

D - sausage, peppers, roasted potatoes, sauerkraut & salad (fat is cooked with the veggies)

I drink a ton of water, and probably a couple more coffees throughout the day.

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For more info - yesterday I ate:

M1 -5:30 am - coffee with coconut milk, chili (veggies, beef, chicken, sweet potato & potato in it)

Snack - 10:50 am - 2 turkey breakfast sausages, carrots, celery, guacamole

M2 - 1:00 pm - Jamaican run down made with trout, roasted seaweed and a clementine

M3 - 6:00 pm - chili and guac and pineapple

I had about 100 oz of water, the only thing I've been keeping track of is my water intake.

And today I'm making:

M1 - 2 eggs, 2 turkey breakfast sausages, sweet potato hash with veggies in avocado oil and coffee

M2 - chili and guac with some kale added to it

M3 - probably a shrimp stir fry with zoodles

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Overall, your food looks ok, although it's hard for me to determine portions.  Aim for 1-2 palms of protein, 1-3 cups of veggies and the appropriate amount of compliant fat per meal.  Get in at least a fist-sized serving of carb-dense vegetables daily.

The seaweed wouldn't be very filling as a sole veg - I'd add another veg to that meal. 

I'm thinking your symptoms have nothing to do with what you are or are not eating.  Perhaps you have a cold or allergies as you pointed out, given the change of seasons? 

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Sorry you are feeling bad. Your fat might be just a tad bit low, though probably not the reason behind your woes. A lot of cooking oil stays in the pan unless you scrape it out on top of your food, so keep that in mind.


I often feel queasy if I am getting really hungry -- to echo GFChris it's hard to tell if you are eating enough at Meal 2 & Meal 3 (Your Meal 1 looks great). For me, who has always been a big portion eater, I often have to eat till pretty darn full to get enough in. Maybe try eating a little more at Meal 3 and see if that helps.


I'd also suspect that food might not be the culprit here. Think about anything else that has changed. New pillowcases/sheets? Laundry detergent? Any other factors?

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I try to follow the portion guidelines, I think I add a good amount of fat. This morning I added extra coconut oil to my breakfast and that seemed to help keep me full until lunch.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I don't think my lunch is big enough. I get really hot at work and so it's hard to eat a big meal/be hungry I find. But then I'm starving by the time I get home.

And I think you're right. Perhaps one of my medical conditions is acting up, I've also been ridiculously sweaty. Thanks for the advice.

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