FusaroFTW Posted September 16, 2012 Share Posted September 16, 2012 I am on day 13 and ready to quit. I started Whole30 to transform the relationship I have with food, and to NOT be dependent on sugar. Prior to Whole30, I ate strict Paleo M-F, and the weekends were binges on everything non-paleo. I am 5'5, ~119lbs and I would say good health. I workout with my Crossfit gym 3x per week. The past couple of days I have felt awful (tired, extremely grumpy, cravings that are actually painful, antsy and uncomfortable). I just want fruit (honestly, I would love a cookie or top ramen - but fruit would do it). However, as guidance by this forum/Tom, since I have sugar craving issues, I have eliminated fruit all together as of the last few days - and it has been awful. Since I did not have extreme health issues prior to Whole30, I am finding myself starting rationalize and find reasons to quit. Or, to add fruit back into my diet. First week or so, when I was doing Whole30 with 2-3 fruit servings per day (sometimes 1), I was confident, energized and felt fine. I don't believe I had any side effects from the fruit... Expect maybe feeding the sugar dragon? So, should I start adding fruit back in? Is this just me giving into the sugar dragon? What if I always eat it WITH meals versus a snack alone? Thoughts? I cant believe how hard this has become. I think it is the hardest right now because it is the weekend, and raining. Usually we are very active but the rain has slowed us down. Rain typically has a huge negative impact on my mood as well. I thought maybe my carbs were too low, but I keep large batch of roasted carrots (paleo carrot fries) and sweet potatoes in my fridge - and eat with every meal. I also eat tons of veggies (zucchini, broccoli, spinach, spaghetti squash, etc). I also eat a lot of protein and healthy fats. I sleep at least 7-9 hours a night, and before Whole30 I was a committed calorie counter (and although I gave that up for WHole30, I know based on my past experience that my calories are more than I ate prior to this). I am on the verge of giving up. My husband is now on Whole30 Day 1 (for his third time) and is extremely unhappy because of the withdrawls. So needless to say, we are both struggling. Help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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