Brujinus Posted September 19, 2012 Share Posted September 19, 2012 Hi everyone! Just wanted to get some support, honestly, because I'm feeling pretty discouraged today. I started my whole30 in order to get more energy, detox from sweeteners, recover my good paleo eating habits (too many dairies & protein powders lately) and get clear of my acne. I started combining it with intermittent fasting (16/8) because for me it was a better way to manage my blood sugar during morning. No matter what my breakfast is, I crash about 5 hours later. But I wasn't getting good sleep and was feeling very tired in the mornings, so two days ago I decided to give breakfast a try to see if that could improve my hormones along the day and help me to sleep. My working schedule goes from 8'30 to 3 pm, so I have my breakfast at 7 and I don't get to eat a proper meal until I get home at 4 pm, what give us NINE HOURS without food... So I guess i should snack around 12 pm. I also stopped caffeine yesterday, also to help me healing my hormones and manage my arousal in a more natural way. I was using it basically to go through IF. My acne is not getting much better. Rest of my skin looks definitely better but I still get pimples. For me, acne is a BIG DEAL and a main reason to do W30. I also feel that my blood sugar is not still well managed. I'm trying to include some carbs on every meal because I feel awful when lowcarbing. I'm going to post my foods & sugar swings for today, to see if someone could help: - 8 am (I got to have breakfast later today): turkey & some yuca (starch). Fermented cabbage and a glass of broth (I have found broth is a great substitute for coffee as it is hot and nice). - 12.30: feel dizzy and week. Have a banana since I don't have a chance of getting some quick protein. - 14'30: Some spanish gazpacho (tomato cold soup), salmon and pumpkin. One kiwi & one peach. - 19'30: dizzy again. All day long feeling incredibly sleepy. I guess the sleepiness is related to the caffein withdrawal, but I still want to manage my blood sugar and get clear!! Should I... ... limit my fruit intake? ... avoid snacking on only fruits (i know I should do this, ISWF states it clearly). ... just wait until my coffee hangover goes away? ... be patient? ... tweak something else in my diet (eliminating nighshades? FODMAPS??)? I would really appreciate some insights and encouragement... I'm finding pretty hard to stick with the program because I don't do very good with food restriction, and I'm not finding the motivation to do it if I see that my skin gets worse... I've been struggling with acne for years and I'm so sick of it, reaally Thank you SOOO much. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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