What symptoms to look for when reintroducing?


sboavida

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Hi everyone! So, I have successfully concluded my whole30 two days ago (hurray!) and decided to do a 15 day reintroduction plan until the end of the year in this order: non-gluten grains, dairy, gluten grains, sugar, legumes and wine. So every 3 days I'll introduce something new, that's exciting (at least I thought so).

 

Yesterday I had some rice with my lunch and kept everything else W30 compliant. WOW! I was expecting no problems with white rice but it turns out that I feel bloated, I was passing A LOT of gas all night (sorry for the TMI) and I feel really discouraged of trying to reintroduce any other food groups, I just wanna crawl again under my W30 blanket.

 

My question is: what should I be looking for when reintroducing? Is bloating and gas a problem, or is it just my body readjusting?

 

I really don't know what to expect, in two days I'll be introducing dairy and I am soooo afraid! HELP!

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Sorry you're feeling discouraged.  Reactions are different for everyone.  Generally if you feel bloating and gas upon reintroduction, you're reacting negatively to the food you reintroduced . 

Other negative reactions can include things like headaches, diarrhea, craving off-plan foods, skin issues, joint issues, sadness, tiredness, and anger.

 

Unfortunately, we don't have a crystal ball, so we can't tell you what dairy or other reintroductions will look like for you individually. Like the rest of the Whole30, it's an experiment of n=1.

 

Depending on your reactions, after you're through with reintroductions, then you decide what's worth it to eat, and in what frequency, going forward.

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Thank you for your answer, that was helpful. I was finding it so hard to believe that I am having a negative reation to white rice, but I guess I am.

 

I look forward to feeling "myself" again, it just sucks that after 2 weeks feeling amazing I am now feeling like crap. Guess this is the reason why most people keep eating whole30-ish after a successful whole30.

 

I would move onto the "slow roll" approach, but knowing myself I would probably have more than one food group on the same day and all hell would break loose...

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After reading some more on the subject I found out a lot of people on this forum do have gas/constipation/bloating when introducing rice. Oh well!

For me it's NOT worth it, I am not a big fan of rice except for sushi and this was the main reason why I reintroduced it.

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