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Hi everyone,


I am looking for a little support: this is my first whole30, and today is day 10. I know the book points out that day 10 and 11 are usually the hardest, but they are SO HARD. 


I woke up this morning literally feeling like I had ingested an entire 5th of tequila the night before. I ate a good breakfast of eggs, heirloom potatoes and zucchini cooked in ghee. It took hours for the hangover feeling to subside, and I was miserable at school. Ate a good lunch of green salad with pan seared salmon and slivered almonds.


Tonight steak and green beans, but the thought of this food is literally revolting right now! Its all I can do to take a bite, and all I want is a cocktail.



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Breakfast is always 2-3 eggs every morning with at least a half a cup of veggies and usually a quarter cup of potatoes. On mornings when I don't have early class (I am a nursing student) I will usually add 2 slices of clean turkey bacon.


Lunch is usually a dinner-plate sized salad with various veggies and a fist size protein (fish, chicken, beef).


Snacks if I need them are citrus or berries.


Dinner is a half dinner plate of fresh veggies/salad, a fist size protein (fish/chicken/beef), and some miscellaneous cooked side (potatoes, carrots, zucchini, etc).  Salads have olive oil, anything pan seared has ghee. 


Water is hit or miss. I forget to drink during my 10 hour shifts at the hospital. Usually anywhere from 24-48 oz a day.


Until today I have felt pretty good, but today has been incredibly hard. 


Thank you for your reply!

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Ok, you need to eat and drink more.

The recommended amount of veggies per meal is 1-3 cups.

Protein recommendation isn't a fist-size: it's 1-2 palms, where a palm is the length, width and thickness of the palm of your hand. When eggs are your sole protein, the recommended serving is the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand. For most folks, that's 3-4 eggs.

For sauteeing and searing, much of the cooking fat stays behind in the pan. As such, you may need to add more fat after cooking to compensate.

The water recommendation is 1/2 oz per pound of body weight, daily. Unless you weigh 48 - 96 pounds, you're not drinking enough.

If you are genuinely hungry between meals (litmus test: you could eat something bland like steamed fish and broccoli), the recommended snack is a mini meal of protein, carb and fat, or at least two of those components. Avoid eating fruit by itself.

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