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Tired for most of the 14 days on W30!

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I'm finding I'm tired most days than not. I wanted to put it off on not getting enough sleep but that has been too consistent to be the case. I sleep 8 hours and I'm still exhausted. I'll wake up feeling fine, but crash by the afternoon. 


I'm not sure if I'm not eating enough? Or If its natural to be in a slump?


Breakfast: 2 egg muffins (eggs, red peppers, scallions, tuna, dill), maybe a piece of fruit

Lunch: lately its been tuna on spinach w 1 tomato, red pepper, 1 avocado w/EVOO & BV, sometimes fruit

Dinner: most consistently has been about 3 chicken legs, and spinach salad w/EVOO & BV, chipotle carnitas salad with double meat is also common on the days I'm out late and have to eat out because I'm famished. 

Snacks: I was depending a lot on cashews, but I've stopped eating them for 2 days now since I feel I was becoming too dependent on them to fill up. 


My log shows my food in more detail: http://forum.whole30.com/topic/35590-happy-steps-to-health-my-first-whole30/


I feel its partly I'm not eating enough? But when I cook I make things like spicy shrimp on mashed sweet potato with avocado, or chicken cacciatore. 


I just don't know how to trouble shoot this. I'm so over being tired constantly. I don't want to quit how I'm eating, I love it but this fatigue has got to stop.


Help please :)

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I think you're right that you're not eating enough. Try to make all your meals match the meal template


When eggs are your only protein, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand -- probably 3-4.


Have 1-3 cups of vegetables at every meal. When you just have raw leafy green stuff, aim for even more, or have denser vegetables along with or in the salad. Fruit is totally optional and should be limited to not more than two fist-sized servings a day -- don't let the fruit push the veggies off your plate.


Add fat to every meal in addition to what you cook in. Avocado, olives, coconut in any form, mayo, oil or mayo based dressings and sauces (here's some ideas). 


Most people find they feel best when they have a fist-sized serving of starchy vegetable each day, and it doesn't look like you are, so you might try adding that consistently too.

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Thank you so much Shannon. I've been "scared" to up my fat since I want to lose weight but perhaps that's the key. 


I love sweet potatoes, I'll try and incorporate them more into my meals. Perhaps at least 3x a week to start off. I've never been one for starchy vegetables, so I'll ease into it. 


Thanks a bunch  :wub:

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