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Need some support here.  I'm a 64 year old woman who decided to try the Whole 30.  I've been eating what I thought was a healthy diet but over the post menopause years of trying to control my weight, I realized I had gotten myself to the point that I couldn't lose any weight and if I ate even a reasonable amount of calories I gained! Before starting W30 I've been exhausted and feel bloated all the time.  The awful bloat is gone  but my digestion has been in a turmoil; one day a return of my old GERD symptoms, today diarrhea and really not feeling like eating at all. It's been a long time since I've eaten this much meat/fat. I'm hoping to feel better soon and regain enough energy to feel like exercising again( swimming, walking, Pilates).  Ideas?  Here are typical days:

M1: 2 eggs, cup spinach. One tomato, handful of cashews

M2: chicken breast and raw peppers, celery, cherry tomatoes dipped in W30 compliant ranch dressing or pesto. Small handful of hazelnuts.

m3: w30 compliant cottage pie (ground grass fed beef, mashed potatoes made with ghee, carrots) with salad on the side.

any input about how long it takes for digestion to adjust would be really appreciated!!

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Hi there...

Raw veg can be hard on the digestive system so I'd suggest cutting back on the raw veg & replacing with more cooked.

Nuts are also notorious for causing digestive distress - we'd recommend limiting them to one closed handful every other day, max. If you've been eating two handfuls every day then I imagine you'll see a big improvement when you remove them.

Worth noting is that when eggs are your only source of protein in a mea a serving would be the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand. Most females can manage 3-4, but a lot of people find better satiety when they mix their protein sources, so say x2 eggs plus some ground beef, or some fish.

How much water are you drinking?

Hope this helps

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