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My reintroduction symptoms

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Quick back story....my main pre Whole30 issue was fatigue and exhaustion. I have lots of weight to lose, but my main concern was the exhaustion. I got "tiger blood" on day 20, and for the next 10 days, while those high energy levels didn't stick around, I still felt so much better! I have no cravings and no problem with Whole30. It has been life changing. 

My symptoms during reintroduction....

Day 1 I tried legumes first. Meal one: organic peanut butter, no sugar, compliant, on apples, plus eggs and veggies. No immediate symptom, but noticed it did not taste that great. Meal two: organic dried black beans that I cooked myself, ate 1/2 cup, alongside a regular Whole30 meal. Began feeling fatigue and exhaustion again. Felt so bad by dinner time, I decided to stop eating legumes that day. Felt tired and exhausted, for two more days. Didn't sleep well. 

Day 4 Meal 1: I ate 3/4 cup of GF organic rolled oats, cooked by me, with a banana smashed for sweetness, and some cinnamon plus I ate 2 eggs. Meal 2: I had organic White Corn tortilla chips, I had one serving, with some homemade guacamole. The fatigue and exhaustion returned. I chose to not eat any other grains that day. My sleep was horrible for three to four days. 

The exhuastion came first, and then, I didn't sleep well for days. I stopped the reintroduction.

Today is reintroduction day 9. I slept well the past two nights and feel good. I am considering reintroducing dairy tomorrow. I needed a break to get my energy back and feel good again. 

My Questions:

Can exhaustion/sleep issues be symptoms of sensitivities to these foods? 

Should I assume that I can't have legumes and non gluten grains, except for when I feel it will be worth it? 

Should I continue reintroducing these other foods, dairy and gluten grains? 

Am I weird to have just these reactions to foods and nothing else? 




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First, you are not weird. We are all unique individuals, what is normal for you is normal.  More or less.

You obviously experienced exhaustion after eating these foods. That means that this is a reaction you have. The foods you introduced are some of those that are suspects in chronic fatigue syndrome; fructose, gluten, dairy, corn

I would think that if you noticed a decrease in symptoms on Whole30 and an increase during reintroduction, that you may wish to go back on Whole30 and try the reintroduction again, just to be sure. It's possible that you may not be able to eat these foods as part of your regular intake. "Worth it" will be decided by you and may change as time moves along.

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