smiller87 Posted October 18, 2012 Share Posted October 18, 2012 I'm a little late to this logging thing, but better late than never right? I'm on day 10 and I feel great. I want to share a few concerns I have and hear some feedback - I'll get to those below. I'm 25, female, and a grad student. For exercise I do yoga, cycling, and some light weight training. I've always been able to get to the gym regularly, but I never saw the results I wanted because I wouldn't control my diet, which was carb and sugar heavy. Days 1-6 I felt great. No weird symptoms at all. For breakfast, I'd make eggs and bacon (or smoked salmon) with either avocado or banana. My usual lunch is a spinach salad with lots of veggies, tuna or grilled chicken, with balsamic and olive oil. At some point in the day I'd snack on a piece of fruit like a banana or an apple. For dinner, I'd have some type of protein (chicken, lamb, pork or beef) pan-cooked, with a side of two veggies (usually kale/spinach/broccoli + sweet potato/zucchini/acorn squash). On day 7, I started feeling nauseous half-way through breakfast. I finished it, went to class, but then had to leave and get some fresh air because my stomach felt so upset. The feeling eventually sub-sided. On day 8, I had no problem eating breakfast at around 8:30. I had a really busy day at work, so I couldn't stop for lunch at the regular time. One minute I was running around, working, no problem, then at around 1:45 I was hit with a strong feeling of light-headedness and nausea. A co-worker gave me an apple and I immediately felt better. I guess it's pretty obvious that I had low blood sugar, but it was scary nonetheless. Before starting this, I wouldn't make a regular habit of missing a meal, but I also wouldn't nearly pass out after missing one by an hour. Day 9 - no symptoms. Felt great. Breakfast - One egg, three pieces of bacon Morning Snack - banana + Coconut Water Lunch - spinach salad with lots of veggies and tuna with balsamic vinegar and olive oil Afternoon snack - very small portion of grilled chicken with tomatoes (This type of snack is not my usual style, but I was at school, starving, and I didn't have a lot of options) Dinner - Chicken stir fry: grilled chicken, onions, garlic, sesame seeds, coconut aminos, kale, salt and pepper Drinks: Coffee with coconut milk in the morning and plenty of water throughout the day Besides the two symptoms listed above I feel great. My energy level is high, my focus has improved, and I'm sleeping better. I need to find some other breakfast options, though, because it's becoming hard for me to even look at eggs... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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