AmyS Posted November 28, 2012 Share Posted November 28, 2012 Gas. Yeah. So. I'm on day something of my second Whole30 (I have no idea how people keep track of anything but their start and end dates, so I don't know what day I'm on but I'm somewhere in the first week). My first Whole30 was from September 23-October 23. I went from eating unhealthy foods to doing a Whole30. So the changes I experienced were quite dramatic and very very positive. I lost 6 lbs and 40 blood pressure points. Yeah! Big big stuff for me. I also realized that this is probably going to be my default setting, as it were, for eating from now on. From October 24 to the day after Thanksgiving, I wasn't Whole30, though I did apply some of the principles of Whole30. I was spending a lot of time with family, traveling, staying in other homes, so I didn't concern myself with a particular strategy for reintroduction. I mostly took from the Whole30 the lessons I had learned about how to recognize the difference between hunger and a sugar crash. The upshot of it was that during that month I didn't overeat and contined to feel the benefits of the Whole30. That is, until the last few days before I re-started. I had a great deal of sugar and dairy and planned to enjoy it, knowing I was going back on the Whole30. But it wasn't so enjoyable this time, since I was eating better overall, and once I started back I could really feel the effects of the unhealthy food leaving my body. The first time around it had been sheer relief, but this time I just felt impatient to get it all out of my system so I could feel good again, ya know? Now, several days into my second Whole30, I'm feeling similarly good effects overall, but noticing that I'm rather gassier than I remember from the first time around. It's possible that this is a new awareness, because the gastric relief from the switch to Whole30 the first time around was SOOOOO dramatic that it's possible I had this level of gas but it was just way less discomfort than I had been living with for - well, years! Anyway, I'd love to hear what you all think about this - is it an effect of heightened sensitivity to my body (which would be, overall, a very good thing) after years of unhealthy eating? Is it some kind of effect of my obsession with spinach? (I confess) Does it resolve over time as I continue to make this way of eating my mainstay? Would varying food combinations (like not spinach at all three meals...) make a difference? I'll totally live with it, given that I feel so much healthier and I can't imagine going back to how I was before. And I understand that after years of nutritional abuse of my body, a couple of Whole30s can't be expected to re-balance everything. But I'm open to any insights you have to help out the ole' tum. Thanks in advance! Link to comment
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