Guest Abby Posted December 6, 2012 Share Posted December 6, 2012 Hi! I am 7 weeks into my Whole 30 experience - and so far, so great! I lost 15 lbs. in six weeks, have great energy and magically become a morning person (something that's been a problem my whole life!), fewer muscle aches, better hair (?!) better moods and no longer cranky and miserably hungry between meals - hooray! Re-introduction is scary, because I don't want to lose any of these benefits! So I started a week ago with a big dairy day: light cream in my coffee and eggs, cheese and yogurt for lunch, ice cream after dinner. The cream at breakfast and in the ice cream made me gassy, bloated and miserable (and headachey, I think!) and it took a few days to get everything right again. I've always eaten a ton of dairy and loved it, and never thought I had a problem...but after reading Melissa's post here about how our body changes during the whole 30, I guess it could be that my body was just "coping" with it, just not that well. I'm going to re-test cheese, but otherwise big quantities of dairy are out - no matter how delicious that ice cream was, it wasn't worth the afteraffects. (And I've gotten to like coconut milk in my coffee. Frankly, that yogurt felt very strange too eat - almost tooo creamy!) So yesterday I started doing gluten re-introduction - nervously, because of how miserable I was with the dairy. I had half a toasted bagel with my fried eggs, a dinner roll dipped in olive oil at lunch, and home-made pasta with (cheeseless) pesto for dinner. Everything was completely and amazingly delicious. I loved the crunch of the toasted bagel with my eggs, the dinner roll was warm and crusty (heavenly), and the pasta was just a great texture. I missed it all! Strangest part is, I felt fine yesterday and I feel fine today! So my questions are.... 1) what are the signs that glutenous foods are not sitting well with one? How would I know if I'm having a bad reaction? What should I watch for? 2) OK, if gluten doesn't really cause me any serious obvious problems, what are the downsides of incorporating it back into my diet? I noticed at breakfast that having toast filled me up kind of pushed my "breakfast salad" off my plate, so maybe just eating less nutrient dense foods? I really don't want to lose my Whole 30 benefits or gain back the weight, but it would be super duper awesome to be able to have toast with my eggs or pasta a few times a month! Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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