Jump to content

Day 15 fatigue,brain fog,muscle soreness

Recommended Posts


I was eating what I considered a fairly healthy diet before whole 30. Bread + Pasta were defineitly my weakness though and a bit of a sweet tooth.


I am 27y / 103lb / active (workout atleast 2x a week) and walk about 15k steps per day.

On the whole 30 program i find my self feeling extremely fatigued (though I feel I’m eating more than before) with muscle pain and a total lack of interest in working out, i just want to go home and lay down after work. 


A typical food day:

breakfast: 1/2 sweet potato, two eggs cooked in coconut oil or ghee, spinach sautéed, 1 avocado.  Black coffee 

(my breakfasts all contain a mix of these ingredients served different ways) with the occasional addition of a banana who almond butter or cooked apples)


Lunch: soup (2cups) containing (carrot, sweet potato, russet potato, celery, sausage, collard greens + spinach) plus one piece of fruit (peach, banana, cherries with almond butter) seltzer / regular water 


dinner: collard wraps (2) with spicy ground turkey, peppers, carrots, cucumber, purple+green cabbage. Seltzer / regular water 


zoodles with ground turkey + compliant marinara and a vegetable (cauliflower) 

But generally some form of veggie+ meat mix. 


Im just unsure why I’m feeling so sluggish and unmotivated! uploaded a bunch of my meals for size reference 


























Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Your meals look very tasty. I would say that when eggs are your only protein,  you should be having as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, which for most people is 3-4. I also notice you don't list fat in all the meals -- you should be adding 1-2 servings of fat from those listed in the meal template, usually in addition to what you cook in as that often stays in the pan and doesn't get eaten.

Also be sure you're drinking plenty of water and that you're salting your food.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Olives, coconut in any form, occasionally nuts and seeds, avocado, mayo, or any dressings, dips, or sauces that are mostly oil or nuts, for example pesto like these:   http://meljoulwan.com/2009/08/05/presto-pesto/ or chimichurri: http://meljoulwan.com/2014/07/02/chimichurri-aka-magic-sauce/ or sunshine sauce:  http://meljoulwan.com/2009/07/21/sunshine-sauce/


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...