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Feeling lightheaded

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Hey folks,

this is my second time starting the whole30 and I’m on day 3 now - but yesterday and today I’ve been feeling lightheaded on and off. Last time we completed the whole30 I didn’t have this problem. I assume it’s because of a dietary reason so I thought I would hop on here and ask the experts.

I should note I’m an anxious person who manifests in physical symptoms so I’m also not sure if I was feeling slightly lightheaded and now my anxiety is just taking over. 

Otherwise im a 32 yo male, 230 lbs,in good health other than I could drop some weight. 

Here’s my first three days of food: 

 

Day 1

Breakfast 

Smoked salmon - 4 slices

potato/sweet potato/zucchini egg latkas (x2)

 

lunch 

Fresh salad with chicken 

banana 

clementine 

 

dinner

French onion soup no bread or cheese 

pineapple slices 

apple with almond butter 

terra sweet potato chips (20 chips)

 

day 2

breakfast 

 latkas again (x2)

grapes

pineapple 

Avocado 

 

lunch

Beef and butternut squash tangine (3 cups)

Banana 

clementine

2 dates

 

dinner

Cod red curry with veggies and cauliflower rice (2.5 cups-ish)

dried apricots (x6)

Kosher pickle (x2)

small amount of beef and butternut tangine (1/2 cup)

 

Snack 

4 slices prociutto 

 

 

day 3 

breakfast 

Egg frittata with spinach, lamb sausage, mushroom and sweet potato (x2 slices of an 8 slice frittata)

Banana

plantain chips

 

lunch

Cod curry with cauliflower rice (2 cups worth)

apple 

Plantain chips

 

dinner

Not decided yet - probably a sheet pan dinner of chicken veggies and potatos 

 

 

Thanks for any help or advice!

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You're not eating enough and there isn't a lot of fat going on in there. 

Take another look at the meal template and make your plates that way. More veg, a lot less fruit, and make sure you're getting those good fats. 

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On 1/4/2019 at 10:33 AM, Scoots86 said:

I should note I’m an anxious person who manifests in physical symptoms so I’m also not sure if I was feeling slightly lightheaded and now my anxiety is just taking over. 

 

I am soooo with you on that one @Scoots86! I start getting light headed and super brain foggy if I don't eat enough and then my anxiety starts, which only perpetuates the never ending circle! I completely agree with @laura_juggles - more food and more fat! I did the same thing my first couple rounds of the W30. I couldn't believe how much I needed to eat. 

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