sierramariahtbone Posted March 28, 2019 Share Posted March 28, 2019 Good Morning, This is my first Whole30 and it's been pretty eye-opening. I was so excited when Day 14 came around because I felt like I had hit the tiger blood stage early, I literally had all this energy, my mood was fantastic, literally felt like Wonder Woman. And then Day 16 hit and it was like crashed into the ground at full speed. Headaches, lack of energy, depressed. It got increasingly better, but still not anywhere I was on Day 14. I'm now on Day 23 and still feel tired, bloated (which hasn't really gone away since the beginning), my mood is okay and I'm not sleeping well. These troubleshoot threads have been helping me, but I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. A bit of background info. in case this helps: I do suffer from clinical depression and anxiety disorder. I was recommended by a license professional to start Whole30 as a means to improve my mental health and also I've been at that point where I've tried everything. My relationship with food wasn't co-dependent, but I certainly didn't do myself any favors hanging onto Ben & Jerry lol. I do have a lot of stress going on in my life right now, which could be the reason for the changes. I'm working out 3-4 days a week and have a food journal. I think it may be that I'm eating nuts which could be why I'm bloated. I've also read about what Melissa says about why the Whole30 didn't work for you, blog posts, etc. I'm just overwhelmed with what I'm doing or not doing. My meals were bigger in the first two weeks, but have gotten smaller because I'm not as hungry and drinking lots and lots of water. Here is what I've eaten the past three days: Day 20: Breakfast - omelette filled with red bell peppers and spinach, topped with salsa, half a tiny avocado and green onions for garnish Snack: one orange Lunch: Four lettuce boats with one slice of bacon, quarter slice of turkey, two slices tomato and half a tiny avocado Dinner: Two chicken thighs with a cup of broccoli, one cup of spinach and half cup of sweet potato Day 21: Breakfast: Same omelette as day 20 Lunch: Five lettuce boats instead of four Dinner: 1 cup shrimp with zoodles and kale pesto and one orange Day 22: Breakfast: Two scrambled eggs, half tiny avocado, two slices of bacon and 1/4 sweet potato Snack: Half of an apple before acupuncture appointment Lunch: Two spicy italian sausage links, one cup of broccoli and a one cup of roasted potatoes and two tablespoons of salsa Dinner: Two cups orange chicken, one cup cauliflower rice/broccoli Thank you very much for your help in advance! I'm trying to remain positive and really proud of myself for going on this journey as I've never done a "program" ever. And I only have seven days left! But I hate that I'm starting to feel exactly like I did during the first week. Looking for positive reinforcement :] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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