Katiasasha Posted August 27, 2019 Share Posted August 27, 2019 Hello, I'm on Day 29 of my first Whole30. I was so excited and eager to experience the benefits I've heard of from so many others, but am feeling exceptionally disappointed and frustrated with my experience. My joint pain has gotten progressively worse and all of the joints in my hands are completely swollen and stiff at the moment. My energy level is even lower than when I started (a major area I wanted to improve). My mood is lower (also an area I wanted to improve). It has been incredibly expensive and time-consuming. I'm sure I've lost weight given that pants and shirts are looser and my face looks thinner, but I'm in more pain, and feeling low and with little energy, which has been consistent or worsening as I go. I've read through many posts and know a possible response may be to extend my Whole30, but I'm just not seeing the benefits of continuing (after I finish the program). Here is a day of meals that is pretty standard/representative of what I've eaten throughout (quantities, protein source or veggies vary): B: 1 cup of coffee with compliant almond milk; Egg bake with 2 eggs, compliant pork sausage, about 2 c. total of onions, cremini mushrooms, kale cooked in coconut oil. Handful of blackberries. L: 1 c. cauliflower rice cooked with olive oil, 2 c. raw spinach, 2 c. chicken curry (made with coconut oil, about 1.5 palm sizes of chicken thigh) (recipe from Well Fed), small pear D: Large baked chicken breast, 1.5 c. roasted broccoli in olive oil, 1 c. roasted butternut squash in olive oil. Glass of compliant kombucha. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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