Tasha30 Posted October 4, 2019 Share Posted October 4, 2019 Hey guys, so tomorrow is day 30 for me and I have to say I'm discouraged because I haven't really noticed any changes. I was seeing some changes in the first two weeks of my whole30 such as no new acne, more regular digestion with softer stools, and not napping everyday (though not exactly tigers blood), but in the last two weeks it seems like I've gone right back to how I was before I started the program. I'm breaking out again (probably from my menstrual cycle that just started), my digestion is back to being slow and hard, and I'm napping everyday again. I did accidentally have sugar on day 10 due to not looking at the ingredients of the smoked salmon I ate, but I've been 100% compliant (to the best of my knowledge) for the last 20 days. This last week especially has had me feeling like my old pre-whole30 self, so I'm not sure extending it another 10 days (to make up for the salmon) would really provide any meaningful benefit. I don't have portion sizes or anything like that but here is a snapshot of what I've been eating: M1 - compliant sausage (about a palm sized), two eggs with vanilla bean ghee drizzled over top, and some carrots with roasted red pepper sauce. M2 - left over cinnamon basil chicken from last night and a salad consisting of: baby spinach, celery, carrot, tomato, onion, and guacamole on top M3 - Brown mustard and balsamic vinegar marinaded chicken with a side of green onion and mushroom cauliflower rice. M1- Sausage hash (apple, turkey sausage, kale, butternut squash, onion), one large egg, and a medium avocado M2 - Protein salad (shredded chicken, apple, onion, bell pepper, carrot) with mayo as the creamy base over romaine lettuce M3 - Hamburger (palm size beef burger with portabella bun, compliant dill pickle, onion, tomato, guacamole, and lettuce) with sweet potato dries and chipotle mayo for dipping M1- Compliant sausage patty, two large eggs, pico de gallo, and one medium avocado M2 - Chicken fajita (shredded chicken, peppers, onion, mushroom all with compliant taco seasoning) over butterleaf lettuce, avocado, and pico de gallo M3 - Hamburger again with an asian salad with red pepper mayo as the dressing. I've tried to follow the meal template as much as possible but every once in a while there would be a fat or vegetable missing in one meal of the day. Generally, the vegetable would be missing more-so than the fat. If I don't extend, then I'm going to finish off my whole30 tomorrow and probably do the slow re-introduction. I think I might try again in January after all the holiday festivities, so any ideas why this may have been a bust for me would be appreciated. Maybe there's something I can do differently in January? At this point I'm hoping that my before and after photos will at the very least show some body composition change if nothing else. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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