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My head feels clear, and I think I'm still sleeping a little better, but I'm really tired. It might be because of:

1: I have taken the "2 fruits a day" rule more seriously for the last few days. Before that I snacked on fruits a lot.

2: I stopped snacking. I finally got the book from the library, and somehow missed the no snacking rule when I researched Whole30 online.

3: I'm not eating very much. I'm so tired of the same food groups that I'm just not bothering to eat much. I'll skip lunch or just eat a very small dinner. The same thing happened to me when I tried the Keto diet.

Another issue is that I feel a heartburn sensation in my stomach. This morning I ate 2 scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil, and a smoothie made from Whole30 approved almond milk, almond butter (made of almonds and palm oil), frozen broccoli, and a frozen banana. I wonder if I just digestion issues with either veggies or fat?

I also stopped exercising for the last couple days, so that could be part of it?

Lastly, I'm also starting to get lightheaded/faint when I stand up. I really think I'm not eating enough food.

Thanks for any feedback.

 

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You're not eating enough food. Your body needs fuel to function. Just like you can't run a car with an empty gas tank, you can't move your body when it hasn't had enough food.

Try some new recipes. Try a new vegetable. Cook a vegetable you've had before in a new way. There are so many compliant foods out there, you are bound to find something you like. Make some sauces or dips to change the way meals taste. 

As far as the heartburn, you had almond milk and almond butter, and sometimes nut products can be hard on the digestion. 

Try looking at some whole30 recipes, see if you get excited about trying any of them. Here's a few to get you started: 

http://meljoulwan.com/2010/08/08/paleo-egg-foo-yung/

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/05/08/paleo-pad-thai/

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/25/sbj-burger/

http://meljoulwan.com/2009/07/17/eat-your-vegetables-eggplant/

http://meljoulwan.com/2012/03/14/coconut-almond-green-beans/

http://meljoulwan.com/2012/04/18/casa-muy-grande-plantains/

https://therealfoodrds.com/creamy-broccoli-slaw/

https://therealfoodrds.com/roasted-brussels-sprouts-bacon-aioli/

https://nomnompaleo.com/post/9622823879/tomato-and-basil-salad

These sites have other Whole30 recipes as well, so if none of these seem appealing, look at others. 

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8 minutes ago, ShannonM816 said:

You're not eating enough food. Your body needs fuel to function. Just like you can't run a car with an empty gas tank, you can't move your body when it hasn't had enough food.

Try some new recipes. Try a new vegetable. Cook a vegetable you've had before in a new way. There are so many compliant foods out there, you are bound to find something you like. Make some sauces or dips to change the way meals taste. 

As far as the heartburn, you had almond milk and almond butter, and sometimes nut products can be hard on the digestion. 

Try looking at some whole30 recipes, see if you get excited about trying any of them. Here's a few to get you started: 

http://meljoulwan.com/2010/08/08/paleo-egg-foo-yung/

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/05/08/paleo-pad-thai/

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/

http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/25/sbj-burger/

http://meljoulwan.com/2009/07/17/eat-your-vegetables-eggplant/

http://meljoulwan.com/2012/03/14/coconut-almond-green-beans/

http://meljoulwan.com/2012/04/18/casa-muy-grande-plantains/

https://therealfoodrds.com/creamy-broccoli-slaw/

https://therealfoodrds.com/roasted-brussels-sprouts-bacon-aioli/

https://nomnompaleo.com/post/9622823879/tomato-and-basil-salad

These sites have other Whole30 recipes as well, so if none of these seem appealing, look at others. 

Thanks so much!! I'll look into these and try something new. :)

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I signed on to the forum for exactly the same reason.  I have been so tired the past couple days.

For breakfast I eat a couple eggs, 1/2 cup of veggies and 1/2 cup or so of white potato "hashbrowns"

For a snack I'll have a serving of fruit (grapes, melon, banana)

For lunch today I had a package of tuna packed in olive oil only, chopped salad mix and "dump ranch" and some cucumbers and carrots

for snack about an ounce or so of mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)

For dinner a good size piece of salmon and veggies  or some other protein and veggies

I drink lots of water and green tea, a cup of coffee for breakfast.

Also, I got a great night sleep a couple nights ago but the past couple nights have been terrible.  Help?

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7 hours ago, emptynester said:

I signed on to the forum for exactly the same reason.  I have been so tired the past couple days.

For breakfast I eat a couple eggs, 1/2 cup of veggies and 1/2 cup or so of white potato "hashbrowns"

For a snack I'll have a serving of fruit (grapes, melon, banana)

For lunch today I had a package of tuna packed in olive oil only, chopped salad mix and "dump ranch" and some cucumbers and carrots

for snack about an ounce or so of mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)

For dinner a good size piece of salmon and veggies  or some other protein and veggies

I drink lots of water and green tea, a cup of coffee for breakfast.

Also, I got a great night sleep a couple nights ago but the past couple nights have been terrible.  Help?

Rather than snacking, try to make meals that keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours at a time.

For breakfast, a serving of eggs when they're your only protein in a meal is as many whole eggs as you can hold in one hand, so probably 3-4. Aim for 2-3 cups of vegetables at every meal, so add another cup at least. And add a serving or two of fat, in addition to the oil you cook in.

For lunch, was that one of the three ounce pouches of tuna, or a 5-6 ounce can? Because a serving is probably closer to a can for most people. 

For dinner, again be sure you're eating enough vegetables, and maybe add some fat to that meal.

If you do need to eat between meals, try to have a mini-meal with protein, fat and vegetables, or at least two of the three. Fruit on it's own can leave you more hungry, more tired, and with increased cravings. 

As far as sleeping, there are some tips here that may help:  http://whole9life.com/2015/04/mental-health-sleep-1/. Also, some people find they become more sensitive to caffeine, so you may try switching out your green tea for a decaf herbal, or at least make sure you don't drink it very late in the day.

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