akw104 Posted October 30, 2019 Share Posted October 30, 2019 Hello, I am on R1D23. I am thoroughly enjoying the food. I have no complaints about being bored or struggling to find meal ideas. Mentally, this has been actually going really well. I enjoy a good challenge and love when things make me think of food differently (I am a chef, I think about food ALL the time!). However, physically I am feeling a little discouraged. I don't have any chronic ailments. My doctor says that I am in perfect health and the reason for feeling so "blah" is simply being a mom (I have two young boys). I GET that. But, before doing this I started cutting out gluten and dairy and about 6 months ago really picked up my workout routines again (knowing it would improve my physical health and mental health). I go to bed early, meditate occasionally, etc. tried everything to fight the fatigue and general grumpiness that ensues because of that. Nothing seemed to help. And then I started the Whole 30! (Before doing Whole 30 I maintained a very healthy diet...so it's not like I was starting from a major sugar/carb addiction. I do love chocolate and wine though!) I can tell that I have lost weight. Photos show major differences...tying into working out more, the food choices are working in the right direction. But I still feel "blah". I have not experienced any real increase in energy. I long to wake up refreshed and ready to go and that increased focus I keep hearing about. I love eating this way, I have no intent on changing that. I am wondering if I am doing some things wrong due to my lifestyle or maybe there are other food triggers. For example, on a day that I had a 2-3 egg breakfast and then had the same for lunch I crashed HARD. I was so tired in the afternoon and napped. I assumed it was part of the process and just kept going (this was about day 15). Then I got to thinking, maybe it's the eggs. I eat eggs A LOT...before and during Whole 30. So I took them out for a few days, just did "hash" type breakfasts and while I still felt a little tired, I felt less bloated. This morning (Day 23) I had 2-3 baked eggs and tonight I am bloated and physically feeling gross again for the first time in awhile...could be a number of things, I could be getting into my own head - which is why I am here. Some meal samples - (with eggs) 2-3 egg frittata with potatoes (red or sweet), sausage, peppers, tomatoes, other veggies from the dinner before + 1/4 cup guacamole & homemade fermented hot sauce (without egg) 1/4# sausage, potatoes, onions, broccoli, kale - cashews or guacamole salmon, 1-2 cups asparagus, 1/2 cup baked carrots, green salad with peppers, tomatoes & olives & olive oil and vinegar dressing steak (fist and a half probably), potatoes, brussels sprouts, green salad with peppers & olives & olive oil and vinegar dressing pork chops (1 large), homemade (no sugar!) applesauce 1/4 c, brussels sprouts, green salad peppers & olives & olive oil and vinegar dressing Drinking lots of water - barely any snacking - coffee in the morning - kombucha occasionally 3-5x a week I run 2-3 miles or take a 30-45 min spin class I know I am eating a lot and seeing physical differences while doing so (which I find fascinating!). Maybe I am still not eating enough? Thank you for reading my long winded post...looking forward to the last week and any tips you might have to make it a good one! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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