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amybankler

Day 19; No Energy - Where's the Tiger Blood?!

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I'm on Day 19, I have been 100% compliant and I am frustrated because I have low low energy levels. I am sleeping 8 hours a night, but I can barely drag myself out of bed in the morning. After 1 cup of coffee, I'm okay, but by 3:00pm I am ready for a nap. All I can think of is that I'm not consuming enough food...here is an average day;

M1; 1 cup of coffee with nutpods. 8oz mason jar filled with sweet potato, ground turkey & leeks, 1.5 egg, and mushrooms + 1 cup of fresh berries
M2; salad - 5 cups of kale, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 1/2 cup banana peppers, 1/4 cup olives, 1/2 cup grilled chicken and compliant dressing.
M3; palm sized grilled fresh wild salmon, broccoli/apple/walnut salad with pesto, roasted brussel sprouts

I drink 80 - 100oz of water daily, I usually ride my Peloton bike 4-5 days a week; 30mins of riding and 10mins of weight training. My athletic performance has been dismal along with my energy levels. I've tried adding a compliant RX bar to M2, but it didn't seem to help at all with energy levels. 

Please help!! 
 

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I'm sorry, but I have no good advice for you but I just wanted to say that I am in EXACTLY the same boat. This is the fifth or sixth time I have done Whole 30 - always with good results and I always finished it and stayed on it the whole time. And I remember feeling better by this time all the other rounds. I can barely ride my bike up the hill to work (it's a 5 minute ride that I do every day for years) and I hit the wall after running - for THREE minutes. I'm on Day 17, but I feel your pain. All my vegetables are from my garden. All my meat is from the local awesome butcher. I'm eating (good) fats. Agh! Excuse me, it's time for my mid-morning nap.

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hahaha, not glad to hear someone else is having this issue, but glad to know I'm not alone!! I've always loved a good nap on the weekends, but now I can barely drag myself through the day without one and forget about workdays! 

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Looks like you're eating quite a bit, but you may need to add more fat to your meals (ranch, mayo, ghee, etc.) You can make a crap ton of sauces from the Whole30 mayo recipe. I'm a runner and that's the only thing that seems to be helping energize me. However, exercising still winds me on W30. My body really wants rice/oats!

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