Callan Posted January 15, 2013 Share Posted January 15, 2013 Hi everyone, If you've been following my log, you're probably aware of my situation (which isn't that bad), and many of you have offered awesome suggestions as to what could be causing my problems. Basically, after most (but not all) of my meals, I've been experiencing weird abdominal pains, basically right where my stomach is, that subside after 30 minutes to an hour. It doesn't matter what I've eaten: sweet potatoes, caffeine, lettuce, steak, eggs, tomatoes, beets, carrots, coconut oil, olive oil, palm shortening, broccoli... I can't find any common nutritional link between these episodes. Somebody mentioned it might be stress, and yes, it does happen most commonly when I need to eat quickly to get things done, eat while "on-the-go," or eat while thinking about other things. But just now I had a yummy breakfast of tuna salad (homemade mayo, wild skipjack), raw cucumbers, and some sprouted sunflower seeds, and I can feel a bit of the ache coming on. This might be psychosomatic. That said, there are two things I'm wondering about: 1) I'm not eating THAT differently now during the Whole30 than I was prior. I did not experience these stomach aches back then, or at the very least, I wasn't aware of them; 2) Is it possible that the body's physiological response to stress can change while modifying one's diet? When I got stressed out before, it would feel like my brain was going haywire. Now, those bouts of anxiety no longer occur. Could this be how my body is now choosing to respond? Thanks for any insight! I can copy and paste some of my meals here, but they're all available in my log. http://forum.whole9l...13/page__st__40 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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