Koerner Posted January 18, 2013 Share Posted January 18, 2013 Background information: I'm 20. I don't know if this is a real factor, but I'm counting it. I'm on day 13 of Whole30. My meals are pretty well-balanced for the entirety of my endeavors, and I've been particularly sensitive to my iron intake (anemia is a common affliction for the women in my family), so I'm very particular about protein and nice, green, leafy vegetables. I'm also pretty good about my hydration. I'm on day 1 of period (and 20 days late, though that's not surprising for me. I have incredibly irregular cycles). My first day is typically the worst (Usually just cramps, but they can cripple me and force me to wait them out in bed for a few hours. Also, generally sluggish and achy.). Feeling faint on the first day is rare, but not terribly unheard of. Today, I ate breakfast (9amish) (beef heart, bok choy, red and green peppers, jalapeno, all sauteed in coconut oil and a (tbsp) spoonful of nut butter in lieu of chocolate). One of the potential problems is that I did not eat lunch (I promise it slipped my mind, and I didn't feel hungry, which is a bit unusual as I'm usually appropriately hungry for lunch when it rolls around). Around 2:30, my beau and I went grocery shopping and after completing most of it, I started to feel really sick: cramps, feeling indigestion, light-headedness, dizziness, the white in lights seemed really bright and started fading into other colors. These are my signs for "You're gonna faint, better sit down real quick or it's gonna be a bad time". I explained to my boyfriend that I wasn't feeling well, quickly bought a bottle of water and sat outside and drank that while waiting. He bought Midol, got all my groceries and met me and made me eat some strawberries and take the medication (what a keeper!). All of that helped and I felt a lot better within thirty minutes and we were able to safely travel back home. Needless to say, forgetting about lunch was really stupid (I ate more strawberries, a hard boiled egg, and a small glass of coconut milk to tide me over until dinner when I got home. Not the best most well-rounded meal, but I'm okay with that.) and I understand that, so please don't berate me about it! Also, if Midol isn't compliant, frankly, I don't care. I will fully admit that my Whole30 may not be exactly to the letter, but, as this is my first one, I'm taking it as a learning experience. What I do care about is it if other women have had vaguely terrifying experiences while on their periods and doing Whole30, any advice about nutrition intake for the next couple days for me, and if stopping might be a good idea (I'm inclined to say no, because I don't think that'll help, but I'm open to differing opinions). I just want to reiterate that I am feeling a lot better, so hopefully this is just a passing phase for this round of the cycle! Link to comment
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