Helene2310 Posted January 24, 2013 Share Posted January 24, 2013 Hello, so I know that the Whole30 is NOT a weight loss plan. I do need to loose some lbs but I am doing the whole30 for health reasons. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong because I am gaining weight. I am on Day 22 and have seen a definite increase in energy and my cravings however I have been gaining weight?? I am doing the autoimmune protocol, including cutting out fruit to try to help with cut irritation/leaky gut issues. I have been dipping into whole30/AIP since October but committed after the holidays. I am currently dealing with Chronic Fatigue/Epstein Barr virus. In order to not feel deprived my staples have been sweet potatos, good amounts of protein and fats. I am wondering if: 1. I may be eating too many sweet potatos/starchy carbs 2. Too much fat (I have always been adding fat and starchy carbs due to the fatigue of the virus, I want to make sure my body has enough fuel but maybe it's too much?) 3. If I am not eating enough vegetables A broad layout of my meals: - SautÃ©ed spinach, onions, mushrooms, 1/2 sweet potato, 1/2 avacado, 5-6oz protein (that was cooked in 1-2tbsp coconut oil) - 4-6oz of meat cooked in 1-2tbsp oil, sweet potato chips, kale chips, broccoli, 2tbsp ground olives - 1/2 sweet potato, 1 tbsp coconut butter, 4-6oz fish, aspargus, 1/2-1 handful or olives That is a very basic layout if most of my meals, subbing in olive oil, coconut milk, different veggies, squashes, etc. am I eating too much? I don't measure things, I just kind of go off of the above layout to ensure I don't get hungry or tired. Currently with my health and job I am not working out that much. I do walk a lot at work, probably 25-50% of the time and try to do yoga 2-5 times a week. If you have any suggestions please let me know. I enjoy eating this way and looking forward to more positive results, I am just kind of discouraged that my diet is so strict (for Heath reasons) and I'm gaining weight. I have not weighed, I can just feel it on my body and in my clothes :/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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