katyroq Posted February 10, 2013 Share Posted February 10, 2013 I'm going to start my reintroduction log. My whole30 was officially over on Tuesday Feb. 5th. I was not in a hurry to begin reintroduction, but Thursday 2/7, I decided to start with grains. 2/7 made some rice in the evening and ate it. 2/8 at lunch I ate rice, and dinner included corn tortillas and rice. Throughout the day I was very hungry. No stomach issues. I ate a small amount of chocolate (compliant except for sugar) as well. And drank a cup of decaf coffee each day (after not drinking it during the whole30--I know, not smart timing). I already know that sugar and caffeine affect my anxiety, but I am not sure how small of amounts. Those really need to be separate reintroductions. 2/9 - Saturday morning I woke up early (needed to sleep in but couldn't) and was extremely anxious. I felt tension in my shoulders and could not settle my worrying mind down. Later, I celebrated chinese new year with friends. Traditional chinese dumplings are one of my favorite foods I've ever had, and I only eat them about once a year. So I ate several dumplings and a few Sun Chips. I also ate a small piece of brownie (ugh, more sugar to complicate things!). After teh big party, finally got to sleep around 1:30am, but was awake again at 4:30 having had anxious dreams. I was just generally anxious for a while before I could fall back asleep. 2/10 Today I ate a compliant breakfast. My stomach felt very upset this morning after last night's meal, but now is nothing more than a bit gassy. Lunch I did not feel like eating much because of the stomach upset, so I ate some raw vegetables. I'm really anxious. And that is making the whole reintroduction so much harder! I'm anxious about how anxious it's making me, and how restrictive my diet may have to be for the long term. I would not say that the level of my anxiety is high. It's low grade, but it is disproportional to the events going on. I needed to take a nap this afternoon to make up for all the lost sleep, but I'm too anxious. So, in the last hour or so I have gotten rather hungry (since I didn't eat much lunch), and ate a banana, almonds, and then ... SUGAR! (dark chocolate, marshmallow...). Now my stomach is very rumbly... So yeah... At this point I can't say it's grains causing the anxiety, but I'm pretty sure it's food related somehow. Seems like I still have a sugar dragon to slay. So really I need to eat clean again and see if things get better. If they do, then I need to do things more systematically. Because once I unleash the anxiety, it's hard to make good decisions. Unfortunately, I have NO food for the week (except leftover Chinese dumplings....), and the grocery store closes in 2 hours, and I am anxious as all get out so it's ridiculously overwhelming for me to think of trying to find recipes and shopping and cooking this evening. I will "buck up" and do what I need to. Because this anxiety is awful and I want to eat better and feel better. Anyone else have anxiety/food issues? I read somewhere that any drastic change in diet can cause you to be emotional or anxious/depressed. Anyone experience an initial onset of those, then with further eating of whatever, it gets better? Another question about reintro. Is it normal to have a very rumbly stomach adn general upset after adding new foods, simply because I haven't eaten them for a month? Or is it seen as a sensitivity? Everything I've added i've had stomach issues but not severe at all... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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