ErinFS Posted April 8, 2013 Share Posted April 8, 2013 Good morning all! I'm doing my first Whole30 after reading ISWF. I have been Paleo/Primal for about a year now, so many of the tenants of the W30 were things I already stuck by, but I had some specific goals I wanted to accomplish and thought the W30 might help me do those. First and foremost, I wanted to pinpoint if any food reactions were causing my acne and/or seasonal allergies (both have gotten MUCH better with Paleo, but not gone completely). As I read through ISWF, I also realized I had a very unhealthy relationship with sugar and desserts, and that my Paleo desserts were just fueling it. My sugar addicition had never changed or gone away, I just was fooled into thinking it was okay because now it was "healthy." So beating the sugar dragon became a major motivator as well. Finally, I wanted to get rid of the last little bit of problem fat that was probably sticking around due to my 80/20 menatlity. Last week was a tough week, I went through sugar withdrawal in a serious way... still am. Last week was full of grumpy moods, pounding headaches, and sheer exhuastion. I was constantly starving, even 5 minutes after eating a large meal. Then this weekend, something changed and the thought of food made me nauseous. I was on the road Saturday and tried so hard to "be good" and pack my W30 meals ahead of time for the trip. Then when it came time to eat them, I just wanted to throw up looking at it. The thought of eating one more bite of meat had me almost in tears. If I hadn't had a friend with me who knew I was on the W30, and who was driving and therefore refused to take me through any of the drivethroughs I requested, I would have blown it. Today I noticed my pants are a little looser, but my face is breaking out something awful! And I've got a stuffed up head... allergies in full swing! I know it's not "carb flu" because I wasn't eating any more carbs than this for the last year. What is up that the two things I was testing are getting worse? I'm struggling to make it through the cravings this right now, and this isn't helping my to want to stay strong. I didn't expect magic from the get go, but I also didn't expect things to get worse! This whole thing is frustrating for me as it's bringing out the food obsessive side of me, and I don't like it, I beat that a year ago when I went Primal and relaxed. Not to mention, I can also only eat a very small list of things right now without my stomach turning. Is this normal? Please tell me this gets better! Thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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