John and I began the Whole30 diet yesterday and I'm already having to trouble-shoot. Here's what I had:
Breakfast: Nothing. I know this is bad, but my appetite is non-existent in the mornings. I had a couple cups of coffee.
Lunch: Large romaine salad with ground turkey and a oil/vinegar dressing.
Snack: Apple with pecan butter (technically the butter had a very small amount of maple syrup)
Dinner: Three eggs scrambled with ground turkey and baby bell peppers.
I was satisfied and didn't go to bed hungry at all. Then this morning, I woke up to my heart pounding in my chest, feeling weak, very shaky, light-headed, nauseous, and incredibly hungry and thirsty. I felt like I was going to either pass out or puke. I lay in bed for an hour and a half, trying to figure out what I could eat. I ate a tangerine, and that tasted great, but I still felt horrible every time I tried to get up. On the Whole30, practically everything has to be prepared. We are out of fruit, nut butter, and eggs or a salad did not sound good to me, and I literally could not cook myself some chicken (because I couldn't get out of bed). I feel like this every now and then, and I'm not really sure why. It hasn't happened in over a year and not this bad, either.
So eventually, I just asked John to make me a bagel. After eating that, I felt 90% better. So, we're back to square one! I'm disappointed but honestly didn't know what else to do.
Obviously, I think I'm going through sugar withdrawal... I just didn't expect it to be that intense. I can't feel like that in the mornings when John's already left for work. I wouldn't be functional as a mother! I've been reading the Whole30 message boards, and apparently, this is a common complaint. I believe what I need to do is eat more frequent meals and snacks. I know it would also be wise to get my levels checked and make sure I'm going into this healthfully. I didn't think it'd be a big deal taking grains and most sugars out of my diet for thirty days, but apparently my body is all, "aw hell no."