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Whole30 Day 8 (*Epic FAIL*)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

OK, I won't gross you out with the gory details, but let's just say the lack of fiber in the Whole30 diet has played havoc with my digestive system, attaining crisis level two different times during the past week.

And of course, it occurs at the MOST inopportune moments! Yesterday I was all dressed & ready to leave for a doctor's appointment when I simply doubled over with cramps that continued for an hour. NO WAY could I stray too far from the bathroom! The other time it happened I was in a store!

Yesterday after it was over I checked the message boards on the Whole30 website and this is not an uncommon problem. Dontcha think they should have put something about this in their book? Or on the website?

They suggest taking "digestive enzymes" and something called "Natural Calm" that helps you sleep as well as keeps you regular. I ordered both from Amazon and hope this solves the problem. I'm skeptical that it can be a healthy way to eat if you need a bunch of supplements to counter the side effects.

At any rate, my stomach was tender the rest of the day so I consoled myself with a couple of glasses of wine and ice cream after dinner. *FAIL!* emoticon

By the "rules" I'm supposed to start over with Day 1 but I don't care! I'm carrying on.

Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MUSTANGAMORE 8/18/2014 1:54PM

    I bought the calm as well! It makes me sleepy faster than a glass of wine! I am only using every other day...

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AJDOVER1 8/17/2014 10:46AM

    Thanks for letting us know your experience! I appreciate you doing the "research" for me!

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ALIIDA 8/17/2014 5:16AM

    I agree! Not your fail at all, but I guess you still feel that it can work for you, so wishing you improved results from now! emoticon emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/16/2014 11:44PM

    You said it yourself: "I'm skeptical that it can be a healthy way to eat if you need a bunch of supplements to counter the side effects."

I wonder if this might need some fine-tuning?

Hope you'll get to feeling better soon.

Comment edited on: 8/16/2014 11:44:55 PM

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SLENDERELLA61 8/16/2014 7:21PM

    Hope you find just the right thing to avoid this issue again, whether it is a supplement or a new way of eating. Take care. No failure here.

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SUGAR0814 8/16/2014 3:35PM

    Oh no!! That's not good at all! Hope you feel better! I'm sure the ice cream & wine made your tummy all better! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/16/2014 12:22PM

    Wow!! Minor little detail omitted, right?

That's pretty gruesome and not "your" fail at all (IMHO) . . .

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/16/2014 12:14PM

    Hope the GI issues subside. When I'm eating a lot of veggies, I'll chew an anti-gas tablet just in case. It seems to help with ALL the potential problems.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/16/2014 12:00PM

    Ugh times two! I had a similar experience happen to me last year when I went on a diet plan that involved set foods except that my experience was the opposite to yours (but just as painful). When I asked the guy about it, he said, oh, I forgot to tell you to take Metamucil every morning and these 12 other supplements. Like you, I wondered about a diet that required that kind of artificial support.

I think you're doing the right thing by just keeping on. And, I think you're doing really well even though you wandered off the path a bit.


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NANCY- 8/16/2014 11:00AM

    Okay then, I know exactly how that feels. It's fear of being too far from indoor plumbing.
Hope you are feeling better.

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LESLIESENIOR 8/16/2014 10:33AM

    I've never heard of Whole30 but it doesn't sound pretty. Good luck. Be careful.

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MEADSBAY 8/16/2014 10:26AM

    Well, I am surprised to hear this, with all the water and veggies and healthy fats you're consuming.
Maybe it is just the change in diet.
Perhaps a spoonful of some easy fiber stirred into a drink once or twice a day will do it. I
I think that helps both ways, if you get my drift.

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