So I did my first Whole 30 in May and was 100% perfect for 6 wks and then was mostly good even while on vacation and such. I've been in and out since then, but pretty clean eating. Anyway, even with perfect adherence to the program, I never felt good. I lost weight which was awesome and effortless. I had less bloat, better digestion, and never felt hungry. However, I didn't sleep better, I was more tired, and I didn't feel like a new person or anything. I had a sinus infection for part of it so I thought that was it. In the last couple months I have done some experiments to try to figure things out. No exaggeration, without fail, if I eat non Whole 30 foods, my basal body temp goes up, I have more energy, and I sleep better. Every time. It's not a sugar high either because I'm not eating crap. Since I started Whole 30 (and stuck to it very closely) in May, my cycles have been all messed up after being regular for YEARS. Literally it started in May that they went wonky along with the low morning basal temps. It will go up almost half a degree if I eat something off plan. If I eat a lot of Whole 30 food including some sweet potato, it will go up, but I don't feel more energetic.
What am I doing wrong? I am nursing my son, but I will eat when I'm hungry. Sample meals:
-3 eggs, lots of veggies, 1/2 cup coconut milk
-chicken, peppers, onions, etc, and additional veggies 1 whole small avocado
- 6-8oz grass fed ground beef burger, sweet potato, broccoli, onions, 1 small avocado