Ohhhhh week 3. Week 3 for me was the hardest. Dealing with vertigo is absolute zero fun. I’ve had vertigo before but it went away within a week and it was not this bad. This time, it is like a ton of bricks hitting me and for a split second it is like I have to catch my breath. On top of all of that I was really hungry all week! I am not sure why but I could not get full.
Day 15 (Monday)
On day 15, I had to wake up at 5am and head to Bellevue for a doctor’s appointment at 7am. I had my espresso with homemade almond milk and I was good to go. The vertigo was mild and not totally making my life difficult. At my doctor’s appointment, I ended up getting a mole removed on my stomach so they could biopsy it. By 10am, I was back at work eating almost my entire lunch. Then for dinner I ate salmon, roasted sweet potatoes (amazing), and zucchini and red onions tossed in avocado oil and Himalayan pink salt that were BBQ’d on the grill. I was still hungry and really wanted something crunchy and salty so I ate some organic salted cashews. I couldn’t believe I was still hungry after dinner!
Day 16 (Tuesday)
Because I had a mole on my stomach removed, I had to make sure I kept it clean and put Vaseline on it. I woke up, walked in the bathroom and looked down to clean it and I almost passed out. Because I looked down I became incredibly dizzy to the point where I went pale, had cold sweats and thought I was going to throw up. It. Was. Awful. I had to go to work but I was basically out of it for the rest of the day because it took so much out of me. Because of everything that happened that morning, I had zero appetite all day.
Day 17 (Wednesday)
I woke up on day 17 and felt much better than the day before. I still very much had vertigo, but I knew better than to look down so much so I wouldn’t make myself sick. I am not a breakfast eater, but I got hungry about 10am and I ate 2 (Whole 30 approved) chicken sausages, two lemon Lara bars and a banana. At 2pm I ate a snack that consisted of bunch of grapes and some slices of roast beef. Then for dinner we ate salmon, green beans and sweet potatoes. I can not get enough sweet potatoes! I toss them in avocado oil, Himalayan pink salt, pepper and garlic. I put them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 400 degrees for about 30-40 minutes. They are my favorite, I can eat the whole cookie sheet! I still hadn’t felt any “Tiger Blood” and that might have been because of the Vertigo 😦
Day 18 (Thursday)
I woke up day 18 and for the first time since being on Whole 30 I didn’t feel energized even though I slept well. I was pretty tired and hungry all day and much dizzier than the day before. I kept with it though, eating whole organic foods.
Days 19-21 (Friday to Sunday)
By this time on Whole 30 I am used to eating all things Whole 30 approved and don’t really have any cravings. However, because it was the weekend I did have that urge to have a glass of wine but on a scale of to it was a 2. So I had some kombucha and it cured the craving..
By the end of week 3 it was really starting to become my norm to eat baked sweet potatoes instead of pasta or rice and to have some figs for dessert. Despite the vertigo I really was feeling much better overall and the cravings have definitely subsided.