Monday morning confession: I have still been weighing myself daily this first week to ensure I wasn’t eating too many carbs. At first my weight remained steady give or take a few ounces.
Since I started the supplement again, my weight is down 2 lbs in 2 days after a 3 week stall, so deficiency was definitely the issue. My appetite is also reduced and skin is no longer dry – I am going to start spacing out that extra 1/2 thyroid pill to every 3 days instead of 2 days. Energy also improved. That’s pretty good for 2 days on the supplement. I think my insulin / sugar levels are pretty stable now. I’ll keep up the extra fruit and snacks for a couple more days to ensure I don’t bonk again.
FYI, the multivitamin supplement contains Biotin, potassium, magnesium, selenium, chromium, & iodine. I’m pretty sure I’m deficient in one or all of these, especially Biotin.
So now I know it’s working (mitochondrial function, I think it’s called?) I’ll stop tracking my food & weight so closely. I’ll continue to post periodically during my Whole30 if I get some more insights or good tips/recipes, but will probably not be posting daily.
I did further research and am convinced I have a systemic fungal issue. The large light brown patches on my face, white tongue and my thick yellow toenails being the biggest clues. I’ve started cutting out more pro-fungal foods and will do a full Candida diet after Whole30.