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I'm only about 10 days in and my energy level plummeted the last two days. is this normal?

Answered on May 04, 2014
Created April 24, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I was feeling great with more energy prior and now..... CRASH. yes I'm eating plenty. bacon and eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato for lunch. Almonds, blueberry's..etc for snacks. chicken or pork, lots of greens for dinner...etc. my sleep hasn't been the best. 6-7 hrs and i sometimes wake during the night. oh! and I've been getting headaches also.

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on May 04, 2014
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I waited it out and I'm feeling much better! thank you :) sleep is good, no hunger and most importantly.... energy is way up.

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Your body is used to running sugar and you're not providing any...so it's getting upset. You're waking up in the middle of the night because your brain needs sugars to burn and wants you to go get some.

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on May 04, 2014
at 04:46 PM

Yes! It is definitely normal. I had something similar happen where the first few days I had a ton of energy and I ended up being extremely tired around day 8 (one week or so into it). Once I stuck through it, the carb flu had passed a couple of days later. :)

If you focus on what you're eating (like you are now), and maybe try to up your sleep quality/quantity you'll feel like you were before.

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on April 25, 2014
at 10:31 AM

If you're doing VLC (Very Low Carb), You've hit the low carb flu. It's normal, stick with it a while, it'll pass. Make sure you eat plenty of protein and fats.

Maybe raise the carbs in a few days if it doesn't go away, but the goal is to show your cells that hey, there's this other source of available energy from fats and ketones, you can burn that too, so they can make the metabolic switch.

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on April 25, 2014
at 12:24 PM

This.

Your body is used to running sugar and you're not providing any...so it's getting upset. You're waking up in the middle of the night because your brain needs sugars to burn and wants you to go get some.

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on May 04, 2014
at 03:13 PM

I waited it out and I'm feeling much better! thank you :) sleep is good, no hunger and most importantly.... energy is way up.

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