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What makes you feel sick after going paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 06, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Out of curiosity, what kinds of things make you nauseous that didn't, or slightly did before?

For me, it's dairy (duh), but specifically, cheese. Or bad cheese? (Sometimes I will have some grassfed cheese, and I'm fine) - I found it interesting that last night I had maybe a tablespoon of cheese on my burger and this morning I'm paying for it XD

So anyway, what does it for you?

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on July 07, 2012
at 05:45 PM

Sometimes I notice it more with certain batches of eggs. Cooking them in coconut oil seems to trigger it more often as well. I wish I knew what caused it!

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on July 07, 2012
at 02:10 AM

This happens to me, too. I finally figured out that I just can't do my usual eggs and bacon breakfast in the summer. Even when I think I want eggs and cook them up, I start feeling nauseated and just want to throw them away after a couple of bites. The dog is happy to get my rejects, but I'm annoyed.

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on July 06, 2012
at 09:28 PM

Just handling flour gave me a migraine!

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on July 06, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Nice comments. Glad I'm not the only one. I can use a ton in my smoothie, interestingly enough (As a matter of fact, I use ~2 TBSP in my breakfast shake.)I definitely prefer Kerrygold over coconut oil with cooking/frying almost anything. I pretty much use coconut exclusively with shakes and occasionally sweet potatoes (turns it into a treat!) And sometimes shredded with some chocolate or something. Cheers, guys (and/or gals!)

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on July 06, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Definitely, I have trouble using coconut oil to cook w like most paleos, it actually makes me want to gag .. so I use Kerrygold

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on July 06, 2012
at 07:16 PM

It's the nuttiest newsletter I've ever seen... first I laughed, then I cried for the people who will follow that advice. I guess keeping people fat and unhappy is one surefire way of making sure they keep paying for gym memberships...

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on July 06, 2012
at 07:07 PM

You've got to be at Wal-God in the first place to see them!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 06, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Diabetic coma, hear I come!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 06, 2012
at 05:08 PM

No, Ashley, it's probably chemically expressed crap oil anyway!

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on July 06, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Adam, I used to have the same issue with coconut by itself. I couldn't handle more than a teaspoon at a time. The longer I eat it the better that is, though. Probably something to do with the body's ability to digest that much fat at once. Tolerance.

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:57 PM

What do they do with the fat? Can I have it?

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Holy cow-- 3-5g carbs/lb of body weight? If I ate 5g/lb I'd be eating 750 grams of carbs a day! So, 3000cal? Even if it were per pound of lean body mass, that's a of CALORIES. Sounds like a good way to keep people coming to the gym, honestly.

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Oh Jen, I hear you! I look at some of the obese people in my neighborhood walking their little hearts out knowing they are going to go home and have a 100 calories snack pack of Oreos or Wheat Thins and knowing that they just consumed all the carbs they just burned off and their hormones and metabolisms are just so out of whack.

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:26 PM

Agreed Bill1102 - and thank you for my morning laugh. :)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:33 PM

It only bothers me when I see them putting Twinkies and sodas in their baskets.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:32 PM

I'd like to add to that list "healthy whole-grains."

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:32 PM

They only nauseate me when I'm pregnant. Thankfully, that hasn't happened in a while! =)

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at 03:19 PM

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F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

on July 06, 2012
at 03:14 PM

Having to read "No fat", "fat-free", or "low-fat" everywhere makes me nauseous.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 06, 2012
at 03:32 PM

I'd like to add to that list "healthy whole-grains."

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on July 06, 2012
at 04:57 PM

What do they do with the fat? Can I have it?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 06, 2012
at 05:08 PM

No, Ashley, it's probably chemically expressed crap oil anyway!

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on July 06, 2012
at 07:12 PM

WHEAT. I might not feel the full effect right after eating it, but I wake up the next day with what feels like a hangover combined with the flu. Stiff, sore joints; body aches; brain fog; headaches; intense thirst; a head full of snot--I have a really hard time getting out of bed, and continue to feel like crap for several hours.

The horrifying thing is that this is pretty much how I felt every morning before cutting out grains. That was "normal." Now that I have a new normal, I wonder how I lived like that for so long!

Sugar's no friend of mine, either. After I eat it, I can feel my pulse rate rise. When I was still a sugar junkie, my resting pulse rate was 80bpm. After cutting out sugar, it quickly dropped to 64bpm, and sometimes it's as low as 60. Have a sugary treat? BOOM. Right back up to 80. On top of that, I can now see how tense and irritable I am after eating sugar; I didn't notice the connection when I was still eating sugar all the time, but now it's obvious.

Those are the big two. I haven't tried eating any beans, and have been good at avoiding corn and other grains, so I don't have much to say about them.

I can eat some dairy with no trouble--butter, heavy whipping cream, and firm cheeses are fine. But milk/lactose affects me worse than before. I had a latte a couple of months ago, and couldn't even finish it. I had the worst gas for the next 48 hours. Even a bit of half-and-half makes me really farty (which I am usually not on paleo).

And the one I was really sad about was peanuts and peanut butter (which are not paleo, but darn it, I wasn't giving up peanut butter!). I can't eat them any more because I now get painful ulcers on my nose when I do. And since peanuts are a legume, I haven't really wanted to experiment with beans; I suspect nothing good will come of it.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on July 06, 2012
at 09:28 PM

Just handling flour gave me a migraine!

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on July 06, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I received a newsletter from my gym this week stating that everyone needs to consume 3-5 grams of carbs per lb they weigh, especially from whole grain sources. it also recommended 60-90 minutes of aerobics per day 5 times a week.

What makes me sick is that people readily believe these recommendations without questionning them at all....

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 06, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Diabetic coma, hear I come!

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on July 06, 2012
at 07:16 PM

It's the nuttiest newsletter I've ever seen... first I laughed, then I cried for the people who will follow that advice. I guess keeping people fat and unhappy is one surefire way of making sure they keep paying for gym memberships...

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on July 06, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Oh Jen, I hear you! I look at some of the obese people in my neighborhood walking their little hearts out knowing they are going to go home and have a 100 calories snack pack of Oreos or Wheat Thins and knowing that they just consumed all the carbs they just burned off and their hormones and metabolisms are just so out of whack.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on July 06, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Holy cow-- 3-5g carbs/lb of body weight? If I ate 5g/lb I'd be eating 750 grams of carbs a day! So, 3000cal? Even if it were per pound of lean body mass, that's a of CALORIES. Sounds like a good way to keep people coming to the gym, honestly.

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D8763e93652ca9436bfd25e6b5e311a1

on July 06, 2012
at 03:09 PM

For some reason eggs will make me feel nauseous from time to time. I don't know if it's the smell or the texture... I always finish them, and it always passes quickly, but it's quite uncomfortable while it lasts.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 06, 2012
at 03:32 PM

They only nauseate me when I'm pregnant. Thankfully, that hasn't happened in a while! =)

E7fc768abe673562268fefc529f62d89

(370)

on July 07, 2012
at 02:10 AM

This happens to me, too. I finally figured out that I just can't do my usual eggs and bacon breakfast in the summer. Even when I think I want eggs and cook them up, I start feeling nauseated and just want to throw them away after a couple of bites. The dog is happy to get my rejects, but I'm annoyed.

D8763e93652ca9436bfd25e6b5e311a1

(290)

on July 07, 2012
at 05:45 PM

Sometimes I notice it more with certain batches of eggs. Cooking them in coconut oil seems to trigger it more often as well. I wish I knew what caused it!

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 06, 2012
at 03:00 PM

The crap oils and meat Denny's used in my breakfast this morning. I was actually thinking I would feel better if I would just puke. :| I guess it's a small price to pay for the beloved friend time I had. Unfortunately, Denny's was the only place open at 5AM!

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Wheat, corn, potatoes, rice, beans. I've been playing around a bit to see if sprouting/fermenting/soaking helps any... and it does a bit, but not enough that I should continue to eat any of these things on a regular basis.

But, to be fair, I believe these things hated me before and that's one of the reasons I did so well on low carb... it, by default, cleared all those things from my diet. But I'm also not "healthy person adopting paleo for athletic performance" or something. I'm a person with a pretty damaged gut that is trying to heal what I can... so I'm probably not what someone with a fully functioning digestive system should base their food choices on, KWIM?

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on July 06, 2012
at 07:27 PM

Funny, as I was sitting in the part chomping on a lobster "roll" (sans roll - so lobster, celery, butter, and lettuce) I felt fine. Ate maybe 4 of the potato chips that came with it, and immediately got a knot in my stomach. I can generally eat potaoes with no effects, so I have to assume it was the damn canola oil. I should have known better.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:48 PM

Honestly, large amounts of coconut (especially oil) unless it's with something. If I eat coconut by itself, I get a pretty rough "detox" effect from it, or something... But I can honestly say, the "carb flu" I came off from switching vegan to paleo was pretty brutal for two days. That was probably the "sickest" I've ever been (just felt shaky, nervous, etc from coming off such high sugar/carb intake.)

Otherwise, I feel awesome, even when I "treat myself" to my weekly flex meals or whatever. Paleo template of foods, fermented foods, and fasting has, what I felt like, cured my digestive system. I feel like I can handle way more stress on it...if I were to chose and stress it. Obviously, I avoid it.

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on July 06, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Definitely, I have trouble using coconut oil to cook w like most paleos, it actually makes me want to gag .. so I use Kerrygold

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on July 06, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Adam, I used to have the same issue with coconut by itself. I couldn't handle more than a teaspoon at a time. The longer I eat it the better that is, though. Probably something to do with the body's ability to digest that much fat at once. Tolerance.

C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

(1548)

on July 06, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Nice comments. Glad I'm not the only one. I can use a ton in my smoothie, interestingly enough (As a matter of fact, I use ~2 TBSP in my breakfast shake.)I definitely prefer Kerrygold over coconut oil with cooking/frying almost anything. I pretty much use coconut exclusively with shakes and occasionally sweet potatoes (turns it into a treat!) And sometimes shredded with some chocolate or something. Cheers, guys (and/or gals!)

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:41 PM

Cold water on an empty stomach for some reason.

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on July 06, 2012
at 10:35 PM

Wheat is the worst!!! I literally die for a week internally. Next worse thing is dairy! I treated myself to a restaurant dinner with butter, it was high-quality, but it killed my stomach and had me in the bathroom urgently. It's too bad because I wish I could eat dairy, but It just doesn't bode well with me! Vegetable oils take about a week for me to see ill effects, mostly bad breakouts. After eating dairy I breakout within the day! It's unbelievable.

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