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Jittery sometimes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Hi, so I always (or most of the time) had this problem if I wouldn't eat for a while I would get this jittery feeling, especially in my hands and arm. Then if I eat something, it pretty much stops. Does anyone have any idea why this could be and if there is a way to stop this? My guess is, that this has something to do with sugar/blood-sugar level, but can't really drill it down to anything specific. And I also thought, it could be something genetic (my grandma is quite shaky).

Furthermore I also get quite shaky, when I really use some muscles (e.g. once I did push ups with only one hand and on leg a few times). Is quite freaky, but I had this as long as I can remember and it is quite randomly present but also not, like it is really hindering me from anything. I guess those two things are connected, but don't know of course. So if anyone has any tips or answers, that would be great.

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on June 15, 2012
at 08:27 PM

You're welcome. I think it will help.Your egg and butter idea is a good one. Nuts could help too. As could Whey Cool by Designs for Health. Good stuff. Do you have a refrigerator at work or a cooler? Canned tuna, salmon, sardines too. Another thing that I have used for emergencies or as a snack (they are not "paleo" and are not perfect by many standards here and they do have gluten) is Power Crunch Bars.

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on June 15, 2012
at 11:36 AM

could be worth a shot, I always salted everything but with sea salt, apparently doesnt have the idoine in it. Regular salt works fine, and you dont have to over do it. Think is everyone says its sugar, but for me it was definitely lack salt. just dont over do it.

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Thanks, will add that to the list of tings to do, when I get back home soon (yeeeahh, only two more months) :)

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on June 15, 2012
at 07:03 AM

That is one thing I was thinking about... seems like I really should try it. But it is not so easy to do that during a normal work day. Any tips? The only thing I am thinking atm, is that I could eat 2 hardboiled eggs with butter inbetween, but what for the 5th meal? Or I could just eat 1/2-3/4 of the lunch and keep the reast for later... Anyway, thanks for the comment

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on June 15, 2012
at 06:59 AM

I am from Europe and currently live in London, so I wouldn't say I was a SAD eater, but I certainly didn't eat that healthy until ~2 months ago. Started with paleo (or more faileo) 2.5 months ago and believe that I have now found a good paleo diet for me (eggs, mostly beef lamb, veggies, some fruits and potatoes + lots of butter and some coconut oil) I only get salted butter, so I always thought, that I would get enough already and don't use that much salt elsewhere. Do you think it is really worth getting iodized salt? (I read here on paleohacks, that the idion is not in the salt for long)

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 14, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Before changing to Paleo I was always jittery and shakey if I didnt eat and I always thought it was a blood sugar issue, but it turns out, for me, it was a lack of salt, so I started using more iodized salt in my diet and it quickly worked itself out. I have a tendency towards dehydration. Paleo just really helped me hone into my body and its signals, maybe you can figure it out as well....are you a SAD eater?

As for the muscles, might be something to check into further, that could be a lot of things and genetics do a play a part in it most likely.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 15, 2012
at 11:36 AM

could be worth a shot, I always salted everything but with sea salt, apparently doesnt have the idoine in it. Regular salt works fine, and you dont have to over do it. Think is everyone says its sugar, but for me it was definitely lack salt. just dont over do it.

A50ca1bb3d72544cb50171bd7b46105c

(130)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:59 AM

I am from Europe and currently live in London, so I wouldn't say I was a SAD eater, but I certainly didn't eat that healthy until ~2 months ago. Started with paleo (or more faileo) 2.5 months ago and believe that I have now found a good paleo diet for me (eggs, mostly beef lamb, veggies, some fruits and potatoes + lots of butter and some coconut oil) I only get salted butter, so I always thought, that I would get enough already and don't use that much salt elsewhere. Do you think it is really worth getting iodized salt? (I read here on paleohacks, that the idion is not in the salt for long)

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on June 14, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Most definitely sounds like an issue with low blood sugar and regulating blood sugar. If you eat 4-5 small protein and healthy fat meals throughout the day, I bet it will resolve.
Good luck

A50ca1bb3d72544cb50171bd7b46105c

(130)

on June 15, 2012
at 07:03 AM

That is one thing I was thinking about... seems like I really should try it. But it is not so easy to do that during a normal work day. Any tips? The only thing I am thinking atm, is that I could eat 2 hardboiled eggs with butter inbetween, but what for the 5th meal? Or I could just eat 1/2-3/4 of the lunch and keep the reast for later... Anyway, thanks for the comment

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 15, 2012
at 08:27 PM

You're welcome. I think it will help.Your egg and butter idea is a good one. Nuts could help too. As could Whey Cool by Designs for Health. Good stuff. Do you have a refrigerator at work or a cooler? Canned tuna, salmon, sardines too. Another thing that I have used for emergencies or as a snack (they are not "paleo" and are not perfect by many standards here and they do have gluten) is Power Crunch Bars.

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on June 14, 2012
at 05:11 PM

You could be hypoglycemic. Low blood sugar can cause weakness, jittery feeling, fatigue. Eating every 3 hours will prevent the low blood sugar dips if that's the cause. Also exercise can cause your blood sugar level to dip. Be sure to eat some protein before or immediately afterwards. Get your doc to do a glucose test where you drink oj and then have blood sugar level tested every hours or a few hours. It will confirm or rule out hypoglycemia.

A50ca1bb3d72544cb50171bd7b46105c

(130)

on June 15, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Thanks, will add that to the list of tings to do, when I get back home soon (yeeeahh, only two more months) :)

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