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Where's my energy boost?

Answered on October 02, 2013
Created October 02, 2013 at 1:15 AM

I hear rave reviews about the energy boost the Paleo diet gives you.

But sadly after 6 weeks, no boost here. Weight loss, but no boost.

Ideas? I'm thinking maybe more greens?

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on October 02, 2013
at 07:27 PM

I, too, can attest to the effectiveness of Rhodiola Rosea. Great herb.

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at 01:50 PM

Oh, sorry. I think I was hogging it. I've throttled down, you shoudl be able to grab some now.

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on October 02, 2013
at 08:41 PM

the real question is do you need an energy boost? if you were low energy and are still low energy its different from you being high energy and continuing to be high energy. if its the former it may be because youve lowered your calorie intake to a deficit, while phasing out sections of individuals diets they tend to reduce their calories(because they dont increase to supplement the loss) in that case you may want to eat more.(unless your still trying to loose fat, no have +eat cake same time)

otherwise you may want to try energy boosting things, if your low on b vitamins this may affect your energy.(probably others aswell) and there is always caffeine or mct oil.

it could also be unrelated to diet, for example if you dont sleep as well as you could that could easily be the primary issue.

tl: dr- i doubt its the lack of greens(unless deficient micros), troubleshoot.

if applicable good starting places(b vitamins,calorie increase,caffeine,mct oil or peripheral inadequacies.(ie: sleep..ect)

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on October 02, 2013
at 09:19 AM

I can recommend something but it MIGHT or MIGHT NOT work for you, so please do not hold me accountable.

Try making a herbal tea out of these herbs:

Rhodiola Rosea

Schizandra berry

Eleuterococcos

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3155223/

Simple rules to follow:

1. Try each herb separately. Eleuterococcos did not work for me, but Rhodiola did.

2. Give it time. Try it for a week or two. Sometimes it takes one month.

3. Do not take capsules (at least they did not work for me). Try other forms like a herbal tea (my favorite). Remember to make fresh tea every time.

4. Take them in the morning only and adjust the dose as needed.

You are welcome.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on October 02, 2013
at 07:27 PM

I, too, can attest to the effectiveness of Rhodiola Rosea. Great herb.

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on October 02, 2013
at 04:50 AM

Thanks, I'll try it.

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on October 02, 2013
at 03:37 AM

You may have to wait a while for the energy to come. Could be that you need more fats (don't be scared) or you could use more carbs (bananas and sweet potatoes) and tiredness is not uncommon during a change of diet because you body is detoxifying

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on October 02, 2013
at 01:46 AM

I believe that the energy boost most people refer to is due to their sudden freedom from whatever food that may have been causing a bad reaction in them (gluten, dairy, eggs, nightshades...whatever your personal boogeyman happens to be). That is, they feel as though they have received a boost of "energy" when they are no longer afflicted with inflammation/constipation/whatever-ation. I certainly believe that the more comfortable you are, physically/socially/mentally, then the more energetic your actions will become. If you never suffered from these discomforts then you may not perceive an "energy boost", at least not from that particular angle.

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