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bags under my eyes for 2 wks

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 03, 2011 at 10:42 PM

i have been VLC since april and paleo since sept. two weeks ago, i woke up one day with BAGS under my eyes and they have not gone away. i have never had this before and i am getting the same amount of sleep as always - in fact more. 8-9 hours. i did go off dairy for a week or so and then went back on it, around the time this started, but i am doing the 30 day challenge (dairy free) and they are still there it seems the more i clean up my diet the more sensitive i am, but i don`t understand such a change overnight. any thoughts thanks lisa

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on November 04, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Probably not potassium if you eat a lot of meat. There's actually probably enough sodium in the meat itself as well.

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on November 04, 2011
at 02:29 AM

I concur with julianne, you may be lacking sodium &/or potassium. especially if you were on a relatively high salt conventional diet before you went vlc. also, if you have lost weight, your face may be getting 'skinnier' which may account for the bags. hopefully this will pass as your body adjusts.

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:40 PM

It might be the VLC, not paleo that is doing this. VLC might be decreasing electrolytes (lose salt and potassium), and increase fluid loss out of skin causing bags. Try increasing paleo carbs - starch and root veggies

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:07 PM

Yee gads, I have to wait for snowcover to hold the pollen and leaf mold down? I've got bags too, at a most inopportune time for me. Never noticed the seasonal timing before, but I suppose it's true.

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on November 03, 2011
at 10:42 PM

why are you on VLC?

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:02 PM

They can be caused by seasonal allergies.

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:07 PM

Yee gads, I have to wait for snowcover to hold the pollen and leaf mold down? I've got bags too, at a most inopportune time for me. Never noticed the seasonal timing before, but I suppose it's true.

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on November 04, 2011
at 03:31 AM

I also have bags under my eyes that just showed up, but was this way before Paleo. When I first started Paleo they went away, but have returned. Who knows, just going to have to keep experimenting. :)

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