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Rapid heart rate after decreased carb

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 04, 2013 at 7:31 AM

I've been at a plateau of 24.2% body fat (female, 34yrs, trying to get to 23.5%. Please don't tell me I should be happy with 24.2%...I know my body). To try and revamp things a bit I have increased my fat intake and reduced my carb intake. Previously having around 60g of carb a day (going in and out of ketosis during the day) and now having around 40g.

I am ridiculously hungry (despite probably eating more calories than previously due to the calorie density in fats) and my heart is beating ridiculously fast.

What the hell does that mean??

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on August 06, 2013
at 07:05 AM

Hey Milfy, are you working out? And if so, could you be overtrained? Anyway if you're not training, perhaps upping your carbs might actually help with the heart rate thing. How long have you been following the Paleo template? Have you given your body a change to simply get used to dieting period? Remember, the body panics when abrupt changes are made, even if the changes are good for you, IMO.

5cb72179fcddcee6a6b570dc80269a1a

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on August 06, 2013
at 07:02 AM

I agree. People are really sensitive about..... the universal benefits of ketosis, LOL.

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on August 05, 2013
at 04:25 PM

thanks milfy. people certainly didn't like my comment! the fact that saying that "not everyone adjusts to ketosis particularly well" is in some way controversial, is just ridiculous.

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on August 04, 2013
at 09:06 PM

People have disliked that comment it seems Jake, but I have t say I had exactly the same thought. We're all different with different hormone levels. Perhaps it was a cortisol spike. I felt really anxious as well.

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at 09:05 PM

Thanks. I'm actually having quite a bit of salt. I'm wondering if it's because my blood pressure dropped...I don't know. Whatever happened, I had a really restless nights sleep and despite eating a banana before bed to try and settle my heart down (which did seem to work) I went down 0.2% overnight and am now at 24% bodyfat.

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on August 04, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Not sure about the hunger. Mine always decreases when in ketosis.

re:heart rate: Your electrolytes likely need balancing. Up your sodium intake via sea salt, avocados for potassium and taking a magnesium chelate supplement will help.

Read these for more helpful tips:

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/ketones-and-ketosis/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-i/

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-ii/

23fe01308e3320ecf144b47b99a135a4

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on August 04, 2013
at 09:05 PM

Thanks. I'm actually having quite a bit of salt. I'm wondering if it's because my blood pressure dropped...I don't know. Whatever happened, I had a really restless nights sleep and despite eating a banana before bed to try and settle my heart down (which did seem to work) I went down 0.2% overnight and am now at 24% bodyfat.

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Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

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on August 04, 2013
at 03:48 PM

horrible stress hormones raging because your body wants more carbs, and not everyone adjusts to ketosis particularly well? yeah, maybe.

Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

(2668)

on August 05, 2013
at 04:25 PM

thanks milfy. people certainly didn't like my comment! the fact that saying that "not everyone adjusts to ketosis particularly well" is in some way controversial, is just ridiculous.

5cb72179fcddcee6a6b570dc80269a1a

(78)

on August 06, 2013
at 07:05 AM

Hey Milfy, are you working out? And if so, could you be overtrained? Anyway if you're not training, perhaps upping your carbs might actually help with the heart rate thing. How long have you been following the Paleo template? Have you given your body a change to simply get used to dieting period? Remember, the body panics when abrupt changes are made, even if the changes are good for you, IMO.

23fe01308e3320ecf144b47b99a135a4

(149)

on August 04, 2013
at 09:06 PM

People have disliked that comment it seems Jake, but I have t say I had exactly the same thought. We're all different with different hormone levels. Perhaps it was a cortisol spike. I felt really anxious as well.

5cb72179fcddcee6a6b570dc80269a1a

(78)

on August 06, 2013
at 07:02 AM

I agree. People are really sensitive about..... the universal benefits of ketosis, LOL.

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