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Created November 29, 2011 at 2:05 AM

Hi all,

Just beginning the paleo diet for around a week know, a short time in the grand scheme of things, but have found my energy levels are way down, so much in fact that its difficult too functions properly some days. I am guessing this is just the adaptation of my body learning to burn other sources of food for energy (rather than the highly refined carbohydrate) but still remain concerned. Has anyone experienced this???

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 29, 2011
at 04:22 AM

It sounds likely that what I said about your body transitioning is what is going on...maybe try the L-glutamine if you feel so inclined, and just give it time...sounds like you're making really great choices for yourself, now it's just giving it some time and patience.

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on November 29, 2011
at 04:16 AM

I was fatigued for the first two weeks, then noticed a steady increase in energy over the next few weeks until I was eventually a lot more energetic than before going Paleo. Hang in there.

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on November 29, 2011
at 04:06 AM

Thanks all, My previous diet whilst what I would imagine could be called a health wester diet revolved around breads, grains, rices, milk and so on. I have struggled with my weigh as an adult despite doing all the number counting and realisation of 'good foods and bad foods.'Since taking on the paelo approach its being pretty strait forward, lots of chicken, eggs, nuts, fruit and veg. I drink lots of water and eat if hungry. Im not shying away from eating the fat and have noticed weight loss and less bloating. Just feeling pretty run down, perhaps as mentioned earlier the 'carb flu'??

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on November 29, 2011
at 02:07 AM

Eat more. You are going through the carb-flu period, which usually lasts 1-2 weeks. Just eat more of the allowed food, add more fat too, rather than more carbs. Your body can burn fat too for fuel, not just carbs.

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on November 29, 2011
at 04:19 AM

Try some broth with plenty of sodium it will ease the carb withdrawal

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 29, 2011
at 03:01 AM

Without further information, I'm guessing that your body is adapting to burn fat rather than glucose...yes, it's normal to go through some adjustment. I have had success with using L-glutamine(500 mg. powder directly under the tongue) to help balance blood glucose levels, help curb cravings, as well as assist the body in making that transition from glucose to fat burning. If you share more about what you're eating and how you were eating until a week ago, I could give you more specific information.

5ed53e8c616d1ef254315cff89eaa0bf

(0)

on November 29, 2011
at 04:06 AM

Thanks all, My previous diet whilst what I would imagine could be called a health wester diet revolved around breads, grains, rices, milk and so on. I have struggled with my weigh as an adult despite doing all the number counting and realisation of 'good foods and bad foods.'Since taking on the paelo approach its being pretty strait forward, lots of chicken, eggs, nuts, fruit and veg. I drink lots of water and eat if hungry. Im not shying away from eating the fat and have noticed weight loss and less bloating. Just feeling pretty run down, perhaps as mentioned earlier the 'carb flu'??

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 29, 2011
at 04:22 AM

It sounds likely that what I said about your body transitioning is what is going on...maybe try the L-glutamine if you feel so inclined, and just give it time...sounds like you're making really great choices for yourself, now it's just giving it some time and patience.

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on November 29, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Could you share what you are eating? I would suspect you are either not eating enough calories or your carbs are too low.

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