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Is this the low carb flu?

Commented on June 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I'm 15, in good health, and at about 15% body fat. Yesterday was my first low carb day. I skipped breakfast and worked out really hard for about 2 hours, which most likely depleted all of my glycogen stores. That day, all I ate was about 35 almonds, 1 head of romaine lettuce stir fried in ghee, and half a pound of grass fed ground beef. Today I woke up nauseous, feeling like I was going to throw up, weak, and tired. I didn't want to eat anything either, because the thought of food made me want to throw up. I drank about 20 oz of water in the next hour, which didn't make me feel much better. I've heard that replenishing electrolytes helps, so I will drink coconut water and eat salt, because I can't put it on food. Is this the low carb flu? If so, what could make it feel better?

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on June 19, 2014
at 06:37 PM

Yes, I put Himalayan salt on the vegetables and the beef, which hopefully gave my body more minerals. I probably need to eat more raw vegetables, because I'm afraid of developing vitamin deficiencies. I probably didn't get enough calories either... but I don't really believe in the concept of calories though.

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on June 19, 2014
at 05:50 PM

Hard exercise can burn upwards of 500 calories an hour. If you did that for two hours, then ate less than 1,000 calories.. and didn't watch your nutrients, there's your problem.

Did you use salt on your food? (without added salt, that food is less than half of the human minimum requirement for daily sodium.) Don't eat crystalline salt.. it goes on your food.

F7b8b445bdbdbc1a9695216bb2cb2aa1

on June 19, 2014
at 06:37 PM

Yes, I put Himalayan salt on the vegetables and the beef, which hopefully gave my body more minerals. I probably need to eat more raw vegetables, because I'm afraid of developing vitamin deficiencies. I probably didn't get enough calories either... but I don't really believe in the concept of calories though.

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