I just open an account to ask all you if what i've experiencing is anything to be concerned about.
Been on the paleo/primal plan for 4.5 months. The first month was ok. 2nd month I lost some weight. 3rd month ok and maintained weight loss. 4th month I've been experiencing some annoying symptoms: Constant Headache's (congested vice feel), fatigued, Nausea, low blood pressure feelings. This usually occurs after i've consumed some food. But other times before eating anything. I eat about ~100g of carbs daily. I've done some reading and I'm confused at some of the suggestions: Eat more fat! Eat more carbs! which is it? Oh, and if it is carbs...which kind: starch or fructose? Yesterday I felt so bad I was a bit scared for my self. I'm I experiencing ketosis, am I diabetic, what is wrong with me!!
Thanks in advance
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on February 11, 2013
at 07:44 PM
You don't have to choose between either carbs or fats: you can indeed have both. Since you aren't going for VLC type paleo, I would strongly suggest you up your carbohydrate intake. If you're at 100g now, consider at least 150g -- and even much, much more if you are very active (which you don't mention or not?).
As for quality of carbohydrate, I would lean towards ground vegetables, which tend to be starchy or glucose-y, rather than fructose dense fruits and veggies. Cassava, potatoes, sweet potatoes, true yams, squashes, plaintains, etc.
on February 11, 2013
at 07:58 PM
Fruits will give you tons of energy, and are super nutritious. I really don't know why anyone would avoid them. Veggies are great as well, but it is difficult to get any macros from them. For instance, Kale is around 50% protein, but nobody calls it a high protein food because you would have to eat so much to get a significant amount of protein.
on April 23, 2013
at 12:28 AM
Magnesium deficiency can cause headaches/dizziness--possibly nausea.
Grains tend to be the main source of Magnesium for most folk, so when you go Paleo--unless you eat a fair amount of seafood, you are likely to be deficient.
Try 400-600 mg Magnesium Glycinate before bed. Great for sleep, too!