Loss of Appetite and Nausea 3 Weeks In

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I am on my third week of straight paleo and I feel terrible! I am constantly nauseas and feel like I might throw up, I have felt this for a week now and am unsure of what is causing it. I am eating low carb (<50g), but still occasionally eat squash and fruit. I also have stopped feeling hungry, especially over this weekend (which is very unlike me). Not sure what to do! I have food sensitivities to Soy, Gluten, and Dairy. I regularly eat bacon and eggs for breakfast with some vegetables, a salad with grilled chicken or tuna for lunch, and steak/chicken/fish/ground beef, steamed vegetables, or a salad. If you have any idea what is causing this let me know, I am tired of feeling sick. Could I be experiencing low-carb flu? help!!

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on July 28, 2013
at 05:31 PM

If you're eating VLC for fat-loss, I'm not sure loss of appetite is a problem unless you're already at your goal-weight.

Ketosis can cause nausea until you get used to it, and it can take more than three weeks to become fully adapted. Eating in the absence of hunger can also cause nausea.

One thing about your diet, other than the bacon and eggs, you don't seem to be getting much fat. Adding some might help, maybe less protein.

I always recommend reading Volek and Phinney for anyone eating VLC. Some people can drop carbs without ill-effects, others need to be more careful. You might need to supplement, for example.

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