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I have no energy.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 14, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Hi, I'm a runner and recently switched to Paleo. I really like the lifestyle change, and I've haven't been running as much but doing cross training/weights for at least 1 hour 4-5 times a week. I've heard this is normal but usually in the afternoons I'll have a 3-4 hour period where I just have no energy, I'm not hungry at all, just low energy, sometimes coffee doesn't even help. Is this just my body adapting to Paleo? Any idea when I'll start to feel great again? I eat eggs in the morning (sometimes fruit) a salad with chicken/fish in the afternoon, nuts, and some type of meat and veggies in the evening (if hungry).

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potatoes!!! I load them up with basil, oregano, parsley, dill and olive oil. They taste amazing and never get old.

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on January 14, 2013
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I am a runner too. Eat more carbs!

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at 10:13 PM

How much sleep do you get?

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on January 14, 2013
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Dude you're a long distance runner, eat some carbs. Atleast 100 to 150 grams a day. Carbs are not evil when your body can process them and use them well. You have to be insulin sensitive to burn carbs efficiently without storing any as fat. Lift weights, avoid alcohol, fructose (even fruit) and PUFA and with time you will regain insulin sensitivity.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on January 14, 2013
at 10:18 PM

I am a runner too. Eat more carbs!

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(2349)

on January 15, 2013
at 01:12 AM

potatoes!!! I load them up with basil, oregano, parsley, dill and olive oil. They taste amazing and never get old.

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on January 15, 2013
at 01:37 AM

How long have u been doing paleo? It may be an adaptation thing. Dr Volek and Phinney work with endurance athletes and claim once u are adapted u can function fine. Robb wolf claims other wise.

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on January 14, 2013
at 09:52 PM

The guy above me is right. if you don't workout, you need 0g carbs a day.

but, because you are a long distance runner, so you can should carbs in moderation.

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