I am a complete newbie to Paleo.. I started Tuesday (today is Thursday). Before Paleo, I was the queen of carbs.. My diet pretty much consisted of cheese, pasta, bread, and chicken. Today, I started off my day great with a breakfast of 3 eggs with chopped peppers,and 2 pieces of bacon. I'm 5'3 128 lbs. I have a lot of muscle, but want to lose some weight and definitely tone. I am professional jazz dancer, so my workouts are pretty much cardio. Today, I went to an hour and half long dance class followed by a 2 mile run. During my workout I didn't notice any lack of energy. However, as soon as I got home- I CRASHED. I took a 2-3 hour nap even though I slept 10 hours last night. Is this my body adjusting to on carbs, or is there something I am not doing right?
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on October 18, 2012
at 11:02 PM
I had a very similar experience. Your body will definitely need time to adjust. I'm a runner and for the first 2 1/2 weeks after I started I had nothing - no speed, no endurance, nothing! BUT once I adjusted, my performance took off!
One other thing - you're only two days in - it might get worse before it gets better, but believe me - it get's much better!! Stick it out and in a few weeks you'll be feeling as amazing as many of us here on PH do.
on October 19, 2012
at 09:30 PM
It took me about 21 -28 days for my energy level to get up to where it is.....don't get frustrated. But you body will take time to adjust to using fat for energy instead of sugars....and sweet potatoes are amazing for energy levels!
on October 19, 2012
at 09:18 PM
I'm not a professional dancer but I was a super hero hiker on mountain trails and ate about as crappy as you, maybe worse. Man-oh-man was the transition tough! But once I got through, wow, I felt incredible. So don't give up. Take it a little easy if you need to. I cut out everything strenuous that I did and just did everything at a reduced level. After I adjusted, I could do everything at a level better than I ever had before. Plus with all the additional protein I was now getting, I was gaining muscle without even trying.