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recently switched to paleo diet and my heart is beating harder than normal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 21, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Hi, my first time on this site. I was recommended by a friend who said this site might be able to help. My background: I been on a low carb high protein diet. I have lost a lot of weight in just a month and a half while doing light workouts. At night when going to sleep my heart beat is a lot stronger than it has been. It is beating hard enough that it keeps me up.. I haveno breathing problems, but I do have a slight pinch right in my chest/heart area. It has been slowly getting better each night but I just wanted to ask if anyone has any ideas what it might be? My blood pressure and pulse are all normal and I feel better than I have in my whole life!

Thanks for your help. Please ask questions because I am just trying to figure this out

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:28 PM

When I used to eat very high protein I would get them, too. male, 32.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Oh - and you can get the D inexpensively too , and it is also very very important for you at this time.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 04:56 AM

Sounds good! With your history, all the more important that you take the mag and zinc - and you can get them cheap. You can try splitting the mag dose one 200mg tab in am and 1 200 in pm, or take both at night. Lean on the coconut oil a bit now - good for your brain. Might consider taking an additional tablespoon a day. Taking a multivit like GNC's ultra mega gold for active men would be good for say 3 -6 months. You can skimp a bit on the omega 3's - the brands I cited are expensive and you can get cheaper, just go for 3's. And get good sleep!!!!!

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:27 AM

Im 29 going on 30 in december. My diet prior to jail was horrible.. I was a overweight drunk basically, but I did eat fairly healthy. Thank you for the links. I do eat lots of veggies now and am really focusing on health from here on out:)

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:32 AM

I am trying to pull up some more links for you, but having computer issues at the moment, so, maybe more in a bit. Your walking is great and the more you do it, likely the better you will feel, and it can be a great help with weight loss for you at this time. Good you are going to get checked medically. You didn't give an age?

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Be sure you are salting your food adequately as it sounds like you are going pretty low carb, which is a good thing, with the weight you have to lose, BUT, salting adequately is an absolute must. Veggies with good C and potassium levels are important - broccoli, bell peppers, brussels sprouts are some. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-152090-Magnesium+Glycinate+Oral.aspx?drugid=152090&drugname=Magnesium+Glycinate+Oral

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:10 AM

(con't) all daily. If stress tolerance, anxiety, irritability/depression have been an issue you might consider supplementing with a high quality omega 3 fatty acids 1gram/day, using a product like Barleans or Carlsons. And to correct a sentence above: being overweight often means you are in POOR nutritional status. Very overweight ppl are often have shockingly low Vit D levels. Here are a couple links to check: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002423.htm

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:05 AM

It sounds like you lost the bulk of your weight on an insitutional frankenfood diet, even with your trying to "upgrade" it. It would have been the standard low fat fare, manufactured patties with soy, etc and as you stated, you were scrounging for veggies. Not knowing your prior diet (being overweight does not meanyou are not nutritionally ok!) this would have just compounded things. What you are doing now sounds good. :) You might consider taking a very high quality multivitamin for awhile, as well as considering Zinc 50mg, magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate 400mg, Vitamin D 5000IU

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on September 22, 2011
at 02:41 AM

My fat intake I would think is pretty good. I cook a lot using coconut oil and I eat some fatty steaks, pork and whatever I can get my hands on. Im really starting to think its the amount of weight I have dropped in the short time... im seeing my doctor later this week

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

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on September 22, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Oh and im taking no supplements

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 02:38 AM

My workouts are usually long walks with a few sets of pushups and situps once or twice a week. I have not been fasting and do not eat late in the evenings. Im on no medications

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

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on September 22, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Im 5'11 and 206 right now. I was in jail recently, but only for a month. While I was in there I ate strictly protein with what little vegetables they gave to usand worked everyday. I dropped 20 pounds in a month. I didn't have any health issues that I was able to notice myself, I felt fine the whole time. I got of jail 3 weeks ago and have been eating lots of vegetables, lots of meat and hydrating very well. Im unemployed at the moment haha, so not a lot of stress, but I have had stress in the past. Since getting out I have lost an additional 4-6 pounds. Basically 25 pounds in 50 days

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on September 22, 2011
at 01:33 AM

This is called the meat sweats and it's perfectly natural. What is it the marines say? Meat sweats are weakness leaving the body.

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on September 22, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Move back a few feet at least.

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Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 01:28 AM

How much weight have you lost? Are you eating adequately? This can happen with simply being hungry...and perhaps being hungry often - and specifically, going to bed hungry. Sometimes food intake can become inadequate when people really get on a roll with losing weight, and they will over-ride that hunger because they are very focussed on the number on the scale.

What's your history around eating?

Are you stressed? Are you anxious? How is your sleep? How is the general level of stress in your life? What does "light workout" mean?

Are you adequately hyrdrated? We have no idea of your size(height and weight) and age...Are you drinking at least eight 8oz containers of water per day? Are you salting your food well?

Do you have any medical condtions? And again, just how much weight have you lost? Are you doing intermittant fasting? Are you doing it too much/often?

Is your fat intake adequate? What supplements are you taking? And what prescribed medications, of all kinds, are you taking?

The "pinching" sensation in your chest prompts me to suggest a medical check-up.

We need more information to be able to try to think quasi-intelligently about this.

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 02:38 AM

My workouts are usually long walks with a few sets of pushups and situps once or twice a week. I have not been fasting and do not eat late in the evenings. Im on no medications

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Oh and im taking no supplements

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 02:41 AM

My fat intake I would think is pretty good. I cook a lot using coconut oil and I eat some fatty steaks, pork and whatever I can get my hands on. Im really starting to think its the amount of weight I have dropped in the short time... im seeing my doctor later this week

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:27 AM

Im 29 going on 30 in december. My diet prior to jail was horrible.. I was a overweight drunk basically, but I did eat fairly healthy. Thank you for the links. I do eat lots of veggies now and am really focusing on health from here on out:)

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:32 AM

I am trying to pull up some more links for you, but having computer issues at the moment, so, maybe more in a bit. Your walking is great and the more you do it, likely the better you will feel, and it can be a great help with weight loss for you at this time. Good you are going to get checked medically. You didn't give an age?

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:05 AM

It sounds like you lost the bulk of your weight on an insitutional frankenfood diet, even with your trying to "upgrade" it. It would have been the standard low fat fare, manufactured patties with soy, etc and as you stated, you were scrounging for veggies. Not knowing your prior diet (being overweight does not meanyou are not nutritionally ok!) this would have just compounded things. What you are doing now sounds good. :) You might consider taking a very high quality multivitamin for awhile, as well as considering Zinc 50mg, magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate 400mg, Vitamin D 5000IU

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Oh - and you can get the D inexpensively too , and it is also very very important for you at this time.

E4b85b09f444fc85865a917250a5c678

(20)

on September 22, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Im 5'11 and 206 right now. I was in jail recently, but only for a month. While I was in there I ate strictly protein with what little vegetables they gave to usand worked everyday. I dropped 20 pounds in a month. I didn't have any health issues that I was able to notice myself, I felt fine the whole time. I got of jail 3 weeks ago and have been eating lots of vegetables, lots of meat and hydrating very well. Im unemployed at the moment haha, so not a lot of stress, but I have had stress in the past. Since getting out I have lost an additional 4-6 pounds. Basically 25 pounds in 50 days

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Be sure you are salting your food adequately as it sounds like you are going pretty low carb, which is a good thing, with the weight you have to lose, BUT, salting adequately is an absolute must. Veggies with good C and potassium levels are important - broccoli, bell peppers, brussels sprouts are some. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-152090-Magnesium+Glycinate+Oral.aspx?drugid=152090&drugname=Magnesium+Glycinate+Oral

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 03:10 AM

(con't) all daily. If stress tolerance, anxiety, irritability/depression have been an issue you might consider supplementing with a high quality omega 3 fatty acids 1gram/day, using a product like Barleans or Carlsons. And to correct a sentence above: being overweight often means you are in POOR nutritional status. Very overweight ppl are often have shockingly low Vit D levels. Here are a couple links to check: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002423.htm

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on September 22, 2011
at 04:56 AM

Sounds good! With your history, all the more important that you take the mag and zinc - and you can get them cheap. You can try splitting the mag dose one 200mg tab in am and 1 200 in pm, or take both at night. Lean on the coconut oil a bit now - good for your brain. Might consider taking an additional tablespoon a day. Taking a multivit like GNC's ultra mega gold for active men would be good for say 3 -6 months. You can skimp a bit on the omega 3's - the brands I cited are expensive and you can get cheaper, just go for 3's. And get good sleep!!!!!

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E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

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on September 22, 2011
at 12:22 PM

I had this problem after being low-carb for a long time and quitting birth control pills. It got REALLY bad. My hormones were all wacky and I ended up with hypothyroidism and "adrenal fatigue". Quitting caffeine and alcohol, reducing stress and strenuous exercise, eating more carbs, and taking thyroid meds and adrenal support supplements helped it go away eventually.

I would suggest getting your heart and thyroid checked by a doctor.

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(32556)

on September 22, 2011
at 02:46 AM

My heart does this if I take Vitamin D in the evening.

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on September 22, 2011
at 12:51 AM

i get this if i eat a lot of meat or protein close to bed

Af005ec9a8e028f2b04bf5367b64e0d6

(2797)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:33 AM

This is called the meat sweats and it's perfectly natural. What is it the marines say? Meat sweats are weakness leaving the body.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:28 PM

When I used to eat very high protein I would get them, too. male, 32.

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 22, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Move back a few feet at least.

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(20378)

on September 21, 2011
at 10:52 PM

One possible cause is low potasium levels.

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