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Got bags under eyes.. What is causing it/what to do?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Hello Everyone,

I have been doing Paleo for about 25 days or so.. almost completely religiously with perhaps 1 or 2 slip ups tops. I have already dropped about 20 lbs and gained much muscle overall (I am also doing the insanity workout program to go with it).

At first, I felt very very vital (first like 2 weeks probably) and energetic and even slept less and a lot better. Lately though, last 2-3 days, I have been feeling more tired and I sleep longer and don't feel as refreshed and energetic.

I have also noticed bags under my eyes in the last few days. I am a little worried because I haven't really changed anything (workout routine/paleo diet/sleep schedule all have remained almost the same exactly) and this just started happening randomly.

Before paleo I also felt tired but it was a different kind of tired and there no bags under my eyes. I felt great for the first 2 weeks and noticed a huge change and I feel like it slowly started getting worse and now I am not satisfied with how I feel and the bags under my eyes.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

p.s. this is an average day's menu for me in case someone will want to see it to get a better idea of what is going on:

#BREAKFAST- Omlett of 1-2 eggs with onion and mushrooms and a side of sliced cucumber (with a little salt and olive oil and pepper). Spicy pepper paste on side.

#2nd MEAL- A banana or mango sliced

#LUNCH - Stirfry of chicken with veggies and thai dressing by this recipe: http://www.paleoeffect.com/recipes/pale ... hai-sauce/

#DINNER - probably marinated (olive oil, gigner, garlic, salt and pepper) and grilled chicken breasts (2-3 small-medium ones) with a cabbage or lettuce salad on the side with mustard, olive oil, pepper, salt dressing.

#5th MEAL - Very high quality protein shake with water.

That's more less an average day. I also drink as much water as I can throughout the day. I have a container that I drink from and refill every time I can.**

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on May 17, 2013
at 08:16 AM

Iron deficiency, I've heard.

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on August 20, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Eat some meat with high fat content.. Ribs/drumsticks/steak etc eggs are good too

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on August 19, 2012
at 10:20 AM

Explain what you mean by fat please? I try to add some olive oil to salads and coockings and some coconut oil too but that is mostly to stir fries and other friend or cooked things.. I would love other examples. And p.s. I'm pretty sure avocados are a good source of fat but I just really hate the taste of avocados eventhough i know i should eat them. So i would love to get some other ideas for good sources of fat

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on August 18, 2012
at 11:08 PM

According to Robb Wolf (in one of his podcasts), dark circles could be a sign of adrenal fatigue and the explanation goes something like this.

Tons of intense exercise without sufficient rest can cause adrenal fatigue, so I'm guessing the dark circles will fade if you take it easy more often.

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on August 18, 2012
at 10:11 PM

This worked for me but it requires a certain degree of mental preparedness: http://paleohacks.com/questions/132280/psilocybin-mushrooms-and-dark-undereye-circles

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on May 17, 2013
at 07:31 AM

Thanks for penning this informative review.

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on April 20, 2013
at 11:58 AM

One of the biggest reasons people get bags under their eyes is because their parents have them. It's in your genes, and -- aside from plastic surgery -- there's not much that can be done about it. When you're young, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, a diet full of salty foods and water retention can also lead to bags. Sinus infections can cause them as well, by constantly stretching the skin beneath your eyes. If you notice that you have bags under your eyes early in the morning but they're generally gone by noon, it probably means they're being caused by fluid retention. You might be able to reduce their appearance by simply using an extra pillow to elevate your head while you sleep

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on August 19, 2012
at 03:42 AM

Allergies are a regular cause of black circles/bags.

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on August 19, 2012
at 12:49 AM

you sure you gettin enough fat in your diet? sounds like a whole lotta chicken

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on August 19, 2012
at 10:20 AM

Explain what you mean by fat please? I try to add some olive oil to salads and coockings and some coconut oil too but that is mostly to stir fries and other friend or cooked things.. I would love other examples. And p.s. I'm pretty sure avocados are a good source of fat but I just really hate the taste of avocados eventhough i know i should eat them. So i would love to get some other ideas for good sources of fat

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(203)

on August 20, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Eat some meat with high fat content.. Ribs/drumsticks/steak etc eggs are good too

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on August 18, 2012
at 09:48 PM

NOBODY HAS MORE BAGS UNDER HIS EYES THAN EKLEGANT ELLIOT OFFEN SEE HERE:

http://razzwell.blogspot.com

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