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The energy I got has now gone, I am wondering what happened.

Answered on November 06, 2014
Created March 22, 2014 at 8:32 PM

The energy I got has now gone, I am wondering what happened.

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on March 24, 2014
at 06:34 AM

Do you take CoQ10? If not, grab some.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on March 24, 2014
at 06:32 AM

The fact that you lost weight would imply that you're eating less food than your body needs for its energy requirements, so it's forced to burn its own reserves to make up the difference. You said you "ate more in the beginning", so, it sounds like you're eating even less now. Hitting the gym 3 times a week seems like a lot of work too.

It could be that you're just about 80, you're eating a calorie restricted diet, and you're training almost every other day with two cups of coffee on top.

Then again, it could be something sneakier like your electrolytes. Look into bone broth.

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on March 24, 2014
at 05:58 AM

"I eat a lot of vegetables, eggs, fruit, so I think I am getting enough carbs."

I would advise tracking your caloric intake...there are a number of smartphone apps.

>>>>What do you really eat? Foods & amounts. Exercise? What do you do on a daily / weekly basis. Do you do cardio?

How tall are you? 5' 2" or 5' 8"...numbers matter.

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on March 23, 2014
at 03:29 PM

Gotta have a bit more data ... age, ht, wt, gender, waist. Starting weight?

What do you really eat? Foods & amounts.

Exercise? What do you do on a daily / weekly basis.

How your carb levels relate to LC, VLC are a function of your carb intake vs your exercise level. A carb intake of 150g per day might be medium carb for on person but VLC for another.

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on March 23, 2014
at 02:48 PM

Are you by some chance doing a very low carb version of paleo? if so, you might be too low carb which causes the thyroid to create less T3/T4, and more inactive forms of it as well.

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on November 06, 2014
at 02:13 AM

Congratulations on your journey and success. You may have hit the wall when it comes to the diet. Would definitely try adding a weight program to your exercises. The added muscle will help with your metabolism as well as confidence. Also are you eating enough, your metabolism may have risen and does need more fuel for the fire!! Hope this helps and keep us updated.

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on March 24, 2014
at 08:54 PM

Are you getting much fat? If you eat too much lean meat you might be getting too much protein. Try to get less lean meats and add olive oil or coconut oil into your diet (I love coconut oil on sweet potatoes, olive oil on salads). Avocados are also good for getting more fat intake.

I would also try to substitute sardines for tuna if you eat tuna a lot (lots of heavy metals). I would also avoid eating many nuts and seeds, as they are as high (or higher!) in the same antinutrients as grains/legumes in many cases.What do you do at the gym 3x a week? Avoid doing too much cardio and consider adding some weight training.

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on March 24, 2014
at 02:57 PM

whoops! sorry I did forget to tell you I am 5'8" tall.

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on March 23, 2014
at 11:23 PM

I am going into 4th month. Shortly after I started the energy was good. I eat a lot of vegetables, eggs, fruit, so I think I am getting enough carbs.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 24, 2014
at 05:58 AM

"I eat a lot of vegetables, eggs, fruit, so I think I am getting enough carbs."

I would advise tracking your caloric intake...there are a number of smartphone apps.

>>>>What do you really eat? Foods & amounts. Exercise? What do you do on a daily / weekly basis. Do you do cardio?

How tall are you? 5' 2" or 5' 8"...numbers matter.

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on March 23, 2014
at 04:05 PM

How far along are you?  I had amazing euphoric energy for about 3 months, lost about 30 lbs (mostly muscle :/) and crashed.  
I was miserable, cold, depressed..I just came home and laid in bed.  I fixed the problem by adding in potatoes and white rice post workout.  
This was a couple of years ago.  While I don't have the amazing energy buzz I once had I am still feeling pretty good and my muscle is back.

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on March 23, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I am following Paleo the best that I can however I am seldom able to obtain organic meat, etc. I eat chicken, beef, fish and pork. Also vegetables, spinach, greens available, sweet potatoes, caulflower, etc. Fruit of various kinds. I drink 2 cups of coffee for breakfast.

I am female, 79 years old, go to the gym 3 times a week. weigh 135, have lost 10 lbs since beginning. I like that but do not like the loss of energy. I am not saying the loss of energy is more but I feel the same as before diet.

I ate more in the beginning but now am not as hungry and eating a little less. This morning I ate a can of tuna fish and some sauerkraut for breakfast. For lunch I will have chickien and a couple of veggies.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on March 24, 2014
at 06:34 AM

Do you take CoQ10? If not, grab some.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

(995)

on March 24, 2014
at 06:32 AM

The fact that you lost weight would imply that you're eating less food than your body needs for its energy requirements, so it's forced to burn its own reserves to make up the difference. You said you "ate more in the beginning", so, it sounds like you're eating even less now. Hitting the gym 3 times a week seems like a lot of work too.

It could be that you're just about 80, you're eating a calorie restricted diet, and you're training almost every other day with two cups of coffee on top.

Then again, it could be something sneakier like your electrolytes. Look into bone broth.

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