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Why do I seem to feel sick all the time?

Answered on March 03, 2014
Created February 28, 2014 at 3:24 PM

I have been paleo for 1 year now.

Here is what I eat ..

Mince (organic) and mackerel for brekkie with a piece of fruit (kiwi etc)

Mince (organic) and white rice (organic) for lunch with lots of extra fat (beef dripping grass fed)

Mince (organic), sweet potato, and a selection of veggies (organic)

Quite a good variety I feel.

Macros are generally .., 2400 cals .. with 130g of protein (worrying it is too much) 100g of carbs and 160g of fat.

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on March 03, 2014
at 03:48 AM

Could you give us more details? What makes you say you feel sick? What symptoms do you have? Otherwise it's hard to figure out what's going on. I personally don't think a lot of variety is an absolute necessity but if you feel something is wrong that's a sign some changes are needed!

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on February 28, 2014
at 03:45 PM

Like I wanna puke! feel a bit acidy once in a while! Which foods are high in purines/oxalates?

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on March 03, 2014
at 10:38 AM

How can you eat white rice and say this is paleo?! NO grain is paleo! Personally I'd also say that any starchy vegetable like sweet potato is also not paleo as they would have been unlikely to be eaten in their raw state by a caveman. I'd agree there is a lack of variety in your diet. Yesyerday I ate a huge plate of grilled salmon with an apple, pear, shredded cabbage and walnut salad (no dressing as I'm not a fan of lemon juice and oil dressing), homemade chicken curry (no salt) with peppers, mushrooms, celery and coconut milk and lots of spices, and a couple of fruit/nut snacks. And I was stuffed. The day before I ate the chicken curry and paleo pork meatballs with salad in a tomato and smoked paprika sauce. Today I will be having chicken stir fry with carrot, cabbage, pepper and mushrooms, flavoured with ginger and black pepper.

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on March 02, 2014
at 10:53 PM

If you eat the large type of mackerel, you might be having mercury poison by now if you eat the same thing every day. Moral of the story: never eat the same things every day.

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on March 02, 2014
at 09:32 PM

I am insulin resistant, so your menu would make me feel sick all the time as my blood sugar would be constantly spiking and then dropping very low before the next meal. I would feel tired, cranky, irritated, and weak as my blood sugar dropped, often with physical symptoms like headache, nausea, achiness, etc.

I don't know if that's what you're experiencing, but you might try reducing the carbs by replacing the fruit and rice with more veggies for a few weeks and see how you feel.

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on March 02, 2014
at 04:02 PM

Why do you eat the same think every day? Budget or you just don't like food? I would be feeling sick if all I ate was what you described, and I'd probably be depressed, too. If it's money, get sardines! Have them a few times a week. Add in some eggs! Enjoy a wider variety of veg! It seems to me like you are turning "paleo" into a "diet", and the best part of the movement isn't that you can lose fat - the best part of it is that you create your own way of eating from a framework and keep tweaking until you FEEL GREAT. If you feel bad, this menu plan isn't working for you. Eating isn't just choking down what you can to sustain yourself - it is also part of the pleasure of being alive. Well prepared food tastes fantastic - just because we don't eat processed food with all that extra junk in it doesn't mean we can't enjoy the food we DO eat. Start having fun with food! Learn how to cook! Watch some videos and start playing. Once your diet is more varied, I'll bet you'll feel better. Also, get some exercise out in the fresh air. Something tells me you are probably doing reps of something punishing in a gym. Go out and play like you were a kid. It'll do wonders! Best of luck!

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on March 02, 2014
at 04:30 AM

Please do be specific about your sick feelings.

My personal critique of your diet is that it doesn't appear to contain enough vegetables. (Perhaps if you had elaborated on your "selection of vegetables" at dinner I would have thought differently.)

Personally to attain optimal nutrition, I need to include a generous portion dark leafy greens in at least two meals. I tend to feel excellent when my main meals contain both raw and cooked vegetables. For example lunch will include grilled meat, steamed spinach, and a raw salad of a handful of parsley, a whole bell pepper, and cucumber.

Do you eat liver? Once a week is a must for me.

It's likely that you have some deficiencies. Try running week's worth of meals through cronometer.com to see nutrients you may be lacking.

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on February 28, 2014
at 03:36 PM

When you say you feel sick, what do you mean exactly? Have you had problems like gout/pains/acidity etc. (as you mention foods high in purines/oxalates)? I had a lot of mince lamb, spinach, sardines, nuts etc. and started getting major inflammation problems in toes, back and chest. Realised it was too much uric acid/oxalate build up. And was gutted because a lot of these foods are paleo foundation foods. But there are alternatives. Worth a look into.

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on February 28, 2014
at 03:45 PM

Like I wanna puke! feel a bit acidy once in a while! Which foods are high in purines/oxalates?

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