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Super nauseous 4 weeks in...and doing decently well on carbs and fats

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Hi there...I felt fantastic the first 2 weeks I did Paleo...and now I am super nauseous and feeling awful, distracted, no attention span. Started a week ago, and now into week 2 I've actually been throwing up a little today.

I'm averaging about 100g fat, 80-100g carbs, and 80ish g protein each day. Any suggestions?? Should I up my carbs even more? I feel like I am already pretty high... Am I eating too much fat? Any advice is greatly appreciated. I went Paleo to help with other digestive issues, and now it seems like I've just traded them for new ones :(

Thanks in advance for your help and advice!!!

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on July 02, 2013
at 03:27 AM

Could you be allergic to nuts? I'm thinking more bacon and eggs for breakfast than nut porridge. Also, you are definitley going to experience low-carb flu.

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on June 26, 2013
at 02:48 AM

I suppose it's possible. I had a simple nut porridge for breakfast so can't figure out how that could have been tainted. But that doesn't help with the latent onset nausea. Normally people have it the first week or so from what I read...but it didn't hit me until almost week 3 and has been bad for the last 2 weeks.

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on July 16, 2013
at 11:40 AM

You didn't mention your gender. Could you be pregnant?

Or, if you are a woman and definitely aren't pregnant, it's possible that your diet is causing your hormonal levels to adjust, giving you nausea at certain points in your cycle.

Also, have you added new supplements to your regimen with your new eating? B-vitamins especially can cause nausea, but I find that fish oil can mess with my cycle, which would cause the hormonal shift I mentioned above.

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on June 26, 2013
at 01:19 AM

Throwing up a little doesn't sound right. Is it possible you have stomach flu or food poisoning?

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on June 26, 2013
at 02:48 AM

I suppose it's possible. I had a simple nut porridge for breakfast so can't figure out how that could have been tainted. But that doesn't help with the latent onset nausea. Normally people have it the first week or so from what I read...but it didn't hit me until almost week 3 and has been bad for the last 2 weeks.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

(3043)

on July 02, 2013
at 03:27 AM

Could you be allergic to nuts? I'm thinking more bacon and eggs for breakfast than nut porridge. Also, you are definitley going to experience low-carb flu.

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on July 16, 2013
at 09:10 PM

I had this happen when i started taking a new multi-vit with high levels of vit D. Iron will also do this to me. I blamed it on eliminating dairy, which was partially to blame because I wasn't getting the usual dairy fat from my morning smoothie, so there was less "cushion" for the new (and potent) vitamin

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on July 16, 2013
at 03:33 PM

Are you using any alternative sweeteners? I have felt nauseous in the past from xylitol and stevia.

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on July 02, 2013
at 06:59 AM

Sounds like you're in ketosis and encountering keto-flu. Boost your carbs a bit and see what happens.

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on July 02, 2013
at 03:21 AM

Sounds like either your body rejecting your new diet temporarily or you got sick somehow.

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