Is fruit making me tired?

Answered on December 02, 2013
Created December 01, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I know I've asked way too many questions like this, but this is one really getting to me.

Pre-paleo, I'd eat 5-6 servings of fruit a day and 2 or 3 chocolate bars. Only now do I realize the amount of sugar i was consuming. ever since going paleo, I've limit my fruit intake to 3 servings maximum and completely cut out refined sugar. The thing is, I don't feel any different. Even though I'm consuming less sugar, I still feel equally tired.

So should I limit my fruit further or just completely cut it out?

Or is it too early to feel that boost of energy everyone's talking about?

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on December 02, 2013
at 03:25 PM

How long have you been Paleo? Give it months before evaluating if it works for you. Figure out if you are getting enough fats, protein and complex carbs. In my case I lowered my fruit consumption to an apple, banana or grapefruit, no more than once a day. I increase veggies to compensate as less sugar in my case is better. You don't state you stats as to h/w/age so are you still tired because you are out of shape?


on December 02, 2013
at 02:52 PM

Keep it up. Experiment with some different things-- maybe it is your fruit intake, maybe it's the chocolate, maybe you can't tolerate nuts or dairy or (insert other food here). It takes time to find your sweet spot of the foods that make your body happy. Try different things. Cut out all fruit for a week or two-- it can't hurt you, and you'll have an answer as to whether it's the problem or not. Also, make sure you are actually sleeping enough! If you don't get sleep, you'll be tired no matter what you eat.


on December 02, 2013
at 01:06 PM

I don't think that fruit doesn't make you tired. Try to reduce eating chocolate bars. If you still face such problem better consult a doctor.

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on December 01, 2013
at 02:13 PM

"...everyone's talking about". The ratio of people that eventually crash on low carb paleo vs. the ones that do good on it long term is more like 50:50. Far from something "helping everyone".

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