Hungry and tired all the time?

Answered on November 29, 2013
Created November 26, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Ive just entered my 4th week of paleo and ive changed quite a bit. My arms and thighs are leaner and my upper belly is a little smaller though my lower belly hasn't changed at all which is strange but I'll wait it out.

Im just so tired and hungry all the time. I sleep 7-8 hours a day, as much as I can get. Im quite active, I walk around campus each chance I get, I get my dose of sunlight, I jump rope 3 -4 a week for 30 minutes and strength train along with that (pushups, lunges, squats, planks). But I haven't in a few days because I pulled a leg muscle.

This is sort of wat I usually eat:

Breakfast: 3 eggs, half an avocado, 1 tbps of olive oil and sometimes a bell pepper

Lunch: watevers on the table but mostly lamb or beef kebabs with salad

Dinner: a huge salad with lettuce, cabbage, olives, tomatoes, bell peppers, pickles, and watever meat I find in my fridge, 2 tbsp of olive oil

Snacks: nuts or fruit or some dsrk chocolate.

I dont measure my weight on a scale, I just take pictures each week and to be honest, ive barely seen a change. Does this mean im doing something wrong or it'll just take time? And my energy? Im half asleep right now.

I avoid all grains, dairy, and sugar except for obvious trace amounts.

Im 18, female, 114 pounds, 162 cm. Im just looking to get leaner and energetic.

Thanks ???.

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on November 29, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Get a handle on your total calories & your macros...with something like


my thinking, fatigue is often a sign not enough calories. Once you get an idea of your macros you can adjust them accordingly. Also it's typically unnecessary to consume oil separate from food, use oil as salad dressing. You need sufficient protein to build some muscle along with fat or carbs to fuel your activity.

I agree with @Bukowski ...... at your height, 114 is tending to the low end of weight but depends on your BF %.

Here's a link to a model that uses age, gender & waist measurement to get an estimate on BF%.


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on November 27, 2013
at 01:50 AM

Do you eat the same food daily? If yes, maybe you should diversify your diet.

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on November 26, 2013
at 05:08 PM

Cutting out carbs to get more energetic? That's like trying to get a tan in the basement. My recommendation is to increase your carbs.

And your weight is perfectly fine, I'd say for a female at your height even a tad too low.

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