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One day I can be fine, but other days I crash energy wise! I really do need some help Paleo crew!

Answered on September 07, 2013
Created September 06, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I have adapted Paleo for 2 weeks now and after a week I lost 7 pounds (probably just water weight). Since then I have seen it hit a brick wall; is this normal?

I work at a call centre, so my job is not active at all. I tend to graze on veg, one piece of fruit and a handful of almonds during my working day with my lunch consisting of leafy veg with chicken/tuna/beef.

Some days I have plenty of energy and some I just have none and have the urge to have a sugary snack to pick me up (which I have resisted!).

One major issue I have is breakfast. I have a cup of green tea which I know does not provide me with anything great, so I need some breakfast tips also! Something which is quick and easy (or is this maybe my downfall looking for a quick breakfast?).

I am also partaking in HIIT 3 times a week, and alongside it I adopted Paleo due to my trainer suggesting so.

I am open to as much criticism as possible, I just want to get things right and be able to see positive gains.

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on September 07, 2013
at 04:57 PM

You can even make them in the microwave if really crunched for time. Stir the egg every 6-10 seconds until done. Keeps them fluffy and not rubbery.

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on September 06, 2013
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do you tend to crash on days after HIIT?

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on September 06, 2013
at 12:09 PM

You'll need extra salt and lots of fat!

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on September 07, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Dried fruit really got me through before I adjusted.

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When I first gave up grains, dried fruit were what got me through. I don't need them much any more though. It must be the insulin sensitivity - I just had a blood test done and found out I am highly insulin senstive - woohoo!

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on September 07, 2013
at 02:19 PM

if i'm in a rush. the night before i boil a couple of eggs. then just eat them as you get ready. simple. protine is what i have. it take's time, done this for 6 months now and have lost 3 stone. paitence is the key...

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:03 PM

@allison 14

Thank you so much for the information, I will for sure look into ketogenic diet. Would you possibly recommend post-workout protein shakes because this is something I ave not incorporated?

@CD

Yeah I do find myself crashing quite shortly after my HIIT work out, any tips or recommendations on what I can do to stop this?

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on September 06, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Possible solutions:

It seems like you need to add more fat to your diet--if you are crashing, you are likely suffering from unstable blood sugar levels. Becoming fat-adapted will erase these issues. I highly recommend researching how to become fat adapated/ketogenic diet.

It may also be that you aren't consuming enough food, especially postwork out carbs--if you're doing 3 HIIT sessions a week, you are burning through your glycogen stores. Try incorporating some yams into dinner (carb back loading) or eat one post work out. Also try upping the calories (fat, protein) in all your meals. If you aren't consuming enough calories and you're doing high intensity workouts, your body is going to be shocked by cortisol, which will stall your weight loss. Don't put your body in starvation mode--I think that cravings are created when the body is screaming for calories or lacking nutrients.

For energy supplement--try adding 1 T MCT oil to your green tea or morning coffee. That stuff works wonders energy-wise: although it's a fat, your body treats it like a slow burning carb-- It helps with insulin sensitivity. If I put some in my coffee, I don't feel like eating until noon or 1pm (and I often eat breakfast at 5:30-6am), no hunger pains or light-headedness at all.

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on September 06, 2013
at 11:54 AM

You absolutely need breakfast to get you fired up! How about making scrambled eggs. They are so easy to make, and so quick. You can mix them with salmon, bacon, ham, veg.... So they are very versatile...

I just did a post about how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. Let me know what you think! http://paleopolly.com/2013/09/06/how-to-make-perfect-scrambled-eggs/

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on September 07, 2013
at 04:57 PM

You can even make them in the microwave if really crunched for time. Stir the egg every 6-10 seconds until done. Keeps them fluffy and not rubbery.

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