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    So I started eating primal by eliminating grains from my diet about 4 days ago. I felt pretty good the first 2 days, however the last two days have me feeling very tired with low energy. Anyone know why or what I can do about it? I have been eating fruit, so I know it isn't just a lack of glucose in the bloodstream.

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    I found that eliminating grains helped increase my energy (no more carb crash). Good healthy protein shakes help, a lot. I wonder if your fatigue is related to something else? Caffeine?

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    • #3
      Depending on your carb intake (how much fruit?) you could be suffering from the carb flu. It will go away once your body adjusts to the new diet. Could be a day or two, could be a week or two, you just need to be patient. Don't give up, it's totally worth it.
      Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread17722.html

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      GW 140 lbs
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      • #4
        Everyone is different. Some people report that they have more energy immediately upon quitting grains. Others, like me, went through a period of fatigue at the beginning. Here is my thread - I seriously considered giving up because it was unbearable long-term. But it passed after a few weeks and now I have more energy than before. Not much more but I think there has been an improvement.

        I hope this helps.

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