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    Hello, i'm new here and I just wanted to get other's views on issues that i'm dealing with concerning the primal diet. I'm currently not eating grains, processed foods, and milk product (can't stomach them). Anyhow i've been doing this for about a week and having some interesting side effects. I was just wondering if this was normal or am I doing some damage to my body. I feel fatigued (but not as much as when I eat grains), my chest, possibly more my lungs, ache and I'm out of breath when I simply walk up stairs, etc. Also with animal fat I tend to get intestinal gas. Are these detox symtoms? Any replies are appreciated. Thank you.

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    It could definitely be detox, or 'carb flu' as it's sometimes called. Your body is being forced to start burning fat for fuel and it takes a little time for it to adjust. It should go away after a few days to a couple weeks and you'll start to feel much better. Hang in there!

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      What Barefoot said. And welcome!
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        Originally posted by Kit4 View Post
        Hello, i'm new here and I just wanted to get other's views on issues that i'm dealing with concerning the primal diet. I'm currently not eating grains, processed foods, and milk product (can't stomach them). Anyhow i've been doing this for about a week and having some interesting side effects. I was just wondering if this was normal or am I doing some damage to my body. I feel fatigued (but not as much as when I eat grains), my chest, possibly more my lungs, ache and I'm out of breath when I simply walk up stairs, etc. Also with animal fat I tend to get intestinal gas. Are these detox symtoms? Any replies are appreciated. Thank you.
        The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. Tips & tricks for starting (or restarting) low-carb Pt II

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