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  • #16
    i just bought some coconut oil. . . it smelled so good. i ate a teaspoon and felt great for hours!!! however, i will try cooking with it instead. some people put in it their coffee as well.

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    • #17
      OMG - I'm so happy to hear that. I decided to go primal ten days ago. I haven't had a hard time staying away from the grains and sugars and processed foods but starting two day ago I've felt awful. Nausea, headaches, fatige, low energy etc. I thought I was getting sick. I'm losing pounds/inches already but will be glad when I feel better. Now I know just to keep with it and things will improve! Thanks!

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      • #18
        Hello everyone,
        I've been on PB for about 2 weeks and to be honest I don't feel well at all. I struggle with all the same symptoms as above, headaches, fatigue, lethargy, irritable, fogginess, trouble thinking, a tightness at my temples and not being mentally sharp and in general I have no motivation. I hope this passes soon because it is actually starting to affect my performance at work. I eat about 75g of carbs/day, do you think I should increase it? Calories are correct according to Fitday.com.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Wade View Post
          Hello everyone,
          I've been on PB for about 2 weeks and to be honest I don't feel well at all. I struggle with all the same symptoms as above, headaches, fatigue, lethargy, irritable, fogginess, trouble thinking, a tightness at my temples and not being mentally sharp and in general I have no motivation. I hope this passes soon because it is actually starting to affect my performance at work. I eat about 75g of carbs/day, do you think I should increase it? Calories are correct according to Fitday.com.
          In my opinion, and it is only my opinion, i would say yes, increase your carb intake. I'm not sure i really understand the low carb all or nothing mentality, it's not healthy to me.

          Eat things like parsnip, skinless yams(and butter gaaah), squash, and some fruit etc, because.....and understand this....they are not evil. Going from high refined carb/sugar diet to a low carb diet is pretty hellish, and i think unnecessary. Many people just make themselves unhappy.

          The key to this way of eating is first- Quality. That means quality protein, carbohydrate, and fat. I'm not saying eat yams 3 times a day, i'm not even saying starchy root veg 3 times a day. i'm not saying, eat 10 pieces of fruit a day. But don't deprive yourself of this stuff just because of something you've read. These carbs are still 'primal'. When you have the quality of food down and are comfortable with that, THEN think about dialing in the food choices to an even greater degree. It depends on your goals.

          With that said, i still think that if one is low carbing it, it would still be beneficial to eat a yam every now and then, and the starchier veggies when you feel you need to. But first of all you need to get used to eating quality food, and not dig yourself into a no carb hell-hole.

          Thats my 2 cents, may or may not be right, so take it or leave it. But getting oneself caught up into the dogma of low carb/zero carb is a one way street. Strachy veg is very useful if your activity level is quite high also.
          Last edited by Rocco Hill; 03-02-2011, 03:27 PM.

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          • #20
            It's good that you've been doing daily walking. I would recommend that you start doing some sort of strenuous exercise two to three times weekly, whether it's lifting, biking, playing sports, etc. This, along with everything else recommended in this thread, will help to give you more energy. I know this might sound like the last thing you want to do, but exercise works in a weird way -- the more you do, the more you'll want to do.

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            • #21
              thanks guys. I will try uping my carbs a little to see if it helps, if successful then I can slowly decrease the amount. I try it at 100 - 125 g of carbs or so and more on days that I lift weights if I still feel brutal. BTW Tarek, thanks for your input however i do lift presently 2-3 times a week and walk 2 hours/week but I will try a little more slow cardio to see if it helps as well. thanks again fellas

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              • #22
                I have been primal/paleo for 2 years and believe I have my first low carb flu. I am just trying to clean up my act a bit and have not been hungry. Been fighting migraines, fatigue and awful brain fog for the past week. Today I had a full blown migraine and it was cured by a spoonful of frosting ( butter, sugar, cocoa powder). I thought I had something like hormones off or a sinus infection but neither of those have ever been cured by a little frosting! I already take Mag every day so will add potassium next to see how I do tomorrow. Thanks for the tips in this thread. So great to be able to search here for lots of answers even after eating this way for so long!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
                  I have been primal/paleo for 2 years and believe I have my first low carb flu. I am just trying to clean up my act a bit and have not been hungry. Been fighting migraines, fatigue and awful brain fog for the past week. Today I had a full blown migraine and it was cured by a spoonful of frosting ( butter, sugar, cocoa powder). I thought I had something like hormones off or a sinus infection but neither of those have ever been cured by a little frosting! I already take Mag every day so will add potassium next to see how I do tomorrow. Thanks for the tips in this thread. So great to be able to search here for lots of answers even after eating this way for so long!
                  It was as simple as sugar suppressing stress hormones.

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                  • #24
                    Or a chronically high blood sugar coming down as was my case.

                    Don't be afraid of salt unless you have a current BP problem. It's a necessary nutrient and one we are especially good at craving our requirements of. DO eat whole salt, Himalayan or Celtic.

                    Broth and avacados are great (avacados are high in potassium). I like to take one, split in half and sprinkle cayenne pepper and salt on it. Yum! Miracle noodles or kelp noodles and broth with some added salt, garlic and a touch of black pepper-- almost like ramen noodles.

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