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Is this due to the "grains/sugar" detox, or is something else wrong?

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  • Is this due to the "grains/sugar" detox, or is something else wrong?

    Hi! It's me again ><

    For a few weeks now, I have this problem where, if im walking up hill, or up stairs, my legs hurt, almost like cramping.
    Why is this happening? ( I "hit the wall" not too long before I started going Primal, if this affects anything, it's been a while now though)

    And another question ( sorry ) , I haven't really had a good appetite the last few weeks. My appetite is mostly present around dinner time, and because of my appetite i've lost weight ( and muscle? ). I wasn't overweight or anything, infact im quite the skinny type, so it's noticable and a few people have asked me " have you lost weight?"
    What is wrong with my appetite?

    Thankyou very much!

  • #2
    Cramping is common when people start paleo. It is usually due to magnesium or potassium deficiency, dehydration, or for the occasional person calcium. Drinking homemade chicken stock, adding a little sea-salt to some water and drinking it, or using a magnesium supplement usually takes care of it for most people. I take potassium supplement and use Mg oil on my skin - stopped all cramping/muscle fatigue for me.

    Appetite can cycle quite a bit with this WOE - it is very common. Give it a week or two and your appetite will likely come roaring back. I go in phases where I eat non-stop and then barely is a little more level now after a year, but still cycles. If you can, add in some organ meats, marrow, and bone stocks to make sure you are not getting any nutritional deficiencies.
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )


    • #3
      Oh I see! Home made chicken stock time .
      Ah good to see that it's not unusual
      Thankyou very much