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    It's all I can do to get down three eggs, 4 sausages and a green salad this morning. The process is making me feel so tired I just want to lie down and sleep. What happened to all my energy? Any ideas?
    || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
    My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
    AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

  • #2
    You cut out all your carbs. Coming from someone who went primal in June, cut carbs to less than 50g for several months, and now has to deal with low testosterone and low thyroid: you need to eat more carbs.

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    • #3
      I haven't cut out all my carbs actually. I get plenty of greens and veggies and nuts and the odd fruit, not to mention 3-4 Tbsps raw honey per day.
      || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
      My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
      AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aliophile View Post
        It's all I can do to get down three eggs, 4 sausages and a green salad this morning. The process is making me feel so tired I just want to lie down and sleep. What happened to all my energy? Any ideas?
        I'm a big eater and it would be all I could do to hope to knock back three eggs and four sausages, forget the salad;-)

        You are simply switching from carb to fat burning and it takes a little time. Relax and maybe try smaller portions at first.

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        • #5
          I just noticed the honey consumption--that much won't help you convert to fat burning. I really suggest cutting that and the fruit at first to get your body processing fat--try the medium-chain fatty acids like butter & coconut oil. Easier for the body to convert to burnable fuel.

          Hang in there and you will feel better. Fruit and honey just delay the process I'm afraid. . .

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          • #6
            I'm the same way~ if I eat breakfast, I'm done for the day energy wise~ and if I eat any carbs in the morning, I just want to graze the day away. Only thing that really works for me is IF~ in particular, Fast-5. Maybe you're like me~ function best on an empty stomach~ save the digestion for night, after the work (hunting/gathering) is done.

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            • #7
              It's probably just the overall large consumption of food. Big meals require lots of energy to digest.
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              • #8
                I've been 100% for exactly a week. Days 2-5 were just as you describe. But it seems to have passed the last couple days and I'm sleeping soundly, when I'm supposed to.

                I'm fairly certain the fatigue was just my body's way of telling me it wants pizza! I just told it to piss off and gave it protein, fat, and veggies. Now, just 7 days later and I feel fantastic. Although I did take an hour nap this afternoon (hey, it's Sunday), I got right up and got busy with plenty of refreshed energy. The stamina increase I'm already feeling is remarkable.

                Hang tuff... and gimme' some of that sausage!
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                • #9
                  denasqu we're on the same timeline - how fun : ) thanks guys. I was eating all that protein because I'd been reading somewhere on one of these threads regarding the work of Jack Kruse and leptin sensitivity that you should eat 50g protein 30 minutes after you get up ... my hormones are seriously out of whack and I wanted to give that a go. I've begun supplementing with iodine and I'm hoping to see and feel some major improvements soon.

                  After my tiring big breakfast I laid down for an hour but then had loads of energy and put on some british invasion tunes from the 80s and had a little dance. I must not have been that tired after all. Of course Bow Wow Wow is like an energy injection.

                  There's way too much info on this site for a newbie - that's what I'm having most trouble digesting, I think!

                  I'm cutting back on the amount of food because I get on just fine with a couple eggs and a green salad in the morning. As long as I don't feel headachey I'm totally fine with a very gradual fat loss, though I can already see an improvement after just one week, despite my crazy large breakfasts.
                  || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
                  My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
                  AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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                  • #10
                    Good idea : )

                    Originally posted by missblue View Post
                    I'm a big eater and it would be all I could do to hope to knock back three eggs and four sausages, forget the salad;-)

                    You are simply switching from carb to fat burning and it takes a little time. Relax and maybe try smaller portions at first.
                    || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
                    My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
                    AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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                    • #11
                      I love the idea of IF and intend to try it once my migraines go away. I'm afraid if I don't eat at this stage that I'll get one, as I've done in the past. But I will say that I only have to eat two meals per day and I'm not hungry the rest of the time which is awesome!

                      Originally posted by Nady View Post
                      I'm the same way~ if I eat breakfast, I'm done for the day energy wise~ and if I eat any carbs in the morning, I just want to graze the day away. Only thing that really works for me is IF~ in particular, Fast-5. Maybe you're like me~ function best on an empty stomach~ save the digestion for night, after the work (hunting/gathering) is done.
                      || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
                      My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
                      AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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                      • #12
                        Am definitely going to cut back as of tomoz!

                        Originally posted by kevingeary View Post
                        It's probably just the overall large consumption of food. Big meals require lots of energy to digest.
                        || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
                        My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
                        AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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                        • #13
                          I would really suggest - and this may be quite counterintuitive to disregard info - forget everything about Jack Kruze, leptin, intermittent fasting, blah blah blah, and just spend a good month getting better at doing the basic stuff in PB - the stuff in my sig. Stay off the boards, take some long walks, read the book, read it again. IF you encounter specific difficulties and have problems that need solving, then after a month or two of regular PB, come back and ask some Qs. I'm not trying to be unwelcoming, I'm suggesting that most of the stuff on this board is either overanalysis, geeking about nutrition and fitness (for the purpose of learning for learning's sake), or odd fringe diet stuff that gets tacked on to PB. You'll get the benefits of PB no matter how much protein you eat for breakfast - many, many of us have, and you can too. Good luck!~
                          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for your perspective, tfarny : )

                            Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                            I would really suggest - and this may be quite counterintuitive to disregard info - forget everything about Jack Kruze, leptin, intermittent fasting, blah blah blah, and just spend a good month getting better at doing the basic stuff in PB - the stuff in my sig. Stay off the boards, take some long walks, read the book, read it again. IF you encounter specific difficulties and have problems that need solving, then after a month or two of regular PB, come back and ask some Qs. I'm not trying to be unwelcoming, I'm suggesting that most of the stuff on this board is either overanalysis, geeking about nutrition and fitness (for the purpose of learning for learning's sake), or odd fringe diet stuff that gets tacked on to PB. You'll get the benefits of PB no matter how much protein you eat for breakfast - many, many of us have, and you can too. Good luck!~
                            || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
                            My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
                            AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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                            • #15
                              My take on this~

                              There is so much info because everyone is different! Start with basic PB and then learn your own body and how it functions best. Some need a big breakfast, others, small or none (like me) Some do best with low carbs (under 50) some need more (100+) I'm finally listening to my body again, instead of CW and so called *experts*!

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