I Feel Awful and Can't Figure Out Why
I'm about 3 weeks into Primal living. It hasn't been a huge change because before that I lived pretty clean - gluten, dairy, sugar free, alcohol free etc. I most certainly didn't eat processed or junk food. I'm 100% on track with primal food and exercise.
I guess the biggest change is that I've given up all forms of sugar and sweetener, which means I'm not eating any fruit or using stevia. I'm not missing the fruit, nor am I hungry or craving anything. I feel very satisfied with my homemade broths, homegrown vegies, mostly greens, and yummy fats like coconut butter, avocado and activated almonds and pepitas and of course my eggs, chicken, lamb and beef.
I'm puzzled that I feel dreadful and each day feel a bit worse. I'm exhausted, so that my fitness plan is a matter of will power and determination rather than pleasure. I'm a bit muddled in the head and feel low emotionally. I just can't find my zippety do da!
The only other thing that's changed is that I've stopped taking my supplements - B complex, C and a magnesium complex. The cramps that have plagued me for years are getting much worse (I wake up screaming in pain at night) but I don't want to take the supplements because most of it ends up in the toilet (sorry to be so graphic).
I also have GERD and since going primal have had no pain or reflux. I'm taking a HCL supplement which I think is helping.
Can any of you experienced folk see where I might be going wrong?
Thanks a lot for reading this long saga. I'm at a loss to know what I should do.