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Thread: Primal brain fog.

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    Primal brain fog.

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    To be honest, paleo wasn't a great jump for me. Basically just meant cutting the bread and grains and getting more fruit and nuts. It's coming up on a week now and I just don't seem to be 100% 'with it', kind of like I haven't had enough sleep. I also dumped the coffee about 4 days ago, not quitting for good, just seeing if I can.

    Has anybody else found this? if so does it clear up in time once your body adjusts?

    cheers

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    hi there im 10 days in and its slowly improving ... the name this forum seems to support is "carb-flu" and it certainly felt like that to me .. .
    browsing the forum everyone gets different degrees and for different periods of time ... i had a rotten headache for a week, and the "brain-deads" still there but as i said receding ..
    tht said there is a post somewhere from someone whos had it for six weeks .. now thats tough

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    You don't need to ditch coffee. If you were drinking a lot, just start cutting back.

    Are you getting enough sleep? Good sleep? You may need more right now. Read Mark's postings on sleep.

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    To rephrase your post for you "I just ditched carbs and caffeine - I'm almost a whole week in - anyone know why I might be tired?" You might try adjusting one variable at a time.

    Also, some here will reel in horror hearing you traded grains for fruit and nuts. FWIW, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blank_faceplate View Post
    To rephrase your post for you "I just ditched carbs and caffeine - I'm almost a whole week in - anyone know why I might be tired?" You might try adjusting one variable at a time.
    exactly.
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    I'm in the third day w/ no grains. I'm having major shakes and some light-headedness, and everybody who responded to my post said its pretty normal. Hang in there, you aren't alone!

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