Could you be developing an iodine deficiency? http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/I...te_Health.html
Greetings. Weird subject but I need advice or maybe a doctor.
I've been eating primal now for about 3 months and lost about
30lbs. Currently I'm 5'11" @ 196lbs. Before I went primal I had
no trouble what so ever urinating. Good easy flow. Hell, I could
stand outside and pee in my gutter, easily. Now I feel like I have
a narrowed hard flow which takes forever to pass. And afterwords
some leakage. WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING? More smelly too.
I defecate once every two days and sometime experience diarrhea.
My diet has been very heavy on flesh. Red meat, pork, & chicken.
Leaf lettuce and onion. My Carb intake for the last three months
have been less than 50gr a day. I'm definitely in Ketosis. I take
Omega 3's, D3 (4000iu's), and K2 (180mcg) daily. Butter, coconut
& olive oil. Almonds, walnuts, & avocado. My water intake is about
3/4 a gallon per day of well water. And the last few days I've been
thinking really hard about sugar binging.
My eating window is noon until 7:00pm everyday. My only wake up
beverage is a cup of hot green tea with a tsp of magnesium. I've
always had the mag & green tea so I know it's not that.
I'm way more active on primal, and I lift hard and walk a lot.
Should I back off? Please advise. Most grateful!
Low carbohydrate consumption does not actually mean automatically that you're in ketosis. If your fat comprises less than 65% (70% to be safe) of your total caloric intake then your body readily simply creates glucose from all of the excess protein that you're eating. This is really really not good for you body to be in for any length of time and can cause serious issues to a number of different organs including your kidneys.
"You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
Hi Keith - sounds like you might be missing the fat! You mention butter, coconut oil, and olive oil (and avocados), but maybe a sample day of food would give us a better idea of what you're eating?
There are a few threads around about eating more fat - I'll look for a couple of links and be back
EDIT: I can never find anything on this forum. For starters, though, here are a few outside posts:
The Nourished Life (recommends 50-80% calories from good, healthy fats)
Feasting on Fitness
Paleo Hacks is often a good place to nose around for varying points of view: "eat more fat"
I realize this isn't directly relevant to your OP but thought you might be interested. In short, low carb is less the point and more a consequence of eating more/better food, mostly protein and fats.
Last edited by beachrat; 02-03-2011 at 06:00 AM.
"If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman
beachrat's new primal journal