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    Sudden onset . . .

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    . . . weariness.

    Generally speaking, I don't get *low carb flu* when I go low carb, and this time was no exception. I cut the carbs cold turkey and began feeling amazing the very first day (don't ask how I manage to forget that feeling and go back to eating crap. I don't know. I'm hoping this time is the charm).

    Well, I guess it's like day 16 or 17 now and today I found myself suddenly exhausted. Like, sitting at my desk typing one minute, in dire need of a nap the next. (Which, listening to my body, I took).

    I haven't changed my eating habits since going low carb. I'm under 100g per day every day with about a third of those days ringing in under 50g. Yesterday was definitely an above 50g day, but today I've had nothing but eggs, a handful of macadamia nuts, and shrimp. I had the shrimp after I woke up from my nap. I'm eating around 3000 calories a day.

    I've been getting plenty of sleep. And my exercise levels are moderate. I didn't exercise at all today and yesterday was just an hour walk. In fact, come to think of it, I haven't engaged in an intense workout since last Tuesday.

    I know I should probably wait and see if this is a glitch or a pattern before asking about it, but it came on suddenly enough to kinda worry me.

    Has anyone else experienced or heard of anything like this?

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    Hi,

    This way of eating often causes rapid fluid loss which can cause electrolyte imbalance. The suggested solution is drinking 1-2 cups of bouillon per day. I find that 1 cup does the trick. It couldn't hurt to try.
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    Bouillon? Really? Can I use homemade stock? (My wife and daughter went vegetarian on me, so now I find myself with a freezer full of surplus broth that I used to go through pretty much as soon as I made it).

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    I think the main difference would be a bit of salt, if you don't salt your stock.

    Oh, and bouillon tends to get strained so it's clearish.
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    Hrm. I actually do salt and pepper my stock.

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    Then for this purpose, it should be interchangeable. Heck, I think unless you're a French chef, they're interchangeable.
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    I find the generic bouillon cubes to be easiest. They have alot of sodium. In fact my husband cringes every time I drink it, but he is not Primal, so what does he know.lol

    I would try your own stock first. Sounds delicious.
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