Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Low energy page

  1. #1
    Nomad1's Avatar
    Nomad1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    284

    Low energy

    Primal Fuel
    I read about how much energy people have on Primal, but I'm not really experiencing that right now. I've been doing it since February and right now I'm really low energy.
    Are there things you do or take to increase your energy levels?

  2. #2
    SlimIcy's Avatar
    SlimIcy is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Providence, RI
    Posts
    219
    Eat more fat.
    Get more sleep.
    Take adequate vitamin D.
    Check macro-nutrients for deficiencies.
    Try a slight carb refeed (depending on how LC you're going).

    If all those fail check hormones.

  3. #3
    Nomad1's Avatar
    Nomad1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    284
    How do you check hormones?

  4. #4
    JKC's Avatar
    JKC
    JKC is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    1,026
    you may be too low carb. too low carb (below 50) saps my energy
    Karin

    A joyful heart is good medicine

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

    Mmmmm. Real food is good.

    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread29685.html

  5. #5
    jammies's Avatar
    jammies is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    4,522
    I have problems with extreme fatigue and have for many years. While switching to PB helped a ton, I still am not really normal. But recently I have been having very good energy. I have found that a combination of a few nutritional deficiencies combined with some sleep disruption was really sapping my energy. I have found these things helpful

    1. Get my Vitamin D levels checked and supplement in to the upper end of normal.
    2. Eat bone marrow and bone broths at least weekly.
    3. Eliminate all caffeine - annoying but very helpful.
    4. I use Mg oil and a good quality B vitamin with methylated B12.
    5. I seem to have several foods that contribute to fatigue - dairy is one. I think that it looks like nuts may be a problem too.

    It is a big problem to not have any energy....hope you can figure something to help.

  6. #6
    SlimIcy's Avatar
    SlimIcy is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Providence, RI
    Posts
    219
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad1 View Post
    How do you check hormones?
    Go to doctor, ask about hormones. (T3, T4 are what I hear the most about, but I have no direct experience.)

  7. #7
    Nomad1's Avatar
    Nomad1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    284
    I had my thyroid and those hormones checked last year and everything checked out.

    Maybe it's the weather, it's been so gloomy this year. My diet is pretty strict. I supplement with liquid Vitamin D, magnesium, sometimes fish oil.

  8. #8
    Acteon's Avatar
    Acteon is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    330
    Ditto on the Vitamin D. Having a smoothie with a table spoon full of chia seeds works pretty good also.

  9. #9
    Horsewoman's Avatar
    Horsewoman is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    1,510
    I have been dealing with fatigue for about 7 years. I found on whole30 I felt worse, I figure it was too low carb (I cut out fruit as well). Problem is increasing carbs means my blood sugar starts to become a rollercoaster and I get carb cravings again. It's a bit of a balancing act!
    Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

    Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

    Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

    "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
    Harold Whitman

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •