Getting enough fat?
I started PB on Monday and was feeling great already until today. Today I am feeling weak and light-headed. Is this an effect of eliminating carbs/sugar cold turkey? I am slowly trying to go primal. I am trying to go about this slowly (still eating my Kashi Go-Lean with skim in the morning) cooked chicken breast for a morning snack, LARGE salad with fish for lunch but I am still hungry. Hoping this will pass soon. LOVE this site!
Getting enough fat?
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
BTW, I am a female age 37, 5'6, 145 lbs. I am reasonably athletic (I run) but the weight is not budging and I am tired of being tired so I am trying Primal Blueprint.
Where are you getting your fats from?
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Hmm, maybe not.
Today I had about a tbs of shredded cheese and a tbs of ranch dressing. Not the right fat, I know..Yesterday I had about a handful of almonds.
Last edited by vanhelb; 10-27-2011 at 02:42 PM.
It's normal to be light headed and get flu-like symptoms as you adjust to burning fat more for energy and converting amino acids into glucose for yourself. It doesn't happen to everyone, but I think to most. It clears up as your body switches on the genes needed to deal with it, anything from a couple of days to weeks depending on the person. As mentioned above in the early stages especially eat plenty of fat to make the adjustment easier. Also at the start there is a shift of fluids and electrolytes so you lose salt and magnesium. It's worth having something salty like bouillon and taking magnesium supplements while you make the transition if you aren't feeling great (provided you don't have a history of kidney problems).