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  1. #1
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    1 week in, feel and look horrible

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    Hi all. I'm one week into the PB diet and feeling worse and worse! I am tired all the time, finding it very hard to get out of bed in the mornings even after 8 hours sleep, my skin and hair are dry and I'm breaking out in spots! Not good. I am an avid health and fitness fan, and have tried lots of different approaches before PB, my diet has been low carb for a few years now so I shouldn't be having this much trouble.

    I was feeling great on my diet before starting PB, but wasn't loosing enough fat so thought I'd try this out, any ideas what could be going wrong?

    Here is a typical day:

    protein shake, 3 eggs cooked in butter with vegetables and nuts

    2 tins of tuna, big salad, avocado, olive oil

    250g gass fed beef mince, olive oil, vegetables

    Also, I work out every other day with weights for 1 hour and I walk for 45 mins each day.

    In an attempt to remedy the situation, today I carbed up with 350g sweet potatoes and dropped the fat. Hopefully this is what I need.

    Thanks

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    What was your diet like before you started? Can you show us a typical day?
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  3. #3
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    Sure,

    rest day:

    1 scoop protein
    150g rye bread
    30g nuts

    3 eggs
    1/2 tbsp olive oil
    1 scoop protein

    250g beef/salmon
    avocado
    60g rice
    veg

    1 tin tuna
    1 tbsp mayo
    salad

    workout day

    1 scoop protein
    150g rye bread
    30g nuts

    3 eggs
    1/2 tbsp olive oil

    225g chicken
    1/2 tbsp olive oil
    100g rice
    veg

    225g chicken
    1/2 tbsp olive oil
    100g rice
    veg

    thanks

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    Are your vegetables just a side dish? Try bumping those up a bit. For one meal, try making a variety of vegetables the main course and adding some meat on the side, like Mark's Big Ass Salad.

    Edit: But when I say "like" I don't mean a salad, I saw you listed a salad. Kale, broccoli, onions, carrots, peppers, etc. I like to stir fry a bunch together for my morning meal.
    Last edited by DubleYoo; 12-18-2011 at 02:00 PM.

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    I didn't feel so good the first week either and I gained a pound to boot! As soon as you adjust to the diet and withdraw from the sugar you'll start to feel better! Trust me
    52 year old Male
    November Whole 30 Challenge
    Goal: 185lbs
    Nov 1st: 202lbs

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    Whats with the protein shake? Isnt the idea of primal to get off the reinef stuff and go to the source? I could never lose fat drinking whey isolate either, it was like fat glue in my body.

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    Did you add anything to the first week that you don't normally eat? A supplement? Dairy? A new protein powder?

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    Carb flu. Give PB a good month for your body to adjust. Carb flu happens, it sucks, but it happens.
    Height: 5'2"
    Starting weight: 180lbs
    Current weight 130lbs

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    Last edited by Dirlot; 12-18-2011 at 06:24 PM.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    If you are really struggling you could keep the rice for a week and just cut out the breads and other grains. Not ideal but it is a way to ease you in.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    Don't forget to play!

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