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    1 week in, feel and look horrible

    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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    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
    50 year old Male
    Current Weight: 195

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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"
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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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