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    Sleeping all the time

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    Hi, I wonder if you can give me any insight about this. I've been paleo for six weeks, and would have got through the low carb flu by now if I was going to get it, I would have thought. I'm sleeping like the dead from 10-6 each night, but find I am also tired mid-afternoon, and can easily sleep for another hour and a half then, if it is possible. Energy levels don't seem to have risen much yet either. I've lost 3 kilos though.

    I'm eating as shown below
    Breakfast - smoothie, with banana and another fruit, kefir and raw milk, plus a bit of macademia nut butter and some Omega oils/ or bacon and eggs
    Lunch - meat or fish and salad, with tomatoes, beets, carrots and often an avocado
    Snack-some nuts and raisins
    Dinner - meat and roasted veg. Possibly a home-made ice cream and some berries to finish
    I also generally have a couple of glasses of white wine with dinner.

    Any ideas how I can reduce the tiredness, please?

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    Exercise? Sunshine?

    I've been really sleepy lately myself. But for me I think it's a time of year thing. It gets really foggy here and the gloom just makes me want to sleep.
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    I get ridiculously, unreasonably tired when my thyroid is out of whack. Maybe it's time for a check up?
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    Thanks for the feedback. Funnily enough, I'm going to get myself tested for thyroid function this Friday, so that base will be covered. As far as exercise and sun is concerned, I have a dog which I walk regularly, and try to get out into the sun as often as possible (not that the weather in the UK recently has been very helpful for this).

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    The thyroid tests have come back fine. However, it looks like my testtosterone levels have dropped through the floor. Maybe that's what is causing this slump

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    Try dropping the wine? I am always sluggish the day after having any alcohol. I didn't notice it pre-Primal, but boy I do now. I had one glass with dinner last night, slept fine I thought, but woke up groggy which is not the norm. I will probably drag all day now. I am pretty sure for me it is blood sugar related. I feel hungrier the next day too. Alcohol can also lower testosterone, so if that is an issue I would consider eliminating it.

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