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    Is someone as difficulty with the adaptation?

    Hi,

    I've been on Primal for almost 1 month, and I don't feel any better at all. I didn't had this "switch" that one day everyone seems to wakeup as a new person with so much more energy. Instead, I've been soooooo tired and sick almost all the time. I got trouble sleeping, a torticollis, sinusite, I lost my voice (i'm a professionnal singer) and I had vomitting. I rarely have energy. Is that normal?

    For the first 2 weeks of the "diet", a lost so much weight. I'm already thin, a was then so skinny. Also, my skin looked it was getting better & cleaner (cause I always had a bit of acne). But then, the next 2 weeks, I put back my lost pounds (wich is good) and my skin is not as clean as before.

    I know that before I got Primal, I ate a lot of sugar and carbs and experienced those crazy after meal crashes, as bad as I could not even fonction normally for the whole evening.

    Can you give me some advices? I can't wait to feel energized.

    Thank you :-)

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    What do you eat on a typical day?

    I will say, though, that sometimes it just takes longer, even if you're eating great, if your past diet was pretty bad or there are other issues you're dealing with.
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    With vomiting and sinusitis I would say you have some bug.
    I can't see how cutting out grains, or what ever you did isn't going to make you vomit unless you added some food you were allergic too.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    vomiting, sinusitis, laryngitis, etc. are not signs of health. being sick makes you tired since your body is trying to repair itself. you should see a doctor. that being said, these are not caused by improving your diet, but something infectious.

    if you're going low-carb at the same time (are you?) that may add to your lethargy, as your body switches from sugar-burning to fat-burning. what do you typically eat each day?
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    Ernest Hemingway

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    Ooh, I just remembered that vomitting (absent other "sick" symptoms) can also come from taking vitamins, especially B vitamins, on a relatively empty stomach.

    Tried it once when I skipped breakfast, went to my work route, took my vitamins and promtly threw them up into a bush about 5 minutes later. Lesson learned.

    But it really does sound like you just plain caught something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RitaRose View Post
    Ooh, I just remembered that vomitting (absent other "sick" symptoms) can also come from taking vitamins, especially B vitamins, on a relatively empty stomach.

    Tried it once when I skipped breakfast, went to my work route, took my vitamins and promtly threw them up into a bush about 5 minutes later. Lesson learned.

    But it really does sound like you just plain caught something.
    Yeah I can't take vitamins on an empty stomach either. It makes me nauseous, plus I've read that you absorb them better when they're taken with food.

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    Thanks for the answers... :-)

    On a usual day, I'll have omelette for brakefast with few vegetables in it. With half a banana & almond butter.
    For lunch, I'll have a HUGE salad with a good source of protein such as chicken, shrimps or tuna.
    And for dinner, I'll have meat or fish or seafood with a big portion of vegetables or a salad on the side.
    I eat a lot of nuts as snacks, and I might have half an apple or few berries during the day.
    A bit of cheese sometimes, and dark chocolate, but just a bit... Is that ok?

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    are you eating enough? sounds like lots of lean protein? are you getting plenty of healthy fats too?
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    Ernest Hemingway

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    I think so. I eat a looooot of nuts, and I use olive oil as base for my dressings. I have avocados almost everyday and fish few times a week. I eat big plates and i'm satisfied after everymeal. What should I add?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreanne View Post
    I think so. I eat a looooot of nuts, and I use olive oil as base for my dressings. I have avocados almost everyday and fish few times a week. I eat big plates and i'm satisfied after everymeal. What should I add?
    loooooooooots of nuts? nuts are a garnish, not a food group. a serving is an ounce, which is about 20 almonds. they are a very easy food to overeat.

    cut back on the nuts and add animal fat. fattier cuts of meat, mackerel, coconut oil/butter, lard, tallow, etc.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    Ernest Hemingway

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