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    Question Getting through the low carb flu

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    Hey Everyone!

    I am fairly new to this LCHF...I would appreciate any tips to help reduce my crankiness and just feeling blah. I feel tired and barely have enough energy to get through my workouts. Am I correct when some people hot water with bouillon,to help with this? Is there anything else I can do?

    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyloh View Post
    Hey Everyone!

    I am fairly new to this LCHF...I would appreciate any tips to help reduce my crankiness and just feeling blah. I feel tired and barely have enough energy to get through my workouts. Am I correct when some people hot water with bouillon,to help with this? Is there anything else I can do?

    Thanks so much!
    First to start the carb wars!

    Why are you doing LC? You need glucose to fuel workouts so you might want to stop working out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    First to start the carb wars!

    Why are you doing LC? You need glucose to fuel workouts so you might want to stop working out...
    I lowered to my carbs,so that I can add more healthy fats to my diet...such as HWC,Coconut oil,avocados and a some nuts.

    I have to say though,I am about 4 pounds away from my goal weight. I weigh 129,my goal is 125 lbs.

    Being that i don't have much to lose,are you saying that I shouldn't be lowering my carbs to make room for more healthy fats in my diet?

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    I think sometimes it's helpful- just like you would with a new exercise program- to ease into eating lower carb. I already didn't eat processed foods or simple carbs before I went to PB, and I never got the carb flu. I also tend to listen to my body and if I need more carbs one day, I'll have more carbs, and then cut back again the next day. Interestingly, I find my weight loss whooshes actually tend to occur the day after a carb binge which seems counter-intuitive but there you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleRiverDee View Post
    I think sometimes it's helpful- just like you would with a new exercise program- to ease into eating lower carb. I already didn't eat processed foods or simple carbs before I went to PB, and I never got the carb flu. I also tend to listen to my body and if I need more carbs one day, I'll have more carbs, and then cut back again the next day. Interestingly, I find my weight loss whooshes actually tend to occur the day after a carb binge which seems counter-intuitive but there you go.
    Thanks for your response!

    Maybe I'm dropping my carb grams too fast?

    Today,I ate 71 grams of carbs. I used to eat 150+ of carbs a day.

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    For working out this is my usual routine:

    M-W-F,I lift heavy weights for about 30-45 minutes...following by a 20 minute low impact HIIT.
    On T-T-S,I do 30-45 of steady state cardio.

    It's really hard to change the way I've been doing things. I know another lady who eats Paleo and she doesn't work out as much as I do. She is so lean too!

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    I added sweet potatoes to my diet. I was sooo tired I couldn't stand myself. Until I figured out how much my body required it was a struggle. Also, some advice I got was make sure you are getting plenty of sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatfran View Post
    I added sweet potatoes to my diet. I was sooo tired I couldn't stand myself. Until I figured out how much my body required it was a struggle. Also, some advice I got was make sure you are getting plenty of sleep.
    Hi!

    I did eat about 4 oz prior to working out for lunch,plus a few berries. I do need to get more sleep though,I will try to up my zzz's!
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    Hey, you will get some great help on the other thread you posted in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Hey, you will get some great help on the other thread you posted in
    Thanks Ayla,I'll be checking the other thread...for sure!
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