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    a big fat 0....as in energy

    Hi, I am hoping I can get some answers.
    I have been primal for 2 and a bit months. Have done well, lost about 8-10 lbs
    pretty close to 85% I do have an outing once a month. This weekend was a bit odd in terms of choices, but what I had, didn't sway me to cheat continuously and I am back on track. so I use that as my 15%.
    My problem is that I seem to be having 0 energy lately. I function, I do my job, I work around the house, but come 6-8 pm I am done, for example tonite was zumba, half way thru I am yawning and start slowing down my paces. I just seem to shut down. This is horrible especially in the bedroom I have no desire to do that either

    What info I can offer is that I am 46 female, 165 lbs. Very low carb...still trying to lose weight. I try and work out with weights 2x a week and zumba 1-2x per week, then the usual, work, house etc. I had labs done in March and the only thing was Vita D was low. (normal for me) Sun is back and I have been supplementing 10,000 a day

    Any tips or tidbits gratefully taken here.
    Thanks!!!

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    What are your macro ratios - fats, protein, carbs?
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    fat 65%, carbs 27%, protein 18% give or take a few percentages. I don't really track my food..only a couple of times to try and see why I wasn't losing weight...think I figured that part out, but what I did track gave me these numbers

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    Anyone???

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    Some people thrive better consuming more carbs. Without knowing how many calories you are eating, I can't tell if you are eating enough protein. When I was not eating enough protein, I was tired all the time.

    Try increasing your protein by 20g a day and consume more of your energy calories as good carbs.

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    Those macros seem low in protein especially if you say you are very low carb. For reference, I eat about 35% protein, 15% carbs and 50% fat on a low carb day. I'd look to eat more protein, less fat. I find too much fat makes me altogether sluggish.

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    More carbs! Yaay! Yaaay!
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    Estimating that I am getting between 1250-1500 calories per day...even on workout days (zumba and weights)

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    Are you hungry?

    More carbs and more food in general might help. Some people lose weight just fine without restrictions, just with real, good foods.
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    Not enough food, especially on workout days.
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