Getting Enough Nutrition and Calories
This has probably been talked about before but I needed some specific help. I'll try to keep this short and sweet.
Went strict paleo last year for a month. I do believe that I have gluten sensitivity. By day 3 my bloated stomach had started to go down. However, I could not maintain the lifestyle for a few reasons. Money, accessibility, and lack or organization.
I'm now back to eating poorly because I couldn't keep up with paleo (and I was always hungry). But because of that I realize that I am not well (aches, pins and needles, same IBS problems, low energy etc)
Unfortunately, one of the things that happened when I was on paleo was...my hair started to thin, which has never happened to me before. That is making me really fearful of going paleo again. I can only guess it was because I wasn't eating enough or lack of nutrients or I suffer from leaky gut and paleo alone hasn't helped. To be fair, I was grain and sugar free, but maybe wasn't consuming other things. I really don't want to have to go to a doctor for help because I'm not too optimistic about what they can offer me diet wise. It took my hair 6 months to start growing back thicker (and that was on a very poor diet) and I'm not sure how to avoid it thinning again if I were to take up the lifestyle once more.
I cannot be sure but I believe I have leaky gut. There aren't a lot of foods that I have an immediate reaction to and often feel the effects days later.
What could be the problem? How can I go about healing (what I believe is) leaky gut without professional help?
1st Start: 8.25.12
SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150