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by 0 · February 09, 2014 at 06:33 AM

I am in Week 2 of a Paleo reset (my first one) and I get EXTREMELY light-headed, with slowed speech and slower thoughts, and incredibly fatigued within minutes of eating certain meals. Yesterday I had a teaspoon of coconut oil when I woke up... (more)

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lilmonkey 0 · February 09, 2014 at 06:33 AM

Turns out I must have some allergy towards coconut products. I didn't eat any all morning and felt fine, then ate something cooked in coconut oil and the symptoms emerged. It's really weird, I get light-headed instantly fatigued and feel like... (more)

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by 0 · January 07, 2014 at 01:25 AM

I have been in ketosis for 3 weeks. I basically had zero carbs Saturday and Sunday and throughout the day yesterday I was getting dizzy when I stood up to the point I felt like I might faint. Last night i also started to get the shakes. I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 06, 2014 at 05:53 PM

Normal for newbies. It's usually dehydration and/or electrolyte imbalance and/or not enough calories. Read... (more)

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by 5 · August 18, 2013 at 07:09 PM

I have been following paleo/primal for almost a year now, even completed a whole 30 but over the summer have been much more lenient w/my diet, enjoying treats a little bit more frequently than i'd like to admit. Lately (over the past month or so)... (more)

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Paleo_Shmaleo 0 · August 17, 2013 at 08:55 PM

Ignore the troll. Post reported.

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by 512 · August 07, 2013 at 05:31 PM

I currently feel most alive around 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., when the sky turns dark. Sunrise, in summer, is currently around 5:30 - 5;45 a.m.  Sometime before, or slightly after that, I sense a temperature drop. Sometime around then, my energy is... (more)

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outriggercanoer 0 · August 07, 2013 at 09:19 AM

Adrenal fatigue? I felt exhausted in the day, would go to bed shattered and then have the most shocking nights sleep, only to finally doze off around an hour before getting up. Then it was like a remake from the night of the living dead, dazed... (more)

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by 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:15 PM

This has been discussed Ad Nauseum, I'll go ahead and ask anyway... 34 yo M, 6'1, 175lbs. My previous self: I eat and drink whatever, whenever. Always craving sweets and carb heavy foods. Running and hiking almost daily 2-6 miles plus, diy... (more)

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JD_10 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I can tell I went through something similar when I first started Atkins (not Paleo necessarily). What helped me through was eating. I would eat till I was uncomfortable stuffed. If I got any cravings for anything I would eat boiled eggs,... (more)

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by 5 · July 11, 2013 at 02:42 PM

I have been eating Paleo for 6 months now. I do eat rice and potatoes and but no other grains or gluten containing products. I am getting enough calories and eat till I'm full. At first I felt great and I lost 15 lbs bringing me to my ideal... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · July 11, 2013 at 12:18 AM

I have this - it is a mineral issue. For me, making sure I eat enough salt REALLY helps. I add a little salt to my water sometimes, and freely salt my food (I don't have much of a taste for salt, so I still don't use much). Those of us who don't... (more)

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by 455 · July 19, 2013 at 08:22 AM

About a year ago I woke up with a feeling of fullness in my left side, which I now believe was probably a swollen spleen from some sort of infection. About a week later that went away but since then I've been plagued with what I believe is some... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · July 05, 2013 at 07:22 AM

Uhm, many things that pop up into mind: low sodium, adrenal fatigue, metabolic syndrome or hypothyroid, or a combination of many. Are you under stress? If that's the case, try to relax and see if things get better. If not, according to what you... (more)

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by 993 · May 29, 2013 at 05:29 PM

Why is it that sometimes when we get hungry, we feel that empty, gnawing feeling in our stomachs, other times we feel weak, tired, lightheaded, or have a headache? why can't we just feel that gnawing feeling in the stomach and leave the more... (more)

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thatkate 0 · May 29, 2013 at 05:29 PM

From what I've learned, the former is literally an empty stomach and a need to eat for fuel and nutrients, and the latter is low blood sugar or a "crash." Stabilizing my blood sugar has completely eliminated the second set of symptoms for me,... (more)

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by 1190 · March 13, 2013 at 04:05 PM

I have been drinking bone broth everyday for a few months, and have felt dizzy about an hour after the last two times I drank it. I could be getting sick, but I am wondering if anyone has noticed a dizzy/light-headed sensation after drinking... (more)

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by 215 · March 19, 2013 at 06:37 AM

I have been having low blood pressure and have been feeling lightheaded for a couple weeks so I added carbs back to my diet.. I believe I went from about 50g per day to anywhere from 80 to 125. But the symptoms have only gotten a little better. So... (more)

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Andrew_King 0 · January 07, 2013 at 07:37 AM

How many veggies roughly for 100 - 200g carbs? I eat a little a breakfast, big salad at lunch and about 5 different vedge at dinner.

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by 571 · December 19, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I've had this issue for as long as I could remember. If I stand up too quickly, sometimes my sight will go black and I'll feel dizzy for a few seconds. Crouching has always been problematic. I guess I'm restricting blood flow while my knees are... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · December 19, 2012 at 11:56 PM

3 weeks isn't tons of time to let your body work its self out especially if your cheating still.. some people need a full month of 100% commitment before they really feel the benefits. Salt could be your issue, if you don't get enough but make... (more)

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by 215 · January 07, 2013 at 01:46 AM

I've noticed hat I am a lot more sensitive to certain foods since cutting out grains- like i feel sick to my stomach if I eat bread or a bite of someones burger.. But lately I have had a big problem with milk. I have always been lactose... (more)

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Jime 0 · January 07, 2013 at 01:46 AM

When I have pasteurized dairy I too feel lightheaded, dizzy and with mental fog. I don't get that with raw milk and organic goat cheese, though, those are the only sources of dairy I eat. I would suggest that if you cannot find raw dairy in your... (more)

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by 0 · November 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM

I've been on Paleo diet for 3 months and for past two months have been lightheaded and having trouble digesting. Dry heaves sometimes after lunch, feel the need to burp but can't. I'm thinking that I should cut back even more on meat and go more... (more)

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CDone 0 · September 21, 2012 at 02:25 PM

The Greek diet follows many of the paleo principals. The primary "bread" that is eaten is sprouted barley loaf and the sprouted, unleavened flat breads. If you are actually sprouting and rolling your own breads, then you can probably continue... (more)

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by 10 · August 22, 2012 at 06:44 PM

Hello everyone. I've read most of the related questions on alcohol, and although they give me peace of mind, I'd still like to share. I've been following the Paleo diet for the last 9 days. This past Sunday was the only day I had a croissant but... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 22, 2012 at 05:47 PM

Hey, Rhiana. This is very interesting because this happened to a friend of mine just last night! I had a pack of cigarettes on the windowsill near my balcony (not mine, honest, someone had left them there), and after we got back from dinner she... (more)

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by 120 · August 19, 2012 at 05:57 AM

can anyone tell me what is going on? i am a bit nervous because i have been feeling these symptoms for the past week...i try and have a good balance of fat, carbs, and protein at every meal and i aim for atleast 2500 calories a day (i'm 6 ft... (more)

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Primal_grok_ 0 · August 19, 2012 at 05:57 AM

Cold feet maybe fluke but the rest maybe due to dehydration and imbalance in gut flora due to antibiotics. I'd recommend taking probiotics. I heard yogurt maynot have plenty of it or u probably will have to eat a very large amount to get adequate... (more)

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by 1714 · April 11, 2011 at 01:46 PM

Here's a question that popped into my head today while I was in the middle of Body Pump at the gym. If you're not familiar with Body Pump, its basically 45-50 minutes of low weight high rep weight training for your entire body. It's fun. Anyway,... (more)

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Tara 0 · April 10, 2011 at 07:20 PM

For me, it was the regulation of my blood sugar. Before I went Paleo, I was hypoglycemic, so I couldn't go even 3 or 4 hours without food of some sort. Once I went Paleo, my blood sugar and insulin levels became stable. Now I can go an entire day... (more)

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by 2412 · April 10, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I'm trying to get onto the paleo diet, but I am so addicted to sugar, I can't seem to go much more than two days. My brain feels listless and groggy. I regard sugar as a drug because when I do take some, the elevation in mood is huge. I find... (more)

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Louisa 0 · June 27, 2010 at 07:18 PM

If there is only one thing you do, then it has to be buying this book: "Potatoes Not Prozac" by Kathleen Desmaisons, it will provide you with all the science, strategies, recipes, tactics and advice for cutting out sugar for good from your life,... (more)

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by 22684 · October 12, 2010 at 07:07 PM

I have a friend, very fit individual who changed diet only and now gets lightheaded when standing what nutritional deficiency can cause this? He's low carb lacto paleo

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Ed 0 · June 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Great suggestions so far. Also consider: 1) Iodine deficiency leading to hypothyroidism, or 2) Over-training