Low Carb Flu

Low Carb Flu

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I'VE LITERALLY WRITTEN THIS QUESTION 3 TIMES AND IT ALWAYS ERASES. So, I'm gonna type it ONE MORE TIME. Here goes :| I'm wondering about this mythical, magical Ketosis unicorn. I'm a female collegiate cross country runner. I'm not looking... (more)

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Patfiveshot 0 · May 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Just through my own personal experience as a paleo runner, I was in ketosis and fasted for 14 hours prior to a 10 mile race and ran it with a greater gain than the past two years. I hurt my knee, which was my fault as I didn't train for the... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Hi there :) I have a couple questions regarding Low-Carb Flu and adjusting to a gut-healing Paleo diet. I have a Candida/Leaky Gut issue, so I'm eating a clean Paleo diet with no fruit or grains. Lots of vegetables, lean meats, lots of bone... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · April 02, 2014 at 6:51 AM

How long should this last? Is exercise good or bad at this time? “Low carb Flu” Low energy, low grade headaches, moodiness, foggy mind and just all around lousy. Don’t worry it’s completely temporary. Dont worry about working out right... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I am 5 days into eating Paleo. I have been sticking to it about 90%. I have been eating lots of chicken, eggs, salad with lots of veggies, fruit, nuts, beef, even bacon! This is a major switch for me as I used to be a cereal, sandwich, pizza... (more)

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ebuffy 0 · September 14, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Thank you @Allison 14 I will have to also listen to that podcast. I just got a magnesium supplement at Whole Foods. Do you know how much to take? P.S. Will I lose weight on this way of eating even if I'm not trying to? I am really sick of... (more)

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by 161 · about 14 hours ago

I have been trying to shed some pounds of fat, switched up my diet to a more VLC type diet. Anyways cycling performance and hockey performance and sleep has all been great. I got up today, had a bit of green tea and when I tried to do my... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · June 08, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Sounds like you need to up your post-workout carbs. At least give it a shot and see if it helps.

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by 20 · about 14 hours ago

I started a Whole30 on Saturday (after taking most of the week to wean off of the limited number of carby foods I was eating). Felt fine first day. Sunday I kind of had weak and shaky symptoms, but they went away when I ate some squash with salt... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · June 03, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I'd suggest getting some potassium, if you haven't already. Your electrolytes might be off. Edit to add: bananas and sweet potoatoes are totally whole-30 compatible ;) As for answering the question, which I apparently find impossible to do if... (more)

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by 105 · about 14 hours ago

Hello everyone, first of all I'd like to say this will be kinda long post, so if you don't like to read, I am sorry. I started with low carb paleo 2 weeks ago, after 8 weeks of recovery from cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery). I was... (more)

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RK 0 · April 10, 2013 at 9:34 PM

You got a great answer from paleoDoc. Pls update with what you found out from your doc. My only question is that you said you have pain in the "right abdomen again." Is it pain in the same area, upper right? Or is in on the right side, but... (more)

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by 2626 · about 14 hours ago

Three days ago I switched from a diet with about 200g of carbohydrate a day to 80-100. The macronutrient breakdown is about 20% carb / 25% protein / 55% fat. I've been getting some well-known symptoms: brain fog, short temper, easily fatigued. If... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · March 25, 2013 at 4:28 AM

In my experience you're in what I like to call the carbohydrate zone of No Man's Land. Not low enough for ketosis but not enough to support any significant physical activity. If you're not going low enough to hit a deep ketosis why is your fat... (more)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

So my wife and I just finished Rob Wolfe's one month meal plan and are now a week in to "do-it-yourself" territory. We are trying to follow all the advice we've found (and I understand Wolfe's book is not the best source for doing paleo right, but... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · March 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Is there any chance you got "glutened" (for lack of a better word)? That's how I feel when I ingest something I've eliminated from my diet--grains or too much sugar. I feel sick and flu-ey--like I have a fever, but often with no fever. Body... (more)

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by 143 · about 14 hours ago

I've been paleo for about a month now but in the beginning i wasnt super strict withmy carb intake. I wasnt eating a lot of carbs but i would still have ice cream and sweet potatoes and beer (on my cheat day). For the last week i've cut out all... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Low Carb Flu: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/low-carb-flu/#axzz25cvZ9H50 Add in Carbs: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dial-in-your-carb-count/#axzz25cvZ9H50 Fat Adapted:... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hi, I'm on my 3rd day of the paleo diet and feel like I have an empty hole in my stomach. I also feel weak and shakey. In general I eat well, similar but with some brown rice or quinoa so it's not like it's a huge change, but with just meat and... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · July 18, 2012 at 5:35 AM

this is a VERY common phenomenon known as low-carb flu. this may help http://www.marksdailyapple.com/low-carb-flu/

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by 5381 · about 15 hours ago

Hey hey! I have quite a few questions here. I am on a low-starch (scd) and low-fodmap diet for digestive issues. For the digestive issues, its mostly going swimmingly. However, despite being at this for ~2 months, I am still seemingly having... (more)

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Josh_Singer 0 · July 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Do you know if you're lactose intolerant? You eat a lot of cheese daily, and that could take a toll on your digestive system if you cannot tolerate it well. May want to check that out. I know I love high quality cheese, but it usually forces me to... (more)

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by 158 · about 15 hours ago

My wife is having some severe "low carb flu" which is including severe nausea, the chills, flu-like symptoms, really bad body aching, etc It's been getting worse throughout the day. So far I've had her eat more fat, eat fruit, eat salty nuts and... (more)

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Laurie_D_ 0 · April 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Is it possible she actually has the flu?

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by 45 · about 15 hours ago

Some people include in their low carb flu symptoms things like swollen glands and worse acne. This sounds like candida die-off. They both involve fatigue and general malaise Are they the same thing? How can you tell if you have one or the... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 19, 2012 at 12:51 AM

You can't really tell them apart. On the SCD diet it's called "bacterial die-off", in the candida/GAPS circles it's called "candida die-off", in the Paleo circles it's called "carb flu", and in the keto circles it's called "keto flu". In reality,... (more)

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by 15 · about 15 hours ago

Hi, I have been eating paleo for almost 4 weeks now and I still don't feel great. The first few days were AMAZING. I had a ton of energy and all I wanted to do was work and get stuff done. Unfortunately after a few days I started to feel weak and... (more)

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Laura_23 0 · April 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I agree with the first reply. You may need a few more carbs. Maybe a piece of lower sugar fruits, or squash or root veggies. Paleo isn't meant to be low carb just for low carb sake unless you are trying to lean out. Listen to your body, there are... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

After a couple months off the boat I'm finally pushing through those sugar cravings and getting back to low carb, but this adaption phase is....awful. I've been "Paleo" for about two years, but I'm starting to think I never went through a proper... (more)

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Naomi_Most 0 · April 09, 2012 at 4:36 AM

I'm involved in training high-performance athletes that we push through "keto flu" in preparation for cyclic ketogenic diets designed to have them lean out to make a competition weight without losing any strength (often actually gaining... (more)

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by 323 · about 15 hours ago

Hi Peeps, The reason I ask this is I went for a meal on Sunday and felt shocking (LC flu) on Monday, however I'm wondering if this reaction is more hypoglycemia than the flu we describe? I have no idea how much sugar, corn flour etc.. was in my... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 03, 2012 at 1:49 PM

If you are low to very low carb - say under 50 grams per day - you have very likely induced peripheral (muscular) insulin resistance due to the high level of free fatty acids running around in your blood stream. Eating a high carb meal under those... (more)

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by 405 · about 15 hours ago

I recently decided to lower my carbs in order to have a diet which would better fit the 'low-carb' definition: from about 70-100g to 30-60g. I wasn't looking to lose weight--it was pretty much just an experiment to see how I'd feel and possibly... (more)

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julianne 0 · March 18, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Low carb decreases seretonin - hense the anxiety. If you dont need to be low carb - dont do it - too many side effects.

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by 123 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've been eating a paleo diet (plus heavy cream) for about 6 days now. I am very much in the "low-carb flu" stage at the moment - my previous diet consisting of mainly vegetarian food with lots of grains. I go rock climbing and... (more)

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Mike_Gruber 0 · November 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I remember how wasted I was when I went through that. Your body is adapting to a new fuel source right now ... give it a break and take a week or two off the other work you usually give it.

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by 1363 · about 15 hours ago

Can anyone who has experience the symptoms of a flu and think it might be due to low carb intake please answer the following questions. 1. How long after going low carb did it start? 2. What were the symptoms? eg headache, sore throat, dizzy,... (more)

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Witzelcheck 0 · November 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM

I didn't get the low carb flu from cutting the carbs, but I DID get them when I originally cut out wheat and dairy from my diet. Holy crap. It was aweful. My body went into shock and I just wanted to sleep for 2 weeks straight. I couldn't run. I'm... (more)

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by 180 · about 15 hours ago

Hi Everyone, This is my first post here. I had been close to Paleo for a long time last year before I ever heard about the diet. I was doing it more for reasons of Candida/yeast/psoriasis/etc reasons. I have always ate generally pretty... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 13, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Frankly, I think you are starving. With your energy output which is naturally built into your everyday, your size, weight and stated difficulty gaining weight, I think you need to rethink what you are eating. You mention "yeast/candida." Why do... (more)

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by 3315 · about 15 hours ago

A while ago I came across a hack about low carb flu where someone (I think it was the Quilt) recommended 5-htp to relieve the symptoms. I'm sorry I can't find the actual question, his answer may very well have been a comment within an answer and... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · July 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Because going low carb will limit your serotonin production. Taking 5-htp will promote serotonin recycling while you get used to low serotonin levels.

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by 200 · about 15 hours ago

My husband and I started a 30 day Paleo challenge on Saturday, so today is day 5. I did pseudo-paleo last week to try to wean off my beloved Diet Coke and ease into the plan a bit. My husband just jumped in cold turkey on Saturday. We have done... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · March 30, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Yes, if you stick to it, it will get better. Here's a great thread on low carb flu and lots of people's experiences: http://paleohacks.com/questions/20311/low-carb-flu-what-was-your-experience#axzz1I6pxNRZf Here are two "newbie" threads from one... (more)

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by 571 · about 15 hours ago

A little background: I have been eating paleo/primal since July of 2010. I've been gluten free and mostly grain free (95%) since then. I don't eat any legumes and with the exception of a 2 week period approximately a month ago, I do not eat any... (more)

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Dexter 0 · March 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Lots of fluids...bone broths used to do the trick for me And then I found low carb/paleo and supplementing with Vit D3. Since I started three years ago supplementing with Vit D3 10000IU for the first six months and then 5000IU ever since, I have... (more)

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by 253 · about 15 hours ago

Hi! It has been almost 9 days since i've started paleo diet. My current goal is to lose weight and enter into ketosis. The main problem so far im facing is fatigue. I'm sleeping 9-11 hours a day, cant concentrate properly. After meal i do get a... (more)

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bittykitty 0 · February 19, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Recovery is a long process.If you broke your hip in a car accident,would you be upset if you couldn't walk perfectly in 9 days?No.Slowly ease off SAD carbs with natural ones(sweet potatoes,potatoes if you can tolerate... (more)

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by 105 · about 15 hours ago

I've been eating low carb/paleo for close to a month now. I started right after I finished my monthly cycle last month. I did have a day or so of "low carb flu" that perked up with potassium supplements. I'm on day three of my first menstrual... (more)

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Louisa 0 · February 19, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Your uterus stores toxins over the month and when you menstruate, you get rid of these toxins. Your 'flu symptoms may simply be a result of these bound toxins becoming liberated. On a SAD diet most women do not feel this 'hit' during menses, but... (more)

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