Low Carb Flu

Low Carb Flu

Low Carb Flu Questions

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by 0 · about 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 60 · about 6 hours ago

When I first began the paleo diet I had major detox or @low carb flu" symptoms for a full three weeks. Intense. I fell off the bandwagon (had PMS and major cravings). It's been maybe 3 weeks non paleo diet. Now that I am back to eating paleo,... (more)

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KA24 0 · December 04, 2012 at 1:41 PM

To a degree, maybe. However, by experiencing it before your body will acquire some flexibility with a change in energy sources. While I don't advocate falling off the wagon, I would say it's actually smart to give your body a change of pace... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

This is Day #3 of me eating solely paleo. I was diagnosed with Lupus 3 years ago, am super allergic to Plaquenil (the medicine usually prescribed for Lupus) so I've been playing around with my diet ever since to try to minimize my Lupus symptoms.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Reducing carbohydrates has a diuretic effect. You need salt and potassium--broth is a good way to get them and some people find sprinkling a little potassium containing salt substitute on their veggies helps, too. It could also be a lupus flare... (more)

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by 143 · about 6 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 6 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 158 · about 6 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 15 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 1720 · about 6 hours ago

I think I need to up my carb intake. I've been having brain fog for the last 2 weeks. Is that correlated? Maybe I'm wrong. idk I know sweet potatoes would probably be the main answer, but other than them?

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by 123 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 420 · about 7 hours ago

My husband, Gary (48), is almost two weeks into paleo and he's about to quit! He complains about being hungry and low energy. He continues to workout (bike-riding, resistance training), though not as much as before. He eats what I make him and... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · May 22, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Tell him to eat more fat instead of nuts, which tend to be carby. If he tolerates dairy, try lots of heavy cream in the coffee. Very dark chocolate can also help. As far as not going to a restaurant, the filler (bread, tortilla chips, rice, etc.)... (more)

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by 571 · about 7 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 7 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 0 · about 7 hours ago

Dear Ladies and dear Gentlemen, After reading a bit here and bit there about the now famous Paleo diet, I decided to give it a chance hence cutting initially my daily intakes of gluten, grains and legumes (couldn't get out of dairy yet). Well, I... (more)

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Ruby 0 · January 26, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Welcome to Paleohacks! We love newbies and are more than willing to help those who are finding the road to be long and bumpy. Check out the tags - they are a great way to find out if someone has already addressed the issues that you might be... (more)

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by 39841 · about 7 hours ago

I was just reading this post on Dr. Davis' Blog: http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/heroine-oxycontin-and-whole-wheat-bagel.html And all of the symptoms sound the same as what people are attributing to a glucose/ketone body crossover. I've... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · January 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

I cut out wheat before going low-carb. Spent a year doing strict gluten-free, soy-free eating, trying to replace bread with rice, tapioca flour and the like. At that point I was doing much better healthwise, but I had nagging problems that I... (more)

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by 5838 · about 7 hours ago

I've seen quite a few of newcomers to PaleoHacks. In order to help them out, I thought sharing each other's "Low carb flu" experiences might help keep them on the right path. Everyone is different, so a good broad range of answers would likely... (more)

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Aril 0 · January 25, 2011 at 2:07 AM

THEN- my carb flu was an entire year ago, but here goes: I had the WORST feelings of hunger that I have ever had in my life. I felt like I could literally go to a rock on the beach and tear the seaweed off with my bare teeth and eat it all! I... (more)

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