For the first 2 months of paleo I had a lot of energy and felt pretty good. My workouts were amazing & I was able to gain a lot of muscle without gaining weight. But recently (about the last 3 weeks I've been feeling tired and lethargic. About 3 weeks ago (when It was cool outside) I was very cold & kind of depressed. It was about 50 degrees out but my hands were as cold as ice & my nose was cold & red as well.
Now my workout recoveries don't seem to be as quick and I seem to be losing some of my thunder. I'm debating on maybe bringing rice, beans, lentils, and maybe oatmeal back into my diet to see if that helps?
I read on some guys online blog that the paleo diet often has a "honeymoon" period of 3-12 months and then it goes downhill from there. http://180degreehealth.com/tag/paleo-diet-dangers
"At first this can feel amazing – giving you tireless energy, blunting appetite, and burning up body fat. But over time the wear and tear on the adrenal glands to produce this increased demand for stress hormones catches up with you."-(180 degreehealth.com)...i feel like this explains how I'm feeling exactly...