I'll complete my 3rd week on paleo tomorrow and I'm seriously wanting to know if anyone my age (55) has ever entered the paleo world after a lifetime of SAD eating. I don't know if it's because I lost my gall bladder in my 20s or what, but there are really some times when I feel like I'm going to die.
Last night I had a nice veggie salad with avocado and ribs with a dry rub and they were delicious! But later that night I felt sooooooooo sick. My abdomen is hard and distended. I felt like I was going to throw up all night long and even today my stomach is upset. I've lived on grains & legumes, lots of carpy junk food and mild to moderate amounts of corn-fed meat for much of my life and in a number of ways I felt much better and had more energy than I do now. I realize that I may be having a lot of die off but WHEN will I start to feel better? Am I asking too much of this old body to EVER get it to turn around?
Has anyone come into paleo at an age close to mine? So many people here seem to be in their 20s and 30s and in possession of a decent fitness history. That is not my world. My world is one with diabetes, apnea, obesity, atrial fibrillation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue. I spent a lifetime punishing my body and I know it's far from reasonable to expect a quick healing with so many years of maltreatment.
I really don't mean to winge. I truly want to succeed here and I'm willing to do what I need to to get there - but I'd really appreciate it if I could hear from anyone who has a similar history to mine - or from anyone who has a guess as to when I might look forward to starting to feel better. Or what I can do to help the process. Thanks so much.