I have been eating 100 percent Paleo for about the past two months and have lost a total of around 15 lbs.
Currently: I am a 20 year old female, 5'2 and l12 lbs, about 21% bodyfat. For the past 2 months I tried a variation of eating LC and VLC in order to lose the weight, I have lost the weight I wanted but in the process I have found that I have absolutely zero energy. I constantly feel tired and lethargic.
I never have any dairy, grains, or potatos and I try to watch my consumption of fruit as well. I always make sure I have some kind of fat with my meals (usually avacado). I bike for about an hour 2-3 times a week, usually walk about an hour and a half every day. I do a little bit of resistance training, but not much. Maybe once a week.
Why am I feeling so tired all the time*strong text*? I often find that I have a difficult time sleeping through the night as well. Additionally, I got off the birth control pill about 6 months ago and have yet to get my period, did thyroid testing and PCOS and everything seems normal. I just don't understand why I feel so exhausted. Anyone help? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!
A typical day...
Breakfast: 2hardboiled eggs,3 slices of bacon, lots of raw veggies (mushrooms,zuchinni, spinach, peppers) and half an avacado, glass of unsweetened almond milk (calcium supplements, vitamin d, and fish oil)
Lunch: steak or can of tuna with homemade mayo, or cold cuts. Usually I have this with olives and again, lots of veggies. Sometimes I will accompany this with a few berries or half a small serving of fruit, like a peach or half a banana.
Dinner: Large chicken breast with skin on, lots of vegetables cooked in coconut oil. Usually I will have 3 pieces of 85% dark chocolate as well.
Snacks: coldcuts, hardboiled eggs, veggies, sometimes I will have a treat like a slice of coconut bread toasted with almond butter, or a coconut macaroon cookie.
I know I am definitely getting enough calories, but I don't understand why I am feeling tired ALL THE TIME. The big question is, should I up my carb intake in order to have more energy? I obviously don't want to put any weight on, so I have become a bit of a carb-a-phob, but i can't handle feeling tired all the time