my first week on paleo, I felt absolutely wonderful. tons of energy and just a generally positive, good feeling. now, halfway into my second week and I seem to be having some ill effects. I have been having a very dull pain in my left abdomen and beginning yesterday I've been experiencing a a weak, tingly feeling in my forarms (yesterday it was just my left arm, today it is both). I also have been having some mild heartburn, something I rarely experience. for some background, I have been eating a gluten free/traditional foods diet for 8+ months, so it wasn't a huge jump to go paleo, although I am definitely eating a lot more meat and I'm sure cutting out even gluten-free grains was a big jump for my body. I'm in good shape and am not changing my diet for weight loss. is this something I need to just power through, or cause for concern?
This article I wrote might help explain some things for you:
The Perfect Health Diet recommends ~15-20% of calories from carbs, which is actually a lot of potatoes and white rice if you're reasonably active.
Also, what Dave S. said about ramping up on increased fat. Bile production and gut flora both take some time to adjust to dietary changes.
A lot of paleo foods are low in sodium... you may be running low on electrolytes. Try adding a little salt to your cooking, or drink some coconut water.
Also, make sure you aren't dehydrated. I don't know what your H2O consumption is like, but make sure you're getting enough. Coconut water would work here as well.
If the pain continues, you should see a doctor. That said, I don't see why the food you are eating would cause these symptoms - it all looks pretty good to me. And may i add, it sounds quite tasty, too!
If your carbs have been reduced quite a bit (I surmise this through your increased meat and cutting grains), then you might experience a bit of low carb flu or hypoglycemia. It might be that, then again maybe not. Paleo does not equal low-carb. Many of us here are low carb (me included), but paleolithic people probably ate starchy tubers whenever they could. You might add some and see if that helps - sweet potato/yam, even white potato/white rice is okay. Low carb is primarily for those trying to lose poundage or the metabolically damaged (ie. diabetics). That would be me x2!
Or you could try powering through, if you want to be more fat adapted. Maybe try eating a piece of fruit when you feel that way to see if it helps. If not, call the doctor!
Edit: Had another thought! It might be the extra fat that is causing some tummy trouble. Some people have to ramp up slowly to give the gall bladder a chance to adapt to the increased load. Maybe back off a little on that to see if it helps.