Hello people. I apologize for my very noob question but I am lost...what am I doing wrong? I hear about people having so much more energy on Paleo but that doesn't seem to be the case for me.
I notice that I am more clear headed, but now I get tired very easily. By the end of a work day I have little energy left to do regular household chores...let alone excersie. Over the long weekend I attempted a reasonable uphill hike that took about an hour and experienced so much fatigue I was worried. At the top of the trail I had to sit down to keep my legs from buckling and I was very dizzy. Once I returned home I slept the rest of the day.
Please help me with your input.
30 y/o 153 lbs (started out at over 168lbs)
I've been eating Paleo for about two months. I've removed grains, dairy, sugar (except from fruit or the occasional cheat of 80% dark chocolate squares), and tubers. I still eat salt....AND I don't primarily eat grass-fed (maybe once or twice a week).
Prior to eating paleo I had frequent hypoglycemic attacks, since the first week of paleo I have had no trouble with attacks and can fast between meals easily.
I had a series of blood-work done prior to beginning Paleo (TSH, Lipid, ALT, etc) and everything was normal except for my vitamin D. I am now taking 1000 IU daily as recommended:
VIT D, 25-OH, D2 < 4 ng/mL
VIT D, 25-OH, D3 20 ng/mL
VIT D 25O HYDROXY, Total 20
Finally, and maybe more importantly - I do not feel rested in the morning. When I got to sleep I am out within 5-10 mins and have very vivid dreams. I feel like I am out all night long (I don't remember tossing and turning or waking up) , but it doesn't feel like I've been sleeping either...
Sorry if it's information overload but I could sure use some guidance. I want to stick with it because I do feel better in so many ways but I cant stand to be so exhausted all the time.