I'm F 27 140lbs, active.
I've been low carb for almoust 2 years off and on but on average no higher than 80-100g. 2 mths ago I decieded to go Paleo. I really like the concept and it just made sense. I wanted something that could be more of a lifestyle change than a diet.
I felt fine for a month and the last month I have been seriuolsy sick. The muscle ache got so bad I couldnt hardly function. Other syptoms I have are severe fatigue, tiggle in muscles, mood swings, pale poop/dirahea, irregular sleep patern. 2 weeks ago I started taking magnesium, potasium,fish oil and nothing. I don't feel like they have helped much. I also started drinking a lot more water this week thinking I was de hydrated. I even cheated and got some whole grain bread to carb up a little to see if it helps.
I feel a little bit better now but still not great. Any ideas on how I can rebuild my diet to see whats making me sick or what I'm doing wrong?
While Paleo I've been eating: Fat - 50-60% Protein - 30-25% Carbs - 15-20%
I basically eat meat, fruit, eggs, tons of veggies. so most of my carbs are from fruit. I eat about 1500 Calories a day. Any imput would be most welcome.
eat more!! 1500 is too little if your consuming 50-60% fats. 2 table spoons of almond butter is 200+ calories. I don't monitor calories i just eat when hungery and stop when i'm full or sometimes soon after i'm full. calorie in calorie out doesn't matter. it's about the TYPE of calorie. do you eat an array for veggies and fruits?
also, what types of proteins? it almost sounds like your getting too much protein based on your symptoms.
i'm 5'4" 125 and can't even beging to tell you how many calories- paleo should count calories.
but here is a sample day
530am black coffee 16oz 11am 2 eggs over hard with left over veggie from previous night- zucchini, broccoli slaw onion cooking in coconut oil.
large spinach salad with flax seed oil and lemon juice carrots, tomatoes 1 whole tomatoe, carrots, slaw, red peppers and 1 whole chicken breast
1/2 burger ( 2 1/4 burgers) grass fed beef over lettuce with tomatoes and spicy mustard!! salad- larger like lunch with a fried egg on top!
bowl of berries and peach or nectarine, pecans and a ton of almond butter!!!
My initial impression is not enough food, not enough carbs, too much protein. I'm about your age and weight and the macros you described would make me feel like crap too. I've also found I do much better getting my carbs from cooked starch - fruit and veggie carbs don't seem to "count" to my body.
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