I review posts most days and follow up on pertinent stuff. As you can see from the title, I went 100% paleo 3 months ago, from partially paleo for many years (i.e. local flesh and plant food sources such as a huge garden that also helps feed friends, and as much as possible we eat organic). Even though I am physically strong and continue to use my strength for building projects which require heavy lifting, climbing. crouching, and repetitive motions, I continue to carry 30-40 pounds of extra fat, so 12 weeks ago I decided I would change my food intake. I had no dairy, as well as no grains, sugar, processed food, legumes and starchy vegetables. I also minimized salt to about 1500 mg per day. I felt immediately, like the next day, better.
As the days went on my energy kept improving; and about the 3rd week I hit a brick wall. I got through the "flu" after a 5-6 days. In about wk 5 I once again had dairy (cheese, cream and full fat yogurt), although I find myself actually having a craving for dairy which I did not have before.
Along with this is a busy professional life and personal building projects (home) that I have felt great energy for, losing 4 inches from my waist in this time as well. I had a huge project to complete and formally deliver at the start of this week, so I worked on it rather than finishing the slate tiling I am doing. I got it done and successfully delivered. This was in another city, hotelling, and trying to eat paleo. I came back home Monday evening, and have been lethargic mentally and physically ever since, 3 days now. I sleep well, but my energy is not good. I keep meaning to get at the tiling again since I have it ready to go, but keep putting it off. Is this food related or am I just cracked:)?