Hey everyone, I'm six days into a 30-day Paleo challenge, and I've hit a bump in the road.
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I've read through loads and loads of answers on here and am still a bit confused.
I felt fine the first few days on Paleo, although I would be pretty exhausted by about 10pm. Last night around 9:30pm almost instantaneously I had a mood and energy crash. I felt like I could hardly keep my eyelids open, as well as instantly feeling tearful, anxious, and low for no reason. I went to bed and felt a little better in the morning, energy-wise, but had a huge sense of dread/anxiety about the day. I taught my yoga class in the morning and barely made it home by lunch-time before crashing again, energy and mood-wise! I ate a bit of leftover lamb and veggies and a banana before my husband practically force-fed me a whole avocado and some smoked salmon. I did feel a bit better through the afternoon, though still not great mood-wise.
Can anyone help me hack this? I think my biggest struggle so far is eating enough calories on Paleo, but I'm confused as to whether I need more starch/carbs or more fat. Or maybe this is just low-carb fly?? I'm 5'6", 108 lbs and fairly active - def. don't want to lose weight.
According to FitDay I'm averaging about 48% fat, 27% protein, 25% carbs and 1700ish calories a day (maybe more - finding it a bit tricky to find everything I eat on fitday).
Thanks in advance for your help!