I have been 90% paleo for about 3 weeks now, and I find that even when eating 50g+ carbs per day I still have dry eyes, which I associate with not enough glucose in my body/diet (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?p=1077).
I have dry eyes today- typed everything into cronometer from yesterday (came out to 72.2g carbs). The main sources were carrots, assorted veggies (tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, onions), and banana chips. Im 6' 1" about 165, fit male (soccer 1 night a week, lift 1-2 nights a week). This morning I had 2 bananas and more banana chips, and I am not sure what the turnaround is for eating->converting to glucose->making tears (assuredly more complex than this), but eyes are still dry.
I guess my question is how people can live on <50g per day? I think my eyes would dry up completely. Is this normal when starting paleo and will go away eventually? Does anyone have any useful hacks for this discomfort or am I just going to need to track my carb intake to make sure I am hitting a certain amount that gets rid of the dryness? Thanks.
Edit:Yesterday I recorded 140.7g of carbs and my eyes are still kind of messed up today, so the hunt for an alternative reason is on... I am going to start supplementing K2, kelp (iodine), ALA/NAC, fish oil, zinc, and magnesium next week
Everything I ate yesterday (as complete as possible): Whey protein supp, D3 supp, bananas, macadamia nuts, banana chips, spinach, grape tomatoes, chicken breast, bell pepper, carrots, red onion, almonds, grass fed beef patties, steamed kale, sweet potato