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Week #2: Paleo - Still Struggling

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wooooey, I still have NO energy.

Tried to go for a 6 mile run last night and had to throw in the towel at 4.

I'm constantly exhausted. I've been trying to stay around 100 grams of carbs per day, but usually land around 130ish.

How long does it really take for a body to go into ketosis??

Anybody have any good tips or encouragement for me? How long did it take YOU to feel better after cutting back on carbs?

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CINDYTW 5/15/2013 10:42PM

  I would also recommend reading Palo Diet for Athletes. You can also read on the carbohydrate curve on Mark's Daily Apple. These have been helpful to me when I am running for any mor ethan a few miles. HOUNDLOVER1 has done awesome on low carb, I don't always find that's the case for me.

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HOUNDLOVER1 5/15/2013 9:54AM

    Just saw your post and thought I'd put in my 2 cents worth.
Most people don't go into ketosis unless they go under 50 grams of carbs/day. There are still big benefits to reducing carbs to 100-130 but only ketosis has the benefit of faster weight loss and getting rid of cravings for carbs. During the carb flu symptoms it is better to take it easy on the exercise, just do what feels comfortable.
I found for me that it was most helpful to cut out all sugar and substitutes as even smaller amounts would make my blood sugars go up and down too much. I have found doing somewhat of a cross between Paleo and Atkins works best for me, focusing on veggies more than fruit, meats, fish, eggs and raw dairy.
Also make sure that you get enough fat so you never feel hungry, I would recommend at least 65% of your daily calories to come from fat.
Skipping all beans, grains, processed food and sugar should have you feeling better soon. emoticon

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