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2/19/13 2:13 P

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Physical issues are generally limited to the first few weeks to a month after starting. You might have some intestinal adjustments to make as well - some people get diarrhea, more tend to get constipation. Keep tweaking your food until you find what works for you.

The only other thing most people need to watch out for over time is menu boredom. There's a tendency to fall into the habit of eating the same things over and over and then blaming the low carb for the boredom. Never focus on what you can't have, but on what you CAN. I've probably tried more new foods in the last 20 months than I had for 5 years beforehand!

~ Declutter my current batch of paper and clerical To-Do's by
~ Getting all my daily personal clerical upkeep tasks done in the first hour of the day and
~ Scheduling my workday workouts like I would schedule a meeting and
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2/19/13 10:42 A

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That's most likely due to lack of salt, which is mainly responsible for low-carb flu and muscle cramping/tiredness. Increase your salt intake between 1-3 grams/day and you have a very good chance your symptoms will disappear. The kidneys function differently on low-carb and the same thing that causes people to drop a lot of water weight the first week also causes the low-carb flu symptoms. Dehydration and low potassium caused by too little salt.
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2/19/13 9:53 A

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What are some of the negative effects of low-carbing? Can we discuss "induction flu" (which I haven't experienced yet) or other hurdles we've come across while eating low carb.

I'm not sure if this is related or not, but on day 5 (yesterday), the muscles in my left arm got extremely tired. I didn't do any heavy lifting- it happened after holding the phone up to my ear while driving. The exhaustion in my muscles didn't subside until this morning. Has anyone experienced this before?

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