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Old 03-23-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
Steven L Blondeau
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Has anyone experienced adjustment issues as they convert to Paleo? I'm about three weeks in and I feel a bit "down" mentally and I'm testy as all get out. Physically I feel good although I certainly wouldn't want to set off on a fast 25 mile mountain bike ride.

I've got no weight issues I'm just looking to delve into strength after a long time in the endurance realm. I'm 44 and my friends/family have always referred to me as health food nut due to my insistence on a clean, organic diet.

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Old 03-23-2007, 10:09 AM   #2
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Give it a month, it is well worth the adjustment period.

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:08 AM   #3
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What kindof side effects are there? I can't imagine so much of an adjustment, considering one will be eating Fruits, nuts, meat, eggs and fish. This is basically what i eat now, with the inclusion of brown rice, which i know is not included on the paleolithic diet. But really, why wouild there be such an adjustment period if one eats these foods already?
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:14 AM   #4
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Because the proportions of calories and nutrients are much different from the average american diet, which is high in refined/processed carbs. The adjustment period comes from re-routing your catabolic pathways to digest these new food sources. For you, Ros, there may not be much of an adjustment period as you are already eating semi-paleo.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #5
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How much fat are you eating? If you significantly cut your carbohydrates and don't replace them with enough fat, you can run into a position where you'll be burning muscle-tissue for fuel. Make sure to get enough olive oil, nuts, seeds, olives and avacadoes.
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