- April 16, 2012 at 9:01 am #79055
Hey guys, i have been on the strict diet for 4 days with only eggs and salads and 3 times a day molybdenum with vitamin c as my only supplements and havent had any carb sources of foods, i am really low on energy right now and i just want to sit down all day, i cant even walk good enough, should i start the carbs (oatbran) for energy? or no? what should i do? what can be causing this? i am only 135 pounds 18 years old, i dont know exactly if i have a candida overgrowth bcuz i have no symptoms, the only reason i started this diet is becuz when i eat some foods it causes me acne, i believe i have an overgrowth bcuz at first when i took coconut oil i had dizzyness and lots of bloating. so guys help me out, what should i do? i am cinfused, am lost here. No energy at all and i have to g to school in a bit.April 16, 2012 at 9:11 am #79059
If you think you getting “die off” symptoms then you prob have it. It would help the experts on here if you told them your symptoms & details of diet, lifestyle & drugs prescribed.April 16, 2012 at 9:24 am #79064
what should i do about the no energy kinda thing? all i am having is eggs and salads along with molybdenum and vitamin c. no energy at all 🙁April 16, 2012 at 9:26 am #79065
Coconut oil is good for energy, as are avocados. When you ready to introduce them you will find they help.
When you body get used to using fat as energy, in the long term you will look & feel better.April 16, 2012 at 9:54 am #79068
i already take coconut and avocados, i am on the diet for 4 days, kinda hard at energy for me with only eggs and salads with oils and no carbs at all.April 16, 2012 at 10:02 am #79073
alexparginos wrote: i already take coconut and avocados, i am on the diet for 4 days, kinda hard at energy for me with only eggs and salads with oils and no carbs at all.
Most people should get enough carbs from fats, veg & fruits (in your case avocados) to function normally. All I can suggest is stick with it, it will become easier.
I already eat a relatively low carb diet, despite having a very physical lifestyle, so didn’t find the switch too hard. Its the “die off” that has knocked me back a lot.April 16, 2012 at 10:09 am #79077
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
I felt “very sluggish” for a number of months after starting the diet. You feel more tired at first (first few weeks to few months) and you slowly start to pick up energy as time progresses. As you add in more foods such as buckwheat, greek yogurt, kefir, etc…you will get more energy from those foods. You might not want to add them in yet to your diet, but its up to you. We can give you all sorts of foods to eat, but you need to tread carefully as you progress on the diet.
I would consider doing some juicing and juice some veggies. This should give you a nice pickup. Chamomile tea gives you energy (its an herbal tea) if you steep it longer than 8 minutes. Chamomile is also antifungal and helps promote bowel movements.
If you don’t own a juicer, you can use a blender and strain out the heavier particles.
Another reason you feel sluggish is you went from your old diet that contained western foods to a diet that has less net energy. You get a ton of energy from foods such as wheat, corn, fruit, etc…and the foods on the candida diet are like 1/10th the energy.
-rasterApril 16, 2012 at 10:12 am #79079
JavizyMemberTopics: 20Replies: 945
It takes longer than 4 days to adjust to a low-carb diet. You’d probably be experiencing the same thing if you were doing Atkins. Actually, Atkins has an intermediary stage that allows some carbs (maybe 50g/day?) for a week or so. I think the protocol should have something similar, since starting the cleanse straight from a regular Western diet is practically suicide. Anyway, as your body adjusts to a fat-based metabolism, you’ll regain your energy as long as you get enough calories through protein and fat sources. Veggies have a small amount too.
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