What to Expect Your First Week on The Paleo Diet

Have you ever had the flu? Some people that go paleo are confused by flulike symptoms the first 5 to 7 days of this eating plan. This is known as the “carb flu”, so named because your restricted carbohydrate intake produces symptoms that mirror influenza. This means fatigue, muscle aches and chills, nausea, sore throat or a congestion in the head may develop during the first week of adopting a paleo eating approach. Understanding this going in can keep you from being concerned that something bad is happening to your body. It is also important that you know that this will only last 5-7 days and then you will begin to truly feel the positive effects of eating this way. Below are some of the things you should expect when starting your paleo journey.

You Might Be Hungry … Really Hungry

Paleo foods are high in nutrition and low in carbohydrates and calories, in most cases. This means you could find yourself ravenously hungry throughout the day. If this happens, eat some fruit, because fruit is higher in healthy fat and calories than a lot of meat or vegetables. Make sure you take in healthy fat and protein in each …

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