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Sue Feb 13, 2012 09:50AM PST

My family (husband, 16 yo daughter and self)are just over two weeks into following the Paleo Plan. All three of us are feeling easily fatigued / tired a lot of the time. I expected some degree of this as we adjusted to the new diet and the lack of simple carbs (although we were eating healthy gluten free prior to starting paleo). I am wondering how much longer we can expect this to last or if I should be considering adding supplements & / or digestive enzymes to help. Also, we are more active than the average - husband runs 3 x per week and daughter and I run / lift at least 5 days per week. I have noticed I usually feel less tired after a workout - so maybe I am forcing my body into burning the fat reserves at that point? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Sue

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Neely Feb 13, 2012 10:54AM PST

Hi Sue,

So happy to hear your whole family has gone Paleo - that's pretty rare :)

As for your detoxing, that's pretty normal, especially up til about a month into it. If it lasts longer than that, you know you have a problem. You guys seem pretty active, though. I'm going to give you two blog posts to read about what to expect and do about detoxing, and Paleo for athletes. After you've read them, if you still have questions please let me know and I'll do my best to answer them. Good luck!

http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/06-07/paleo-for-the-active-person/
http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/03-02/the-dreaded-detox/

Neely


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