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ltv55 posted:
My Doctor recently put me on a no sugar, no starch diet. It's been 2 weeks and all I can say is I have no energy and become light headed at times. With very little exercise or movement, I become exhausted. I try to start a project and stop a third of the way through.

If this is detoxing, how long does it last. I need to have energy to do things.
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totallywiggedout responded:
Hi ltv55,
welcome.
Sounds like your dr is trying to corral you down the shoot for Paleo living. Nice how he/she doesn't sound like they gave you no basic information to go with the imperitive.
Two different eating styles come to mind in your description,
The Atkins Diet
And full blown Paleo Living
to give you some ideas on recipes and how some ppl have done with their Paleo choices, here are a few sites

http://zenbellyblog.com/

http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/

http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/

http://www.skinnytaste.com/

These blogs are women who for one reason or other have decided to go paleo. They talk about how their bodies adjusted from the start. Although everyone's body is different, it may help to read what real people have and are going through to help understand your body's changes.
I can say that I have personally tried several recipes from all of these sites and they were exceptional.
I hope this helps
kim
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work --- Thomas Edison

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger---Friedrich Nietzche
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to totallywiggedout's response:
Hi Itv and welcome!

I'm concerned - exhaustion and being light-headed should NOT be ignored! Please make an appointment ASAP to see your doctor.

Iron deficiency anemia , dehydration or medication side effects are just a few examples that can cause the symptoms you are describing.

You might want to ask your doctor for a referral to a certified dietician or nutritionist who can create a healthy eating plan for you moving forward. Please check back in and let us know how you're doing!

Haylen


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