It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Chronic Fatigue Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5
greatkid1985 HB User
Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Hi,

I get really tired during the day, and suffer from low energy levels and find it very had to concentrate on the work at hand. I heard somewhere that I can get i nutrionist or someone to write me out an eating plan to maximise the energy i get from the food i eat. Has anyone obtained a diet like this? or can they recommend suitable foods that give me the most amount of energy. I currently consume multi-vitamins, vitamin c, ginseng, cQ10 & zanistanol to help me fight the fatigue during the day. I exercise twice a week and only drink 1 cup of coffee per day, and that is as soon as I wake up in the morning. But still suffer from low energy levels during the day.

Cheers.

 
Old 03-02-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 23
infoseeker2 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

i recently tried the candida or a similar caveman diet and have regained some energy and lost some of the fatigued feeling.main things to avoid are sugars and carbs.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-14-2006, 02:17 AM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5
greatkid1985 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Hi,

Where did you obtain that diet from?

 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:53 AM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,449
peregrine HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Yes, eating low carb (the caveman diet is one example, Atkins another) is a great way to maintain energy, not to speak of the other health benefits.

 
Old 03-14-2006, 06:34 PM   #5
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 23
infoseeker2 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

the diet is found everywhere i found mine off a candida site
detox's wouldnt hurt either

 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:09 AM   #6
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Posts: 655
ratboy83 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Quote:
Originally Posted by peregrine
Yes, eating low carb (the caveman diet is one example, Atkins another) is a great way to maintain energy, not to speak of the other health benefits.
what other health benefits are there of eating a high protein diet with low carbs???

alex.

 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:34 AM   #7
Inactive
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Posts: 655
ratboy83 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

increasing your intake of raw food is could be helpful. when you consume cooked food there is actually an immune system response (analysis of the blood shows the immune system in a state of emergency). with the body actually viewing the food as a foreign invader. this saps your energy as the body sees fighting off the deemed invader are more important avenue for energy useage. but also digesting cooked food is very energy consuming (ever noticed feeling tired after eating). raw foods contain enzymes that aid digestion considerably and free up this energy to a large extent. a diet based on raw grain muesli, salads, nuts and seeds, lightly stir fried vegetables, raw veg juices and raw whole fruits, alongside cooked whole grains, lean meats and fish and cold pressed vegetable oils will give your body real food it will thrive on. a high protein diet can be helpful in one respect in that it raises noradrenaline and dopamine levels in the brain (two chemical messengers which keep you alert and motivated and full of energy). but bare in mind that the main energy source for the body is carbohydrate, the brain included (it can only use glucose or glutamic acid for fuel). so a high protein diet will raise noradrenaline and dopamine levels in the brain but will in its nature be low in carbohyrates which the body best sources glucose from (it can from protein but much prefers it form carbs), so it may actually contribute to fatigue in the end (this is why many atkins diet followers get tired on the diet).
there is a way round it. follow a healthy diet as recommended above no more than 20% protein, 30% fat and 50% carbs. in between meals take L-tyrosine tablets (experiment to see how many you need at a time, they come in 500mg doses, so start off low and take more of need be). tyrosine is the precursor amino acid to the two chemical messengers i mentioned before (dopamine and noradrenaline) and taking it between meals can promote vitality and energy. this is a much healthier and more effective way of promoting this alert brain chemistry. a high protein body when it isn't needed for an actvity such as body building strains certain oragns and can cause a state of over acidity in the blood which leads to the body releasing calcium form bones to neutralise the acid environment which can contribute to osteoporosis over time. precursor therapy can be very effective depending on the condition. another example is depression and anxiet, where 5-HTP is given as a supplement to boost serotonin levels.

alex.

 
Old 03-27-2006, 03:03 AM   #8
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,449
peregrine HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Quote:
Originally Posted by ratboy83
what other health benefits are there of eating a high protein diet with low carbs???

alex.
Atkins lists numerous examples of the benefits in his book, such as lowering blood sugar for diabetics, contributing to weight loss, lowering blood pressure, etc...........

Personally, it helps to keep my cholesterol in good shape as well.

 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:53 PM   #9
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 560
Concerned Male HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Sorry if I'm not correct here, but does the Atkins diet recommend eating a bunch of red meat, such as bacon, to help promote weight loss? I thought I had heard that a few years back. If so, even if people lost weight that way, I don't see how that would be healthy.

 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:58 PM   #10
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,449
peregrine HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Quote:
Originally Posted by Concerned Male
Sorry if I'm not correct here, but does the Atkins diet recommend eating a bunch of red meat, such as bacon, to help promote weight loss? I thought I had heard that a few years back. If so, even if people lost weight that way, I don't see how that would be healthy.
He recommends eating high protein/ low carb. You can gear this to your choices around that. I don't eat bacon, but I eat meat,fish and poultry and I am much healthier than I was when macrobiotic or eating a lot of grains. This works for me, it may not for everyone. I also like the concepts of the blood type diet developed by Dr. Adamo. I am O positive so this way of eating, for me, works for that system as well. My daughter, however, is A positive and does better on a more vegetarian/grain way of eating.

Last edited by peregrine; 03-27-2006 at 12:58 PM.

 
Old 03-27-2006, 01:07 PM   #11
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 560
Concerned Male HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Peregrine,
Thanks for the reply. Then I guess technically, a person could be on the Atkins diet, and be a vegetarian, as long as they ate non-meat foods that were high in protein, and also ate low carb foods?

 
Old 03-27-2006, 04:43 PM   #12
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Heartland
Posts: 805
Natalie00 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

If you are having major problems with fatigue, I recommend that you don't follow a "strick" low carb diet, meaning only meats, cheeses, eggs, fats, and the occasional salad. I had a long discussion with my doctor who is a CFS specialist about diet, and she said no one with CFS should be strick low carb. That said....eliminating bad carbs can be a great help. Ditch the soda, the white breads, the sugar, the processed foods like chips and cookies and even fruit juice. I was told that I have to eat 6+ servings of fruits and veggies a day. Try making home made fruit smoothies with no added sugar, add a little milk. Eat raw foods like broccoli, fresh salads, tomatoes. Eat nuts, they are good for you in moderation. Eat fresh chicken and fish, preferably organic. Limit red meat. And avoid alcohol at all costs.

 
Old 03-28-2006, 03:36 AM   #13
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,449
peregrine HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Natalie,

Low carb does not mean that you don't eat veggies or fruit, you just try to avoid those that have a high carb content. You might want to do some research on the concept. Just a suggestion.

Concerned Male,

Going low carb was one of the best things I did for my CFS (in terms of lowering fatigue levels) and it also lowered my cholesterol. After you've been doing it for awhile the suggestion is that you add more grains and other things, but in small amounts so that you still maintain the low carbs and keep blood glucose level down.

Last edited by peregrine; 03-28-2006 at 06:15 AM.

 
Old 03-28-2006, 01:10 PM   #14
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Heartland
Posts: 805
Natalie00 HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

Quote:
Originally Posted by peregrine
Natalie,

Low carb does not mean that you don't eat veggies or fruit, you just try to avoid those that have a high carb content. You might want to do some research on the concept. Just a suggestion.

Concerned Male,

Going low carb was one of the best things I did for my CFS (in terms of lowering fatigue levels) and it also lowered my cholesterol. After you've been doing it for awhile the suggestion is that you add more grains and other things, but in small amounts so that you still maintain the low carbs and keep blood glucose level down.

I knew that you would jump on me for my comments. I was talking about STRICT LOW CARB. That is why I used the word STRICT. Meat, cheese, eggs, fats. That is strick low carb.

I don't need to do any research, I am fully informed of the dangers of STRICT low carb, for healthy and unhealthy (CFS) individuals. Perhaps you and other low carb people should not be so quick to take offense. It is just a diet, afterall, and nothing that needs to be defended so aggressively.

Last edited by Natalie00; 03-28-2006 at 01:11 PM.

 
Old 03-28-2006, 02:08 PM   #15
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,449
peregrine HB User
Re: Nutritition/Eating-Diet for fatigue & low energy levels during the day

There was no aggression in my comment at all. I don't know of anyone eating low carb (strict or not) who restricts all vegetables and fruit so your comment seemed rather extreme and one-sided to me.

Take care

Last edited by peregrine; 03-29-2006 at 03:07 AM.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
compulsive eating SamanthaYork Eating Disorder Recovery 6 02-11-2007 04:43 AM
Please help me. First ever 'admission' of my eating disorder (long post) mumof1 Eating Disorder Recovery 9 08-03-2006 01:49 AM
bipolar and eating disorders mommygirl Bipolar Disorder 2 05-12-2006 09:10 AM
I think I have an eating disorder? akalei Eating Disorder Recovery 6 04-12-2006 09:33 AM
Will he forgive me? fought about "eating disorder"! persnicket80 Relationship Health 9 05-05-2005 12:38 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



paulapage1980 (3), wigs123 (3), Brodie179 (3), ladybud (3), mare50 (3), RickinOH (3), CFIDS (3), sleepykitty44 (3), microwave (2), proudARMYmom (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (904), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:46 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!