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    Old 01-02-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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    Question anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    the SB Diet?? I cut out all my carbs during the first week, and added some whole grains back to the second week, and now, the first day of my third week, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO weak. I was at the grocery store earlier, and I felt like I could have passed out, and slept for weeks. I felt really good at first, but now I'm having doubts. Will it cause you to have a drop in blood sugar, since you aren't having any at all? I don't know what it was when I was at the grocery, but it scared me, so I got a payday, and ate some fruit when I got home. I feel quite a bit better, but still really tired. Thanks for any info on this diet, cause I'm not familiar with it. My Dr. wanted me to go on a low carb diet, but if it makes me feel like this, i'm throwing in the towel. Thanks again.

     
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    Old 01-04-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    Your Doctor actually wanted you to go low carb? Interesting....Most Doctors object to it.

    This is a very common sympton of low carb diets. Your body doesnt have any Carb to give itself energy...thus you are very tired and sluggish. This is one of the many reasons most doctors do not reccomend a Low carb diet.

     
    Old 01-04-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    Ketosis. Your body is starved of carbohydrates- research it

    If you truely believe a diet with low carbs with keep you thin and healthy, your mistaken.. These diets lead to organ deterioration, illnesses or abnormal body function, and abnormal growth.

    Why dont you just understand, a healthy diet of HEALTHY carbs, protein, and fat, with a CALORIE DEFICIT, and low sodium, will cause weight loss...

    Carbs are your friend. They aid in any exercise, aid in proper fat oxidation, and are key for your brain.

    (I guareentee) you will lose more weight and keep it off from a normal HEALTHY diet, rather than from a *New* faster fake weightloss diet. Im sick of it. Atkins died. Lets see how many people in this era fall because of a diet they thought would give them fast results.

    (and i am not a car salesman)

     
    Old 01-04-2006, 05:13 PM   #4
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    "My Dr. wanted me to go on a low carb diet, but if it makes me feel like this, i'm throwing in the towel."

    And Dr. also always perscribe medicines... prozac, paxil, zoloft, adderal, lahdeedah...
    Dr. is not always right.
    please, just freaking exercise.

     
    Old 01-05-2006, 06:04 AM   #5
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    And the truth is that in the First couple weeks of a low carb diet most of the weight loss is from Muscle and Water. As Your body goes into Ketosis it will use more Muscle for energy then it it normally would.

     
    Old 01-06-2006, 07:49 AM   #6
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    If everybody was HONEST and stopped calling the diets like Atkins "Low-Carb" and instead called them what most defined them: HIGH FAT DIETS, fewer people would fall for the misinformation.

    A diet that is >>60 or 70% fat is, in MY estimation most properly called HIGH FAT!

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    Old 02-19-2006, 03:01 PM   #7
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    Actually, my Mother In Law has Diabetes and her doctor put her on a low carb/sugar free (or as close to sugar free as possible) diet. It seems for her, a lot of the carbs just shoot her blood sugar up way too high, even some of the "healthier" ones. For example, she can eat red skin potatoes occasionally, but no regular potatoes, or sweet potatoes. So it's not out of the realm of possibility for a doctor to prescribe a low carb diet.

     
    Old 02-20-2006, 05:16 AM   #8
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    I can't say how many times I have posted this story but it is our experience with low carb. My step mother just had two heart attacks and is still in hospital awating bypass, 2 dr and a specialist both told her it was from low carb and that they are acually see this more often now. She has a perfect physical done last year great cholestrol. Weighed 122 pounds at 5'4 and had run for 25 years. Now 115 pounds weak and 2 heart attacks and really didn't eat that low carb. Dr have put her on almost vegeterian. She will never be the same. My self I followed the south beach diet I am young very active run as well everyday 5'5 weigh125 pounds and lift weights. I started this diet 2 years lost 10 pounds but developed awful digestive disorders and could eat next to nothing without feeling like I was 6 months pregnant and in pain, also I have never had an issue with cholestrol and mine was up( is not genetic) and I was dizzy. Two dr told me (I live in a different country then my step mother) that it was the low carb diet and put me on a very strict diet of very bland foods while they did a panel of tests which was awful. Slowly I was able to introduce foods back into my body my system became so carb sensitive that it wouldn't function properly. Now I eat a very balanced diet I eat 3 meals a day and two snacks watch my portions and have not put ona pound and I eat a few sweets now and again, I don't crave carbs and I never get bloated or sick and dizzy. It is amazing what your food really does, no diet is worth what I went through, never again!!!!!

     
    Old 02-20-2006, 06:36 AM   #9
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    cad,

    All we can try to do is to repeat our stories as often as possible in the hope of deterring people from making the same mistake we did. A high fat diet is a very dangerous way to eat month after month and year after year. Period.

    Oh, the Atkins diet gave me constant insomia and horrible constipation...once a week relief if that!

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    Old 02-20-2006, 07:22 AM   #10
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    Obviously, when it comes to diets, one size does not fit all. The Atkins diet may not be right for everyone, but there are those that have no problem with it. As a matter of fact, I work with a woman who went on the Atkins diet, and she said that she actually felt better and more energetic on it. So everyone is different. Also, it all depends on what you choose to eat while on this diet. In his book "Dr. Atkins' Health Revolution", Atkins himself stated the following:

    "As for saturated fats, although I've produced plenty of evidence that on a low-carbohydrate diet they're not a critical issue, I do encourage my patients to consume them at a proportionally lower level than other fats. A diet high in fish, and thus high in polyunsaturated fatty acids that contain omega-3, is tremendously beneficial. Unsaturated fats such as linseed oil and walnut, soybean, sesame, sunflower, and safflower oils are also nutritionally valuable. Since fats are stored in the body much as we consume them, a favorable ratio of these fats to such saturated fats as beef, lamb, and butter is certainly to be recommended."

    This would appear to make sense to me. So no, this diet isn't about eating greasy hamburgers and loading up on saturated fat every day, while excluding all vegetables and other beneficial fats.
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    Old 02-20-2006, 11:35 AM   #11
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    I agree that this diet does work for some people and does give great results but not for long term lifestyle changes only under special needs. I have worked in the field for years and have seen many good outcomes in the begining but have seen more bad to advise using this type in the long run more so if the patient is an active exerciser. I tried this diet myself and I eat healthier than anyone I know, take the proper supplements and it played havoc with my digestive system, my step mother that had the heart attack has never eaten a bigmac in her life and hand prepares her own food all the time never uses butter only olive oil, and within one year she suffered two major heart attacks at age 52. It is a proven fact that the fiber in whole grains are needed to help lower cholestrol and help rid the body of toxins there is so much information as to how this will benefit us as well as veggies fruits nuts and meats. I do feel that there are times and people whom will do very well on this diet and get great benefits but for the most people that I have seen and myself it has proved that a more balanced diet is needed to get the benefits of all the food groups. Sorry that is just my 2 cents.

     
    Old 02-20-2006, 11:52 AM   #12
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

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    It is a proven fact that the fiber in whole grains are needed to help lower cholestrol and help rid the body of toxins there is so much information as to how this will benefit us
    Can you point me to one "expert" (almost any kind will do) that distinguishes the fiber in whole grains from other dietary fiber as particularly beneficial?

     
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

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    I do feel that there are times and people whom will do very well on this diet and get great benefits but for the most people that I have seen and myself it has proved that a more balanced diet is needed to get the benefits of all the food groups.
    South Beach allows foods from all the USDA food groups.

     
    Old 02-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #14
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    There is a right way and a wrong way to go low carb. I have lost a size and a half since 1/23/06. Cutting out bad carbs is a great idea and cutting out good carbs is a bad idea. For me my diet consists of for example:

    Breakfast:
    6 oz Ahi Tuna steak, slice of men’s bread (the bread has 9 carbs with flaxseed and pumpkin seeds ) or egg white omelet with ricotta cheese, and chorizo sausage, slice of men’s bread

    snack:
    fruit or 6 almonds

    lunch:
    6 oz lean meat or fish, salad with low carb dressing or cauliflower and broccoli cheese casserole ¼ cup

    snack:
    6 almonds

    dinner:
    6 oz chicken, collard greens with chorizo sausauge

    snack:
    1-2 cocktails few slices of cheese or ricotta

    I workout 5-6 days a week cardio and weights. If you are feeling fatigued your body is telling you that you are not doing good so up your carbs like fruit or veggies. Ketosis is not a good place to be and it is not necessary for weight loss…Lisa
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    Old 02-20-2006, 01:24 PM   #15
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    Re: anyone have really bad fatigue when on....

    I never implied that there was a difference, I said it is a proven fact that the fiber from whole grains has benefits and it does, most people on lower carb diets are are afraid of carbs so I was simply saying that it is proven that whole grains have benefits that is all. It is the south beach diet that I and my step mother were on and I agree that is a good diet if your body can function properly on it, some can't .Don't take what I am saying personally I just was sharing my experience with everyone, that is what the original post was asking. I am glad that you are one of the people whom benefit so well from the diet you will be that much healthier in the long run for it.

     
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