Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Faces - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > Atkins Induction
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Jump
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
Senior LCF Member
br3n's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 442
Gallery: br3n
Stats: 278/267/150
WOE: 20-30 carbs per day
Start Date: 09/19/13 - Restarted 07/23/15
Tired & crashing during week 3?

Hi All -
Not sure what's going on with me. I've been on induction for 3 weeks as of today. I've been doing great and feeling great (well, after the first 2-3 days) up until yesterday. Now, all of a sudden, I am feeling weak and tired. Last night I barely had the energy to stand up and cook. I didn't feel like eating, but I knew I needed to so I ate 6 oz of steak and a cup of broccoli with butter. I also had a pickle spear for the sodium. I went to bed earlier than usual thinking maybe I just needed extra sleep, but I'm still feeling just as tired today.

I had a blood panel drawn before I ever started Atkins and I don't have any known medical issues.

I haven't found much information about this happening in the 3rd week & appreciate any input.
br3n is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 10-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
Senior LCF Member
84k's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 262
Gallery: 84k
Stats: 280 > 205.2 > 200
WOE: Keto
Start Date: 7/5/2013
I think I went through something similar around that time, I don't remember how long it lasted but it did pass, your body is still adjusting, but try keeping your sodium up, I've eventually learned after 5 months that I'm not getting enough.
84k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 18
Gallery: Energy22
Stats: 191.5/176.5/127
WOE: Low Carb/Moderate Protein/High Fat
Start Date: 8/25/13
Is it possible youre not getting enough sodium? Fatigue, according to the book, can be cause by low sodium. They recommend drinking a cup of broth (not low sodium) twice a day, or using 1/2 teaspoon of salt a day, or using 2 Tbsp. of soy sauce (not low sodium) a day, unless you're on a diuretic or have been advised by your doctor to restrict your salt intake.

Other than that, we are in the beginning of cold and flu season, I hope you're not getting sick. I went to buy my daughter Airborne today and the drug store was out. She said everyone at school is sick.

Last edited by Energy22; 10-10-2013 at 01:21 PM..
Energy22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
Senior LCF Member
junebug's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 271
Gallery: junebug
Stats: H 180/C 155/G 125
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: June 2011
I second the broth. When I start to feel achy and tired, as I do from time to time when I am really restricting my carbs I sip a nice steamy cup!
junebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
princessmommy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 4,030
Gallery: princessmommy
Stats: 207/190/145
WOE: Low Carb!
Start Date: May 21 Yet Again!
From what I can remember that happened to me too. Broth will Definetly help with that.
*Quit Smoking Jan 5th 2014!!*

Starting Again! Lost 67 lbs then gained a lot back
princessmommy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Copyright ©1999-2015 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.