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Old 07-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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I don't have any energy

Does anyone else have problems with lack of energy? I have been on Atkins for 12 days now and have lost 7 lbs. I also have dramatically reduced my insulin intake and my sugars are running great. I have never had normal levels of 75 to low 100's before and always ran in the 200's or higher so I am thrilled about that. I just don't understand why I am so exhausted. I read in the Atkins book that my energy level would increase after 3 days. I am 59 and now weigh 162 lbs. My doctor has ordered some tests for my heart and I am praying that is not the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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mrsblady, I was low on energy for quite a while when starting Atkins. My guess now is that my sodium intake was too low. I've heard making your own broth and drinking it daily can be a big help. I try to salt everything now, and have much more energy. It could be the culprit. hth
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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Yep, definitely look at your salt intake like better suggested. What about drinking some stock (made with no carb cubes or your own homemade) every day? The Phinney/Voltek book explains why salt is necessary and suggested quantities.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:14 PM   #4
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We do loose a lot of salt on Adkins but potassium and magnesium too.
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