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Offline mrz

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noemal to feel tired?
« on: July 07, 2010, 09:09:00 am »
just started eating only raw.. raw meat/fats..

i dont feel bloated or anything but i feel kinda weak.. my skin is clearing up yeah but i feel kinda tired/lethargic.. is this normal?

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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 09:21:51 am »
Yep. Most people spend a few days to a few weeks feeling kind of tired while they transition into burning fats for energy.
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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 10:06:21 am »
stick it out

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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 10:37:19 am »
ya i need more fats.. just ordered a boat load of marrow..

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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 04:26:24 pm »
Minor caveat:- while for some the fatigue is just a transitionary process to a healthier stage, for others it's a permanent one, requring them to quit RZC. If you get through the first few weeks without too many side-effects that's fine, but otherwise if it just gets worse and worse, it would be best to quit.
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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 12:09:20 am »
why would some people be tired permanently from eating raw

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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010, 04:35:00 am »
I don't believe TD meant raw i think he meant RZC.
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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 11:41:08 am »
Make sure you are getting sufficient calories, I find I need to eat a lot more than a normal person to stay energized.  Don't go overboard with the fat

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Re: noemal to feel tired?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010, 11:45:56 am »
... If you get through the first few weeks without too many side-effects that's fine, but otherwise if it just gets worse and worse, it would be best to quit.
...or try what has worked for some others, like increasing your intake of one or more of fat (or decreasing it and perhaps transitioning more slowly by eating some carbs if your system cannot currently digest a lot of fats), iodine, magnesium, water, or salt, depending on your individual needs. These are deficiencies that some ZCers and VLCers have reported. They tend to be people who don't eat a lot of fat, organs, blood, fish, shellfish, seaweed, water, and salt and refuse to take any supplements or get their nutrient levels tested to make sure they get the nutrients they need. Most moderners are not fond of eating raw animal fat, organs, blood, fish heads and edible bones, etc., but these sorts of foods tend to be eaten by carnivorous humans. There are tricks to ZC/VLC that the indigenous Arctic peoples perfected over centuries and millennia and even many of them eat small amounts of berries and other plants, with even the most carnivorous observed Inuit getting 2% of their annual calories from plants, IIRC (though some of the coastal Chukchi may get even less if a documentary I saw is any indication). It shouldn't be done blindly.
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