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Subject: Energy levels
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 6:08 AM ET
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I'm 9 days into a new way of eating. I stick to mainly basic foods, oatmeal, fruits/veggies, fish, water and can't give up my coffee. I also add nonfat yogurts when I'm in the mood. The only thing I've changed about my eating is I've cut out all(almost)of the junk food I used to eat. (I'm a terrible horrible junk food junkie and will taste a tiny bit here or there now). The first week I lost 7 lbs., mostly water weight I'm sure. But the problem is sometimes my energy levels are zapped, nil, to the point where I feel like a rag doll. Is this just a system readjustment or something? Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/30/2011 3:38 PM ET
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Maybe try drinking orange juice. It would give you some quick sugar and you'd get some vitamin C

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 1:53 PM ET
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Hang in there. Sounds to me like your system has been sugar and caffeine overloaded for a while--those are both stimulants to your system, in diffferent ways and what you are feeling is the lack of them. I bet mid afternoons are the worst, right?

I have found that it takes a few weeks for your body to get used to being without sugar and/or caffeine, and that if you can just get through it, you will lose your taste and need for both and feel much better. I would try adding exercise to get the blood and your natural endorphins flowing--even if you just take a break and walk around the block or building.

And, congratulations, those are healthy changes!

Date Posted: 7/29/2011 8:01 AM ET
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Reen - how do you feel now???

Date Posted: 8/19/2011 11:17 AM ET
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Maybe you need to take a multivitamin, be sure to stay hydrated (plain water)............



Last Edited on: 8/19/11 11:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 12:53 PM ET
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Also, are you at an age where hormone changes could be affecting your energy level?

Date Posted: 10/12/2011 10:34 AM ET
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You know, my energy levels were zapped too and I went to the dr. only to find out that I have an underactive thyroid!  I have been on my meds for 2 months and feel much better.  It may be worth checking out! 

I also recently started the Body by Vi 90-Day Challenge and my energy levels are through the roof!