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Old 04-09-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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Lately my digestion is poor in general, and I've especially noticed I have no appetite for meat. Sometimes just the thought makes me nauseous. I've resorted to drinking two whey shakes a day to keep protein intake up, and I take Betaine HCl with the meat I do eat. Eggs are okay, sometimes make me a little uncomfortable, and I don't do dairy (try not to).

Does anyone know of a reason for this to happen? Does it make sense to just "listen to my body" and back off the protein for a little while? I currently get 100-120g (at 140 lbs bodyweight). I sort of feel digestion may be taking more of the energy I'm low on anyway.

Background for those who don't know me: I'm struggling with fatigue and hypothyroid symptoms, though not on treatment. Not very active currently, due to fatigue... 2-3 strength training sessions a week max. Had the conventional treatment for H. Pylori a few months ago.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Is it meat or could it be fats in general?
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Could be... But why would that happen? I always did well on low carb/high fat. I guess I could try eating less fat.
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Fat issues in general could point to a liver/gallbladder issue. That's why I asked. You don't have to necessarily go low-fat, other than to contrast it with when you eat "high-fat" meals.
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:32 AM   #5
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Not very active currently, due to fatigue... 2-3 strength training sessions a week max.
Thats still very active. Take a week off while you figure this out. Fatigue and digestion problems are signs of overtraining. Go for a walk if you want to go do something during your week off.
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Thats still very active. Take a week off while you figure this out. Fatigue and digestion problems are signs of overtraining. Go for a walk if you want to go do something during your week off.
This is after a couple of weeks off.
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I second the high fat issue......as I love meats like bacon and eggs....but the thought of downing a ton of olive oil makes me want to gag.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:07 PM   #8
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I think you can back off the protein for a day or 2 and see how you feel. If it was me I'd eat a lot of pizza and drink some beer.
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:37 AM   #9
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Lately my digestion is poor in general, and I've especially noticed I have no appetite for meat. Sometimes just the thought makes me nauseous. I've resorted to drinking two whey shakes a day to keep protein intake up, and I take Betaine HCl with the meat I do eat. Eggs are okay, sometimes make me a little uncomfortable, and I don't do dairy (try not to).

Does anyone know of a reason for this to happen? Does it make sense to just "listen to my body" and back off the protein for a little while? I currently get 100-120g (at 140 lbs bodyweight). I sort of feel digestion may be taking more of the energy I'm low on anyway.

Background for those who don't know me: I'm struggling with fatigue and hypothyroid symptoms, though not on treatment. Not very active currently, due to fatigue... 2-3 strength training sessions a week max. Had the conventional treatment for H. Pylori a few months ago.
I'm not an expert but once in a while I have no appetite for meat either and I'll have vegetables, veg soup or veg stew, maybe together with mushrooms and tofu, and maybe some fruit also. I'd go with listening to the body.
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In the end....the body is a pretty damn smart machine....and will tell us what is in the best interests of itself....that is if we actually listen.

Body says no meat or fat....probably a good idea to take a break and then slowly get back into it.

Don't piss off the liver or gallbladder.....only got one of each and no spares.
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