October 17, 2013 at 7:05 am #13180
Low carbed for about a year. Trying to ETH but have serious problems. Eat ice cream..result heart palpatations. Eat Banana….result heart palpatations. Drink Orange Juice …heart palpatations. This heart beating is so intense in the night it keeps me awake all night long. I am drinking bone broth daily. my foods are so limited. can someone please tell me what this is? what can i do. what did you doOctober 17, 2013 at 9:15 am #13181LindaParticipant
Maybe since you low carbed for a year your body isn’t used to all that sugar? Try to start slow with it and Not so much at night. Sorry, I am just anybody & one of the others may actually know better.October 17, 2013 at 9:26 am #13182
Chen, did you have a very low calorie intake? Less than 1,000?October 17, 2013 at 9:51 am #13185
I did not count calories at that time but I know I was very low carb around 25-40g, and because of that I was probably low on calories also. Could have been below 1000. Did you have an idea regarding what could be going on?October 17, 2013 at 9:56 am #13186
Sometimes those who have restricted to a very low calories level can experience something called re-feeding syndrome. Do you have any of the following… “dizzy, light-headed, feverish, vomit, experience severe swelling of the hands or feet, and/or experience chills?” – this is from the youreatopia eating disorder site.October 17, 2013 at 10:59 am #13190
Linda, thanks for responding I appreciate it very much. This might actually be part of the problem. Also thank you BauerPower for the insight. How would I remedy the problem?October 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm #13191
Slowly increasing calories until you reach around 2,000 then eating as wanted or seek a nutritionist. You may want to research re-feeding syndrome :)October 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm #13194OldMateParticipant
Are you getting enough salt?
In the early stages of refeeding I experienced this heart palpitation a couple of times but not as often as it sounds you are… For a while there after dinner I would experience shortness of breath, high heart rate, and would shiver like crazy. I kept on playing around with food variables, answering any hunger signals, not pushing too hard, and pushed through.
I know there are some other posts that have mentioned heart palpitations.
What are your temps like when you get the heart palpitations? Are you peeing clear?October 18, 2013 at 7:17 am #13206
Thanks for replying so quickly, I’m peeing pretty normal, I think I eat enough salt but I will try and eat more. Why do you ask the question about salt in relationship with the palpitations? I will look at the other post to see if I see any more information on the palpitations. Also oldmate if you notice Linda was the first to answer this post suggesting perhaps my body needs to adjust to the sugars, what do you think?
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