With all that meat I guess this is an Atkins Diet. Is this so and are you still eating 3lbs of meat a day?
I used to work with a man who went down with CFS and had to retire from work at the age of 40.
Eventually he went to a doctor who convinced him to give up grains and dairy and he was working again the last time I saw him with a full recovery.
The low carb diet didnt work with me, I'm best on a mixture of fat and carbs.
High meat can increase acidity and leech calcium out of the body and you can end up with osteoporosis.:worried:
I would also get your urea levels checked, high protein is hard work on the kidneys.
I initially started on the Atkins Diet because that was the information that was most at hand for me. I don't know what I'd call it now. I just avoid most carbs other than most vegetables as much as I can, stay away from sugar, processed foods, junk in general. And I major on meat and healthy fats and oils. And it works for me.
Alot of people don't do well low carb. My daughters wouldn't for instance. Husband doesn't need to keep carbs as low as I need to, though he has cut way back too because he feels better when he does. Less heartburn and stomach upset.
I went for years not knowing what to do, what to try, what might help. I was 10 yrs into my CFS experience before I heard a hint about low carb being maybe something I could try. So I really want to make sure the idea of it is out there as much as I can, for those who need it and nobody has suggested the possibility to them yet.
Not to worry about my kidneys, ol' buddy.
I did some research for a couple empowher articles not too long ago and the idea that an abundance of protein is hard on the kidneys is incorrect, except for some cases of kidneys already damaged or diseased.
I ate 3 lbs of meat a day for probably about a year. Then I gradually ate less because I was less hungry. I didn't need as much of it anymore. I probably eat ... just guessing here ... somewhere between a lb and 2 lbs.
It works very well for me. Not to say it makes me totally healthy. That's not happening yet. But when I don't do this, I begin to get sicker within days. So ... this is the way for me.:Retro smile: