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    Hi all

    So im into day 5

    starting weight 13 stone 5lb

    Today 12 stone 13.8lb

    my diet so far has been red meat, eggs, mixed veg, a little fruit

    did slip up with a couple packets of crisps but if im gonna do this crisps has to be on the menue now and then

    keeping it simples at the moment

    two meals a day with a little fruit as maybe a snack

    so now im getting headaches and my flushing seems worse....

    Am I lacking anything??

    Maybe I need more water

    any answers would be great

    Thanks

    Marcus

  • #2
    Depends ... what was your diet prior to your current eating plan ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dkJames View Post
      Depends ... what was your diet prior to your current eating plan ?
      I was eating to many crisps, sausage rolls, bread, pasta, white wine, normal dinners like pie and mash and peas, beans , breaded chicken lots of processed foods and frozen easy foods from icelands...

      its kinda putting me off as I suffer from flushing

      and these headaches are making it worse

      Dont know if to have more bananas and up my water intake

      cheers

      Marcus

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      • #4
        Looks to me like you are going through some withdrawal. Usual suspects would be wheat and / or refined sugar. My wife went through a so-called carb flu when we went wheat and sugar free. I did not but it depends on each individual. Some suffer from withdrawal symptoms for as long as a couple of weeks ... stay the course for a while. If it is really persistent, reconsider. You may feel great after one full week or 10 days so it is worth keeping up the current plan.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dkJames View Post
          Looks to me like you are going through some withdrawal. Usual suspects would be wheat and / or refined sugar. My wife went through a so-called carb flu when we went wheat and sugar free. I did not but it depends on each individual. Some suffer from withdrawal symptoms for as long as a couple of weeks ... stay the course for a while. If it is really persistent, reconsider. You may feel great after one full week or 10 days so it is worth keeping up the current plan.
          I dont want to give up yet I didnt realise this would happen......

          im going to persist for the whole month I have the willpower to do it...

          just hate having these headaches and flushing even more its most uncomfortable...

          cheers for the reply

          Marcus

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          • #6
            I suggest trying some coconut oil on its own, just have a dessert spoonful and see if that helps... it will quickly go to your brain as a direct source of fuel

            don't forget to eat some greens like savoy, spinach, spring greens (my fav) etc and put butter on

            are you hungry? remember at this stage you are switching the way your metabolism works and that will take time so dont worry about the scales too much

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Katsuhiko the Rolfer View Post
              I suggest trying some coconut oil on its own, just have a dessert spoonful and see if that helps... it will quickly go to your brain as a direct source of fuel

              don't forget to eat some greens like savoy, spinach, spring greens (my fav) etc and put butter on

              are you hungry? remember at this stage you are switching the way your metabolism works and that will take time so dont worry about the scales too much

              heres Katsuhiko again always there to help :-)

              ive been eating more onions, carrots, bean sprouts and green and white cabbage its a veggi mix from sainsburys

              im having brocolli tomorrow

              im not feeling hungry really

              ill try spoonful of coconut oil thats going down fast have to order from where you said

              but like I say im doing this for a month if its not for me its not for me but im here for a month for sure

              Cheers

              Marcus

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              • #8
                Try taking magnesium supplements (best in the evening as they can make you drowsy).

                Also... are you getting enough salt now? When people stop eating a diet high in processed foods, and if you don't add any salt to the food you've cooked, you might not be getting enough salt and potassium.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                  Try taking magnesium supplements (best in the evening as they can make you drowsy).

                  Also... are you getting enough salt now? When people stop eating a diet high in processed foods, and if you don't add any salt to the food you've cooked, you might not be getting enough salt and potassium.
                  ill take a look at the magnesium

                  im putting salt and pepper on all my meals not sure if thats enough salt...

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                  • #10
                    re - salt

                    get some decent sea salt or rock salt - I get a brand called 'Geo', it tastes very salty so you don't need much. I get in a wholefood store but there will be other brands, Sainsbury will have a decent one

                    Saxa and other table salt is really nasty as it is made by chemical reaction
                    Last edited by Katsuhiko the Rolfer; 04-08-2013, 06:58 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Try adding some or all of these incredibly nutritious and supportive foods to your menu-
                      Liver, about a pound a week. Without this, your body will stay malnourished and you might never feel well, for the duration of your life. You don't have to like it, but eating it should not be a question. Ever.
                      Bone stock, about 1/2 cup a day is plenty.
                      Molasses, organic blackstrap - yeah, read the mineral content! Especially if you are losing electrolytes, taking a spoonful of molasses every day will go a long way. And yes, you can still be low-carb and eat molasses in small amounts.

                      Another vote for magnesium, I take 400mg a day to keep cramps away and it helps the sleeping and pooping, too, if you're into pooping more often - which not everyone is...but that's another story!

                      Seaweed, other sea foods like shellfish. Never limit, mercury is just a myth.
                      Avocados.
                      Berries.
                      Of course, pastured eggs or the best eggs you can come by.

                      Most any common salt will do, I have no idea what Katsuhiko is talking about. Chloride might not be the best, but sodium is totally what you just dumped and why you are staying thirsty. Take about a teaspoon a day, added to food or in some water.
                      Crohn's, doing SCD

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                      • #12
                        If you think you may need more water, what easier to do than drink half a liter and see if it makes the headache go away, before you go shopping for stuff you don't have.

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                        • #13
                          I don't know what a crisp is, but if there's a more Primal version you can come by, I'd look for it. Especially if it has salt, which you are probably craving.
                          Crohn's, doing SCD

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                          • #14
                            crisps are what yanks call 'chips'

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                            • #15
                              If so, chips can be very Primal, even Paleo. Find good organic root products fried in healthy oil like coconut, butter, etc. Don't trust olive oil anywhere, it's mostly soybean oil and corn oil.
                              Crohn's, doing SCD

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