[QUOTE=leslieinvirginia;902161]Also, I find with carbs that I crave them less when I have less. I don't seem to have a kill switch! Once I get started, it's hard for me to stop. Possibly better planning would help with this, like having every meal planned down to the ounce![/QUOTE]
If it is a genuine craving, that might indicate problems with neurotransmitters. For example, it seems over-consuming carbs can be an unconscious attempt to self-medicate a low-serotonin status. However, the real [I]solution[/I] to that is not to self-medicate with sugar/starch (or alcohol) but to make sure you have enough tryptophan. Julia Ross is very interesting on these kinds of issues:
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On the dizziness -- as has been said, it's a known effect and often seems to be related to electrolyte imbalances. A sudden change in diet upsets these, and probably making sure you're drinking enough fluids, using a little broad-spectrum unrefined seasalt with your food, and supplementing with magnesium (and perhaps potassium) should make that go away.
The forum has provided great advice (water, sleep, vitamins, etc). However, I agree with one poster about dealing with the "carb flu" without relying on high sugar fruit. It sucks for a bit but pretty soon you’ll have even, sustainable energy without relying on carbs, caffeine, etc.
[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3]ketosis is a natural diuretic so drink way more water than you think you need.
miso soup and avocados will help for sodium and potassium restoration.[/SIZE][/FONT]