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    The last few weeks, sporadically after we get home from our workout my feet will cramp up. It's painful, my big toe is pulled down and I'm writhing around trying to massage it out, while DH decides if he should call the pound to wrangle a wild animal or get out the dart gun to tranq me.


    The thing is, this isn't right away, this is about an hour after we get back. I've replenished some fluids, showered, started making a meal, possibly snacked on some almonds.


    What am I missing nutritionally or what am I doing wrong to cause this? The workout is mainly sprints or running a mile, with some push-ups before.


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    Are you taking magnesium and potassium supplements? If not, start. Those are the things that are most likely to cause these kinds of muscle cramps - a lack of magnesium and potassium.


    I take four potassium caps a day and a magnesium tablet every night before bed. I haven't had a single cramp since I started this - and I used to get horrible leg and foot cramps.

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    Looking at a list of foods dense in these two minerals I don't think my diet is lacking in them. Almonds, squash, spinach, the occasional banana...


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    annadragon: You still may need supplements. Many of us do. (I know I do.)

    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    I had the same problem before, I find canned alaskan salmon helps, because of the salt content possibly (and lets not forget the canned stuffed is supposed to be wild-caught


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