Ok Getting Headaches What Am I lacking?
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
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...
Originally Posted by dkJames
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
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......
Originally Posted by dkJames
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
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
Originally Posted by Katsuhiko the Rolfer
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
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
Originally Posted by Goldie
im putting salt and pepper on all my meals not sure if thats enough salt...
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 at 06:58 AM.