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SUNSHINE6442
Posts: 1,803
9/20/12 6:32 A

Thirst, dry mouth, dizziness, headache and muscle weakness are common for mild to moderate dehydration. dehydration can cause headaches,,,drink lots of water. Pre-diabetes and diabetes can cause headaches as well as improper nutrition. Fluctuating blood sugar can cause headaches, so balance your sugar levels by eating a carb and a protein. Add vinegar to your daily diet as it helps balance blood sugar.

Foods most likely to trigger headaches and migraines include wheat, milk, cheese, chocolate, coffee, sugar, peanuts, pork, nitrites/nitrates ( lunch meats and hot dogs) and MSG, sugar. Also a high fat diet can trigger a migraine

Eat turkey, tuna and add seasame seeds to salads and veggies daily to reduce headaches....they have magnesium to help headaches. Also your body might be inflammed...and rosemary both help prevent or lessen headaches. Ginger root has anti-inflammatory qualities that help your body reduce the inflammation and swelling that can lead to headaches.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 9/20/2012 (06:34)


SKINICOOK
Posts: 149
9/20/12 4:54 A

I'm 5' 5", about 10lbs heavier and my suggested calorie range from SparkPeople is also 1,200 - 1,300 for days that I'm inactive. If I go up to the top of my range, 1,500 and don't exercise, I am just maintaining. You will get to know yourself what range is right for you. Try and listen to your bodies hunger signals and if you are genuinely hungry have something to eat.

When I first started watching what I eat, I was getting headaches and tiredness but it was just my body readjusting from all the sugar and junk I was eating. I even broke out in spots! The most important thing to do is to make sure you are getting everything. Drink lots of water and eat lots of fruit, veggies, protein and wholegrains. Maybe take a multivitamin to help you along. Your body will soon flush out all the nasty toxins and you'll feel so much better.



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
9/20/12 2:28 A

You're eating too little.

Where do you get that you should be eating as low as 1200-1300 calories?

Since you have very little weight to lose you should be aiming to lose it very slowly. Half a pound a week or less.

This would mean you'd be eating nearly what you'd need to maintain. That would be a good deal higher than that before exercise, and if you exercise at all, higher still.

Try setting your Spark goal to maintain your ideal weight. Set your start and goal weight the same. This'll give you a range where the bottom is calculated at 200 calories below what you need to maintain. That's about where you want to eat to lose - right on the bottom of that maintaining range.



BFMONICA
Posts: 1,440
9/20/12 12:35 A

Drink lots of water.
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PSYCWILD
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Fitness Minutes: (550)
Posts: 2
9/19/12 7:03 P

So since i last signed up here Ive gained A LOT of weight (for me). I am 5 feet tall and have always weighted between 110 to 113 lbs. The most Ive weight before this past year was 114/115 and that was a lot for me. Nowadays though, Ive seen the scale go up to 120! and I feel so....fluffy!
In any case, about three weeks ago I decided to take control of my weight by counting calories (which has worked before). Everywhere I look it says i need to be eating 1200 to 1300 calories per day.
So ive done all I can to do cut back my calories to that level and so far Im down to 116lbs. (thank God!) however, Ive been getting a lot of headaches and I cannot for the life of me make myself work out. Im exhausted all the time, I wake up with headaches and cannot concentrate because of it. Im wondering if I may eating too little? or maybe Im eating the wrong foods?
Quite frankly i dont really pay much attention about WHAT I eat but how many calories the food has. Also if i know im going to eat out at night, i try to not eat too much during the day.
I know im doing something wrong but Im not sure what and how to fix it....suggestions?



 
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