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NIKKISCHROE SparkPoints: (1,946)
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3/24/13 11:22 P

Thank you! I have been drinking my coffee and incorporating more snacks...think I just cut back on all too fast...this big ole body is used to ALOT lol...hope everyone is doing good!

MLS616 Posts: 154
3/24/13 9:58 P

Is it migraine like?
If so, that is often related to lowering carbs.
It's caused by the drop in estrogen when you reduce sugars in the blood. I hate the headache I get, but love the idea that I've improved my health.

Agree with the other suggestions too - caffeine and hydration.


Take care!
Michelle

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3/23/13 9:45 P

Thank you guys! It was the caffeine def...I've started back just to taper off slowly :) thanks again! Caffeine is seriously like a drug...scary!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,900
3/22/13 4:08 P

Deydration can cause headaches....drink lots of water as fluctuating blood sugar can cause headaches...balance your sugar levels by always eating a carb and a protein together.

Also using olive oil in moderation can diffuse headaches...this is the good fat your body needs...Walnuts, almonds, seasame oil, avocado, sardines, tuna are all good as a diet in high fats... such as trans fats andsaturated fats can trigger a migraine and so can sugar.

Wheat, milk, cheese, chocolate, coffee, sugar, peanuts, pork, nitrites/nitrates ( lunch meats and hot dogs) and MSG, sugar are just some things that may be giving you a headache. Instead eat a bowl of whole-grain fortified cereal with fat-free or reduced-fat milk, mushrooms, broccoli, and spinach...Also your body might be inflammed...adding the spice rosemary to foods may help prevent or lessen headaches

If they do not stop please go see a doctor as diabetics also get headaches, as well as, stress, eye strain, spinal problems, not sleeping well, sinus problems, grinding one's teeth while sleeping and not eating enough just to name a few.

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3/22/13 1:10 P

NIKKISCHROE,

Are you going cold turkey on any particular food item ? Did you cut out caffeinated products ? If you used to be a big coffee or soda drinker and decided you need to cut back, the withdrawal symptoms can be pretty bad. I know when I stopped drinking Diet Coke, I had the worst headaches. Even people who've cut back on sugar will tell you they had headaches too.

So, it's possible your headaches may be related to cutting out certain food products. Here's the thing, let's say you did decide to stop drinking Coke. If you can hang on, the symptoms do stat to go away as your body adjusts.

What to do for now ? you might try drinking some herbal tea. Herbal tea can help a bit.

Also, if you find that going cold turkey doesn't work, you might try weening yourself off whatever it is you stopped eating or drinking. that might be a better way to ease into a healthier routine. Keep in mind that no one ever became a healthy eater overnight. it's impossible. make small changes so that your body can adapt and adjust to those changes.



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3/22/13 1:57 A

I wonder if you would benefit from cutting back on them slowly? That way your body might not even notice the changes.

Kris

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3/21/13 7:04 P

Thank you Nancy I think it may have to do with cutting back caffeine and reduced sugar intake.

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3/21/13 7:01 P

Hi NIKKISCHROE,

Are you eating enough carbs? Are you eating every 3-4 hours? Have you restricted caffeine? Are you staying hydrated? Are you refueling after you workout with some carbs and protein?

As you can see there can be many reasons why, but if this issue persist beyond several days you may want to contact your doctor and see what he/she has to say.

Coach Nancy

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3/21/13 6:57 P

I have a headache everyday when I'm on a diet...not looking for medical diagnosis, just maybe suggestions. Has anyone else experienced this? I eat snacks regularly, and a balanced diet. Thanks:) have a great day!

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