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DRAGONCHILDE
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1/13/13 2:38 P

If you would consider creating a sparkpage and sharing your nutrition trackers, we can take a look at your diet and see if what you're eating is responsible.

How much do you weigh, what's your goal weight, and your target weight loss per week/goal date? how much are you burning weekly through exercise? (This information can help us determine if you're eating enough.)

If this persists, I would strongly recommend seeing your doctor. Nausea is not a normal side effect of eating healthy to lose weight, has nothing to do with "detoxing" (get that word out of your vocabulary, it means nothing outside of drug and alcohol rehab), and is very concerning.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/13/2013 (14:47)


SONICB
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1/13/13 1:24 P

Nausea is a symptom of hunger for me, personally... On days that I eat fewer than 1700 calories, I tend to feel nauseous.



YOJULEZ
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1/13/13 11:59 A

One other issue might be the cutting out of soda. If the soda has caffeine in it, and you quit it cold turkey, it could cause headaches and nausea from eliminating the caffeine. Maybe try drinking some coffee (black or with some nonfat milk) or tea and see if that helps.



FITGRANDMA120
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1/13/13 8:51 A

The food tracker is a great tool. With that being said, it helped me alot and as I lost weight I became more active. I would do runnnung, dance and strength training sometimes in one day. The more active you become the more fuel you need and you're body needs more than just protein. Don't deprive yourself by going too low.
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Now what you can do is readjust your food tracker to compensate for increased activity. It will help out alot. I upped mine by about three hundred calories. I feel much better, less sickly and I still have half a dr, pepper for a cheat food. Congradulations on quitting the soda's
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STEPHEN_NANNY that was a good point about the amount of caloric intake being too low.



STEPHEN_NANNY
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1/13/13 5:50 A

A few questions then...

How did you arrive at 1200 cals as a good daily intake? That is very, very low...and likely too low for 99.9% of people trying to lose weight. There are many negative implications to being too low in cals in a healthy weight loss regimen...dizziness, nausea, weakness, lack of energy for a good work-out...as well as slowing your metabolism to the point where your weight loss is nearly halted.

How do you know if you are cutting too many carbs? How do you know you aren't getting enough protein? Without diligent tracking of your food, you'll never really know the answers to those questions....so if you aren't already, I would suggest using the nutrition tracker here so you can find out:
a) what you are really eating
b) what you ought to be really eating.

Until then, you'll never really know what your nausea is caused or linked by.

Good luck!



BRITTX626
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1/12/13 1:40 P

Oh sorry! I cut out all soda, and junk food and I'm cutting way back on carbs. Im trying to not go over 1200 calories and i need way more protein. Its day 4 and i think I'm not eating enought because I'm so afraid of going over calories. I haven't really been eating anything too acidic either. Thanks for your help !

Edited by: BRITTX626 at: 1/12/2013 (13:41)


CMCOLE
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1/12/13 7:15 A

Stephen_Nanny has a very good point.

If by "diet" you mean totally changing and limiting items - to the point of malnutrition - well, there's a problem.

Think "healthy lifestyle" and get a good balance of proteins, vegetables, fats, etc. in your menu.



STEPHEN_NANNY
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1/12/13 6:50 A

When you say "this diet", what do you mean? Until we have details of what that means, or can see your nutrition tracker, nobody can say for sure what is causing your nausea or even if diet has anything to do with it at all.



SUNSHINE6442
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1/12/13 6:21 A

I agree with REYNINGSUNSHINE

Yes, your blood glucose levels seem to being doing a dance.

Always eat a carb and a protein to balance your blood sugar...even if you eat a piece of fruit ..have a small carb....stick with berries for awhile as they have the least impact on blood sugar...then add apples, pears, peaches, plums, kiwi, cherries as these fruits are low...and remember after you have a carb-rich meal, there is a shoot in the sugar level in the blood which can create nausea....you could also be dehydrated...drink lots of water throughout the day....especially if you are exercising.

You also might be overly acidic which causes nausea...you say your taking tums....stay away from acidic foods like oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes and so on. Chocolate is also can contribute to heartburn..even dairy can be the likely culprit of heartburn and heartburn can cause nausea. Wheat can do it too....no wheat bread eat rye as it stabilizes blood sugar...toast some up!

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 1/12/2013 (06:27)


REYNINGSUNSHINE
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1/12/13 2:40 A

I get nauseous when my blood sugar is too low- which happens because I have a hard time knowing when I'm hungry, so I undereat. Your body MIGHT be adjusting to the new eating. Because it is used to probably having high blood sugar all the time, it's gotten used to it and found ways to adapt, such as releasing extra insulin. If this is the case, then when you AREN'T spiking your blood sugar so high (ie, now), the insulin could be too much, causing hypoglycemia. This is just one possible theory.

Does it get better at all after you eat? What kind of diet are you now following?



BRITTX626
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1/11/13 11:53 P

24/7. !! I started this diet 3 days ago and I feel nauseous all the time. My mom says my body is in detox from all the crap I've been eating so I took some tums. But I can tell the second they wear off because I feel nauseous again!!! Ugh any suggestions?



 
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