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Carbs are Not my Friend

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I woke up with a migraine yesterday. I've suffered from migraines since childhood, at my worst getting up to 1-2 a week. Now thanks to a daily preventative medicine, I only get one every month or so. It still sucks though. I envy the people that just get a regular headache that can be relieved with a dose of Tylenol.

Anyway, thanks to not feeling well, my plans for the day were shot. I spent most of the day in bed. When I did get hungry, I didn't want to go to a lot of effort so instead of fixing a healthy meal, I grabbed a microwave meal. I couldn't do that with supper so I just fixed a box of hamburger helper. My one concession to healthy eating was substituting ground turkey for the ground beef. I even caved and drank a Pepsi because sometimes caffeine will help ease up a migraine.

As a result, I got in a lot more carbs that I have been eating lately.And to my surprise, I felt the effects almost immediately. Prior to limiting my carb intake, I often had an upset stomach. That went away when I stopped eating breads, pastas and carb-heavy processed meals. But yesterday when I ate a bunch of carbs, I found my stomach churning barely a half hour after eating. I also woke up this morning feeling queasy, something that hadn't happened since I started limiting carbs.

Apparently carbs are not my friend. I'm hoping my indulgence doesn't come back to bite me in the tush tomorrow when I weigh in.

Self-compliments for the day
1) Even though I ate crappy yesterday, I stayed within my calorie limits.
2) I still got in 8 glasses of water.
3) I'm not beating myself up over a bad day.
4) Now that I've had 3 days off from exercise, my legs are feeling much better.
5) Even though I spent most of the day in bed and didn't get any exercise at all, I still managed 6400 steps yesterday.
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    I know that feeling. When I eat too many carbs I get a headache and tummy ache, sometimes it even feels like a hangover! Live and Learn!

    1829 days ago
    Based on your reaction to the carbs, I'm curious if you have a gluten allergy. Might be worth looking into it. I had a friend who had a similar experience and she just decided to cut out gluten and her days of upset stomachs are behind her!

    Good job still managing to stay within your calorie limits! :D
    1830 days ago
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