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Old Wed, Nov-13-19, 23:59
W33blegurl W33blegurl is offline
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Plan: IPD/general low card
Stats: 202/196/140 Female 5' 3''
Progress: 10%
Location: London, UK
Default Eugh headache! 4 here and so far so good with the low-carbing until this morning. I've woken up with a shocking headache...Am working on the assumption it's a keto-flu type symptom. Looking on the positive side it means I'm starting to head into ketosis...but other than drinking lots of water, any tips to get through the next couple of days? I have to go into the office so hiding out in bed all day sadly isn't an option

Have a great day all!
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Old Thu, Nov-14-19, 02:42
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Ambulo Ambulo is online now
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Plan: No GS, IF
Stats: 150/131/120 Female 64 inches
Progress: 63%
Location: the North, England


Drink fluids, but also make sure you are getting enough salt. Electrolyte drinks, the ones not laden with sugar, or salt your food generously.

All the best!
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Old Tue, Nov-26-19, 10:53
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Plan: Low Carb/High Fat
Stats: 271/262.6/170 Female 5'4"
Progress: 8%
Location: North central HOT Florida

My guess is that it might also be from a lack of regular caffeine.

I experienced it because I stopped drinking 3-4 cans of Coke a day. So I had some black coffee, which helped.

Day 6 for me today. Hope you are feeling better!
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Old Tue, Jul-07-20, 13:05
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Kirsteen Kirsteen is online now
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 217/153/150 Female 171cm
Progress: 96%

In Doctor Atkins' book, he suggests that you raise the carb levels if you suffer adverse reactions. Be gentle on your body - it's less stressful on your system. Stress increases the insulin in your body, so it is counter-productive to trying to lose weight. Low-carb dieting should make you feel good and not worse. There is no need for draconian measures.
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Old Tue, Jul-07-20, 13:23
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Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is online now
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/234/200 Female 5'8"
Progress: 38%
Location: Massachusetts

^^^ what Kirsteen said. Up your carbs a bit.

Salt. Salt replacement is critical on LC . Sea Salt and Lo-salt or NoSalt for wide number of minerals and more potassium, respectively. Low salt usually results in muscle cramps.

Salty broth helps with both.

Last edited by Ms Arielle : Tue, Jul-07-20 at 20:40.
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Old Tue, Jul-07-20, 19:53
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LCinAust LCinAust is offline
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Plan: Keto
Stats: 211/176.1/154 Female 163cm
Progress: 61%
Location: Australia

I've been there! Always the same at around day 3 or 4. Definitely agree with the comments about upping your electrolytes.

It will be over soon!
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Old Tue, Jul-14-20, 14:22
Nrracing Nrracing is offline
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Plan: Custom 22/2 Clean Fast
Stats: 290/258/210 Male 72.5
Progress: 40%
Location: Missouri

Pickle juice few times a week. about 8 oz will do ya good. I also take patass, and magnesium.
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