effects between meals?

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musiclvr02
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effects between meals?

Post by musiclvr02 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:47 pm

anyone have a little dizziness between meals? I'm having a little today and it was the first time. Friday it felt like low blood sugar.

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Post by clarinetgal » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:13 am

Sort of. I notice it if I go more than about 5.5 hours between meals, or if my prior meal was too heavy on carbs and too light on protein and fat.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:32 pm

No dizziness in 3.5 years. I remember once or twice feeling shaky; don't know why, since I had not gone any longer than usual (and have often gone longer) without eating.
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Post by wosnes » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:21 pm

Don't forget -- your dizziness can be caused by any number of things other than the change in the way you're eating.
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Post by Aprilsparrow » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:23 pm

I had this to and it really scared me. I think I was overdoing it on the exercise and not eating enough of the good foods. What you put on your plate matters in the fact that you want things that are filling. I also think drinking more water will help.

Looking forward to hearing from others on this and there suggestions.

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Post by musiclvr02 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:45 am

no dizziness today. I rarely feel that way.

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Post by musiclvr02 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:47 am

Aprilsparrow thanks for your comment. Hope you feel good today!

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Post by seaurch » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:46 am

I think your brain takes a little time to adjust to your new regime. It was so used to all those between-meal snacks!

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Post by musiclvr02 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:24 am

Know what, I kind of wondered about that! I ate mindlessly for s little while and now that I have to watch the timing of when and what I eat, I get that!

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Post by Nicest of the Damned » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:13 am

wosnes wrote:Don't forget -- your dizziness can be caused by any number of things other than the change in the way you're eating.
Yes. A couple of things that can cause dizziness that might be relevant at this time of year are dehydration and heat exhaustion.

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Post by wosnes » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:12 am

Nicest of the Damned wrote:
wosnes wrote:Don't forget -- your dizziness can be caused by any number of things other than the change in the way you're eating.
Yes. A couple of things that can cause dizziness that might be relevant at this time of year are dehydration and heat exhaustion.
I was thinking I should have added that.
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Post by vmsurbat » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:33 am

Nicest of the Damned wrote:
wosnes wrote:Don't forget -- your dizziness can be caused by any number of things other than the change in the way you're eating.
Yes. A couple of things that can cause dizziness that might be relevant at this time of year are dehydration and heat exhaustion.
This is especially relevant since you are so new to NoS. One thing we are apt to forget is that most of our food is primarily made up of water and when we begin eating less (ala NoS), we are not consuming as much water as we were previously.

I found that I needed to conscientiously add 2 glasses of water a day to avoid experiencing mild dehydration--a glass in the am on waking and another by lunch (in addition to my "normal" water/juice/coffee/tea regimen).

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Post by seaurch » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:04 pm

From a link in the (awesome) other thread "Resources which support No-Snacking" vis a vis feeling dizzy between meals.
When you eat every 2-3 hours, your body becomes dependent on a constant supply of food. The body will lose its built-in ability to tolerate missing a meal, and the blood sugar will crash and often crash hard.

In 2002, the New York Academy of Sciences published a report stating that all-day grazing can put you at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The risk increases when insulin spikes after eating foods that have high glycemic values. If you eat only three meals a day, (even high-glycemic ones), your insulin levels have time to even out, says Victor Zammit, head of cell biochemistry at Hannah Research Institute in Ayr, Scotland. Conversely, if you eat high glycemic foods between meals, your insulin levels stay dangerously high.

Most cultures around the world still practice 2 to 3 meals a day without snacking. For most westerners who have become accustomed to snacking, having three meals a day will be a transition. Our western diet is loaded with short chain carbs, sugars and fast burning processed foods. Give yourself some time to make this transition. You can even start with four meals to make it easier.
Read the whole link...it's pretty good.

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Post by Jethro » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:17 pm

When I eat too many sweets in one sitting on S days, 1-2 hours later I feel dizzy and my eyesight becomes blurry.

It goes away in another 1-2 hours.
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Post by musiclvr02 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:36 pm

thanks seaurch! Totally makes sense

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Post by musiclvr02 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Oh btw I am 58, started 3 weeks ago at 200 and am female.

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