Originally Posted by Vippysue
I'm a newbie starting day 4 today. I've heard the first three days are the toughest. If that's the case, I'm home free.... However, I did start curbing my carbs way back before starting the diet. I heard it was much easier to transition that way. I did have one small issue yesterday. I went to get a massage at the request of my chiropractor. When I got up I felt like I was going to pass out and nauseous. I didn't think I was going to make it home. Water and a 1 hour nap fixed that.
I've learned so much from reading everyone's posts. You all are very inspiring. I'm happy to be here with you.
VippySue - I have been doing IP for months and I am still occasionally plagued with the same feeling, although it is much more usual in the first weeks.
I know for me that feeling means I need to be more careful about getting in ALL the required items - water, salt, vitamins and yes, the food. The food we do get is so limited that it is super important to get it in you and regularly. Yesterday, I was running a quick errand, did not have any emergency packets with me as I was using a different car(Lisa's number 1 rule of planning broken!)and started to feel really light headed. I had not planned my second meal and thus was too far away from my last meal.
Quick run into McDonalds (first time in years, never my favorite place) and grabbed an egg white McMuffin, no cheese. Threw away the English muffin, ate the egg white and slice of ham. I then accounted for the protein, taking it off my dinner. I felt instantly better.