Ideal Protein Diet - Day 5 of IP--> Dizziness. Suggestions?




GeoChick
03-05-2013, 11:06 AM
Hi everyone. I am both new to 3 fat chicks on a diet and the Ideal Protein Diet. I'm on Day 5 and doing great. I haven't even had the temptation to cheat!

I have been feeling very tired and extremely dizzy. My coach suggested trying to take in more salt and water. But I am already adding salt to my water (just a bit) and some too my food.

I have been following the diet to a T. Will this dizziness and lightheadedness go away?

Thank you for any help!


paulfromport
03-05-2013, 11:37 AM
Yes that feeling goes away !

dc120
03-06-2013, 01:33 PM
I always encounter this and go right for a teaspoon of salt followed by a cup of water. This always does the job!


onmyway1014
03-06-2013, 01:51 PM
A teaspoon of salt seems like ALOT of salt to have all at once.

I have heard to try a sprinkle.

the protocol sheet says 1/2 teaspoon seasalt each day.

evepet
03-06-2013, 04:46 PM
A teaspoon of salt seems like ALOT of salt to have all at once.

I have heard to try a sprinkle.

the protocol sheet says 1/2 teaspoon seasalt each day.

Yes - I just double-checked the Phase 1 protocol sheet from 06.12.12 (not sure if it's the most recent) and it says to add 1/2 tsp of sea salt per day. So when this used to happen to me re the dizziness, etc., I'd just sprinkle a little sea salt in the palm of my hand, lick it up, and then drink some water.

funstaffordmom
03-06-2013, 07:35 PM
Your body may still be going through sugar/carb withdrawl.

Buzzard777
03-06-2013, 07:42 PM
I felt that way on day 5 also. I started having dill pickles for one of my cups of vegetables and have felt great since. I think the carb/sugar withdrawls were the real cause for me not feeling right.

funstaffordmom
03-06-2013, 07:54 PM
I felt that way on day 5 also. I started having dill pickles for one of my cups of vegetables and have felt great since. I think the carb/sugar withdrawls were the real cause for me not feeling right.

I bought a large jar of pickles today for the hubs and I. But I don't think one pickle equivelent to a cup of veggies. If so, I'm set!!

Buzzard777
03-16-2013, 02:19 PM
I buy the Mt olive dills and 1.5 of them usually is a cup. Van Holtens sells the single packs and they are sometimes over a cup!

rubygirl05
03-16-2013, 02:24 PM
In my first week, I know I had some lightheadedness (sp?) due to low blood sugar. I ended up eating an extra packet that day, which the Dr told me was a good choice/permissible.

Not sure if that would be helpful in your situation.

patns
03-16-2013, 02:56 PM
Sounds like your blood pressure is low. Take the salt for sure and you may need the extra packet too.

Canadiandieter
03-16-2013, 03:53 PM
The salt lick has always worked for me, and really quickly.

anigurl715
03-16-2013, 10:00 PM
During the first week my coach also told me that if I get light headed/dizzy that it was ok to break off a little piece of a bar and eat only that little piece. I tried that and within 10 minutes I felt fine. He also said it was perfectly fine to have a 4th packet in the first few weeks. He would rather I had a 4th packet than a non-IP snack food Then as I moved on, I found that having my breakfast (shake) when I wake up and celery at 9:30 keeps me stabilized until lunch. And then I'm ok after that--my body wasn't used to the change in my morning breakfast routine.

cmk79
03-17-2013, 02:39 AM
I've noticed that when I don't eat, I get dizzy and get a headache.I'll have to try to remember the salt trick next time!