The headaches, cravings, fatigue, and brain fog start to leave on day four. Remember, this is relative to the degree of "carbs" your body stored so it could go sooner for some and longer for others.
It is very very important that you are getting in your potassium and sea salt during this program and, especially so during the first days. If you are having persistent headaches try taking a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of salt in a glass of warm water as a drink or straight from your hand. The headache will leave in about 15 min or so if it is sodium related.
Some people do well adding an extra potassium tablet during the first 3 to 5 days but try the salt first.
The brain fog is a little more complex. Brain fog can be sign that you are developing leptin resistance. Leptin is produced by our fat cells (info discovered in 1995) and is involved in the signals of the brain and our ability to burn fat. As we become more toxic, more resistant to leptin, the signals shut down and we develop elevated leptin in the brain and the brain fog sets in. It is a lot more involved than that and I am still learning about the process BUT, it is correctable. It corrects differently with each person and relates to how toxic we are. The leptin also has a correlation to our bones and our thyroid health (something just being learned).
As you eliminate the sugars and processed products and hidden msgs, and hidden sugars, you will see a change in your brain function. You might try to take a few cups of brewed green tea a day. It has been shown to help, as an antioxidant, in detoxing. B vitamins and selenium are also showing impact on leptin.
Be patient but start expecting to feel different beginning day 4, again day 10, and so on. This diet rapidly changes body chemistry so much so that blood work taken for the same person has shown significant change in as little as 2 weeks. EACH PERSON is UNIQUE so EACH REPSONSE WILL BE DIFFERENT to some degree.
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Taking this 10 pounds at a time!
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