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Old 03-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Question Day 5 of IP--> Dizziness. Suggestions?

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!
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Yes that feeling goes away !
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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I always encounter this and go right for a teaspoon of salt followed by a cup of water. This always does the job!
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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.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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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.
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Your body may still be going through sugar/carb withdrawl.
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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.
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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!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #9
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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!
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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.

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Sounds like your blood pressure is low. Take the salt for sure and you may need the extra packet too.
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The salt lick has always worked for me, and really quickly.
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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.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:39 AM   #14
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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!
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