Thanks for all of your feedback in relation to last weeks newsletter and as its Monday the day we all “Get Back On It” I’ve included a little article about why you get headaches and feel a little rubbish, at first, when you begin detoxing on the KSFL plan.
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Why do you get Headaches when you begin KSFL Detox
In particular, the first few days of the KSFL Detox diet, headaches are a very common symptom. In fact, a large percentage of people who embark on KSFL find that they get headaches the first few days. The headaches are due in part to withdrawal from addictive elements in our diets. The first few days of a Detox diet are a rather dramatic transition for most people and they are going “cold turkey” on many items they are accustomed to eating and drinking regularly. Even though these foods in many cases aren’t considered “Drugs,” there is still a withdrawal effect when we aren’t getting these items into our system. The headache you will likely experience is part of the withdrawal effect.
Coffee, sugar and processed low fat foods in particular, causes a headache when we withdraw them from our diets. When we quit coffee, we can experience quite a severe headache.
The article “Beware the perils of caffeine withdrawal” by Judy Fortin explains why caffeine withdrawal causes a headache.
A doctor interviewed in the article states, “caffeine blocks receptors in the brain that can dilate blood vessels causing headaches.” Drinking caffeine constricts the blood vessels that reach our brain, and reduces the amount of oxygen going to our brain. When the brain realizes less oxygen is getting to the brain, it increases adrenaline, which is what causes a sudden boost of energy.
If possible it is a good idea to quit coffee before hitting KSFL diet. Otherwise, you will potentially be suffering symptoms from the coffee withdrawal at the same time as you experience the other Detox symptoms. If possible, at least dramatically reduce your coffee consumption in the days leading up to the start of the diet. Chocolate, tea and fizzy pop also can be addictive in the same way as coffee as these items also contain caffeine. Quitting caffeine products can also cause people to be irritable. If you experience irritability during your Detox diet, it also very well might be because you are not getting exposure to the products you regularly eat and drink to which you may be addicted to.
Even if you aren’t addicted to coffee, you may get a headache during your Detox diet, especially during the first few days. When toxins are released they can cause muscle tightness. This tightness affects your head. Many people find that massage helps them great deal during a Detox. Also people who eat lots of dairy will have sinus related headaches during the Detox process. These people might have more mucus that needs to move out of the body.
To assist with headaches during your KSFL be sure to drink lots of water. Water will help to flush out your system and reduce symptoms like headaches. Also a good rule of thumb is to begin eliminating foods and drinks that may be addictive days before your Detox diet begins. Instead of coffee, you might want to drink green tea in the week leading up to your Detox. Also eliminating sugar, caffeine, and alcohol in advance is a good idea.
KSFL Fat Loss Tips and Tricks
*Start the day with a protein rich breakfast.
*Eat only 3 meals per day – STOP SNACKING it cause insulin/cortisol spikes.
*Insulin/cortisol spikes you get through the day lead to increased belly fat storage!
*Eat protein at every meal and get your good carbs from tons of veggies. Eat unlimited amounts of greens that are your best friend.
*Try and do a 10minute HIIT Workout first thing in the morning. *Then, whatever life throws at you that day, you can be smug knowing you have already done your workout!
Damage Limitation – If you fall off the wagon, don’t panic, just jump back on right away. Don’t wait for tomorrow or Monday, just accept the choice you made then move on right away. Don’t put it off, get straight back on that moment.