Dieting Can Be a Headache

“I wish it would just go away!” Headaches are like that next-door neighbor who just won’t get the hint that it’s time to leave… it’s the worst. Unfortunately, headaches while trying to lose weight are fairly common. But that doesn’t mean you should suffer through it. Making a few simple changes will eliminate that headache. As for that Steve Urkel or Kimmy Gibbler next door, try locking the door, turning off the lights and pretending you’re not home (this works for a salesman and the in-laws too).

RELAX

Kick up those tired toads (see what we did there), relax, sit down and just be still. Holding tension in your neck, shoulders or back will definitely give you a tension headache. We highly recommend trying a tension relieving yoga session, there are lots of helpful videos on youtube. Here’s one of our favorites.  

You can, of course, take a mild pain pill or muscle relaxant.

Drink Water

Constantly drinking water throughout the day is one of the best ways to prevent headaches caused by dehydration. Try drinking at least 4-8oz of water intermittently throughout your day for a total of 8-10 cups.  For those of you who want a little pizzazz, try drinking zero-calorie flavored water.

Increase Progesterone

If you experiencing vomiting and a change in eyesight with a pounding headache right before your visit from “that red-headed cousin from down south” your body may be low in progesterone. Try taking 1/4 tsp. of natural progesterone cream on days 14-26 of your cycle, it should make a world of difference for you. But first, please consult with your physician.

Consult your Physician 

Sometimes those nasty headaches are actually migraines. These type of headaches can come from changes in diet, allergies, low potassium, hypoglycemia or insulin resistance.  Consult your physician about which of these may be causing your headaches. Treatment for these could include dietary changes, allergy relief medication, supplements, and diabetic dieting and/or treatments.

If these tips aren’t doing it for ya, make an appointment to consult with one of our nutritionists. We’ll help you out!

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