Last night I went to bed very early with a splitting headache- not a dull ache,but a piercing, blurred-vision OUCH! headache; it was my first day of no sugar, and no sugar alternatives. And it was pretty clearly pronounced.
At 530 am my alarm range for my morning workout, and I hit the snooze button and went back to sleep, still with a slight headache, but mostly with a dizzy, foggy feeling.
Then mid-morning, at about 930 when I go to the gym for my break at work, I stayed in the office instead. I still had a headache, and the feeling that if I burned through any energy I had, I would be depleted and worsen my headache.
My appetite has been little to none over the last 2 days; I'm eating less at supper, and am making myself finish my afternoon meal of fresh vegetables and tuna.
So it's clear to me that my body is going through some changes. I haven't had any cravings, and have found the idea of diet pop, crystal light or other sweets entirely neutral. Just don't need 'em.
I've been eating according to my normal, clean schedule:
1/4c creamy rice or oats with 2Tbsp milled flax seed for breakfast
3oz chicken breast, 1/2c brown rice (no condiments)
1 vega shake
1 small can tuna, 6oz fresh carrots, peppers and cucumbers
3oz chicken breast/salmon/white fish and vegetables
I am drinking only water, and herbal caffeine-free tea through the day.
How about you? Are you cleaning up any sugar? Trying to stay away from aspartame, or other artificial sweeteners? Perhaps caffeine is your vice?