Re: body responses
In Response To: body responses ()

: I wonder if anyone has experienced
: these body responses; bloating,
: severe dry mouth, general
: stiffness and body aches. Are
: these reactions typical as my body
: adjusts to the re-introduction of
: complex carbs? I'm not eating
: sugar.but I was not eating a
: significant amount of carbs for a
: long time and when I began this
: program in earnest, began eating
: carbs again. Yes, some simple
: sugars initially, but not now. I
: was told I might be going too fast
: off sugars, but i was in a serious
: ricochet pattern of reactions with
: sugars, for instance, thinking I
: could eat an oatmeal cookie right
: after a proper meal w/o too
: intense a reaction, whereas I
: hadn't had simple sugar in a long
: time! Wrong! Must have been my
: addiction talking. So I HAD to cut
: out all the sugar I had been
: eating. There are so many variable
: to consider. Sigh! I worry that I
: am too old to ever get on the
: radiant side of all this.I worry
: that I have seriously damaged my
: metabolism with my diet over the
: long term, particularly for the
: last several years when I was
: hardly eating any carbs. (That's
: when I started to freak out).Now
: my body hurts at least 50% of the
: time and I spend 50% of my time
: running interference, managing my
: physical feelings. Other info is,
: I notice differences when I don't
: get in my walking, when I've not
: consumed adequate water, and of
: course, when I've not gotten
: enough to eat(when i'm seriously
: off schedule). Please, please
: someone tell me there's light at
: the end of this tunnel. BTW, I
: just turned 66, 50 lbs overweight
: and I'm still on step one.
: Rachel

Hi Rachel,

Glad you found us. Of course there is light at the end of the tunnel...Actually there is healing.

But let's start with a couple of things. Can you get your blood sugar checked so we can exclude
that you are prediabetic.

My suggestion is that you ONLY work on breakfast at this point. If you try to manage the *sugar* it is going to derail you and have you be thinking about the sugar stuff.

After you get breakfast settled, then you can journal and we can help you sort some of this out. But just breakfast for now. Come report back after you ger your blood sugar checked and let us know.


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