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A question about low carb diets

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chocoluvva Sun 24-Feb-13 17:16:40

Healthy carbs promote a feeling of well-being.
Calcium and magnesium are useful for helping with getting to sleep.
Melatonin supplements will help with insomnia too.

Osmiornica Sun 24-Feb-13 13:38:04

Thanks chocoluvva, but I'm not under any stress at the moment - if anything it's the opposite which is why I've finally been able to concentrate on starting the diet. I'll take a look at the supplements to see what they can do though.

Thanks as well BIWI, I'm hoping it's just temporary. I've had a planned detour back onto carbs this weekend as I had dinner at a friends but am starting again today. I know this'll set me back a bit but I do need to socialise for my own sanity smile I had a good night's sleep last night (probably the wine - oops). I shall see how I go in the next week.

BIWI Fri 22-Feb-13 20:20:13

I think it's just a temporary thing. Part of getting carbs out of your system.

As is the being knackered. Give it a couple more days and hopefully you should be fine.

chocoluvva Fri 22-Feb-13 20:15:29

To help with stress take a calcium+magnesium supplement one hour before bedtime.

Green tea and camomile tea are calming too.

Osmiornica Fri 22-Feb-13 08:09:34

I've recently started a low carb diet but have found that not only am I knackered but last night I had awful insomnia. I've never had insomnia before unless I was very stressed which I'm not at all at the moment. Is this normal? When does this go as I'm now really tired again and much more likely to eat the wrong things.

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