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Diet & Migraines

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Ner1993 Wed 10-Jun-09 08:22:02

Hi all

I was wondering if any of you have the same problem as me - migraines! Mine are usually confined to hormonal influences but since starting my diet 1 week & 2 days ago ;0) I have had three migraines! I am determined to carry on with my diet but was wondering if any of you lovely ladies encountered the same problem and how you combat it?



BecauseImWorthIt Wed 10-Jun-09 08:28:28

What have you/haven't you been eating/drinking? In other words, how have you changed your diet?

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 10-Jun-09 08:29:09

And I believe I'm right in saying that a migraine can be triggered by not eating, so maybe you need to eat more by spacing out what you're eating?

Ner1993 Wed 10-Jun-09 08:40:17

I think you're right Because I'm Worth it. My calorie intake and overall diet has changed dramatically. I am currently eating 3 meals a day with 2 snacks (apple or orange) mid morning with a calorie intake between 1200 & 1250 per week. I am going to increase it to 1500 next week but am really trying hard to stick to the Rosemary Conley plan. Thanks for your advice though


BecauseImWorthIt Wed 10-Jun-09 08:45:02

I have no idea if sugar impacts on migraines, but it does occur to me that if you're eating a piece of fruit as a snack then you will be spiking your body's insulin response. It might be worth substituting one of those snacks for some veg - e.g. some chopped celery/cucumber/pepper.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 10-Jun-09 08:46:23

Ooh look! I was right!

Dr Biwi

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 10-Jun-09 08:48:32

Another interesting link

Don't know what you're eating, but this could help too.

Ner1993 Wed 10-Jun-09 08:51:38

So you were - thank you! I will definitely try that - good shout - thanks so much! I'll let you know how it goes!

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 10-Jun-09 08:52:56

Good luck! I have only suffered from migraines once in my life, when I was pregnant with DS1 and I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy, so I hope you manage to get them under control.

NorkyButNice Wed 10-Jun-09 08:54:36

You haven't drastically reduced your caffiene intake at the same have you? That can bring on bad headaches and occasionally migraines if you are susceptible to them.

Ner1993 Wed 10-Jun-09 09:00:16

Yep that too - it's looking like a text book case isn't it! Arragh! I'll def try switching from friut to veg and hopefully the caffine issue should resolve itself soon

Thanks again both

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