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Anyone get cramp at night when dieting - and what helps it

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dizzydo Thu 30-Jun-05 10:26:23

I never usually suffer from cramp but have been doing WW for three weeks now and for the last couple I have been woken every night with really bad cramp in my feet that i have to get out of bed and walk about to cure. Anyone know why this should be and/or got any rememdies (or ideas for what might be missing in my diet) to help the problem?

Lonelymum Thu 30-Jun-05 10:27:23

I thought cramp was an indication of a lack of sodium in the diet? Am I right or wrong?

colditz Thu 30-Jun-05 10:41:39

I had this problem when I attempted to lower my salt intake. I just ate more salt.

dizzydo Thu 30-Jun-05 10:51:52

That's a tricky one cos all I can think of to raise my salt intake is crisps

Lonelymum Thu 30-Jun-05 10:53:04


AnnieQ Thu 30-Jun-05 10:55:52

It can be caused by lack of salt, or it can be caused by dehydration. Drink more water, and have a little bit more salt on your food - but you only need a small amount.

dizzydo Thu 30-Jun-05 11:04:41

Thats a good point Annie - Am really bad about remembering to drink enough (no problem with wine Will try to get 2 litres of water down my neck each day and see if that makes a difference.
Thank you.

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