the past few days i have been experiencing some lightheaded and dizziness upon standing. the last few days, it was only once or twice a day. but today it was every single time i stood, even when i only sat on the toilet. A few times I had to grab a counter or a chair because i blacked out for a second. I didnt fall or anything, but i couldnt see, my mind was just black and i had to close my eyes and take deep breaths for a few minutes while it passes. i finally decided to check it out with the search feature on the support facebook page. I read about a few other people its happened to. The advice given to them was that meany times during cleansing you will experience low blood pressure- and thats what this is. They reccommend drinking more water- but since im already drinking a gallon a day i asked for more advice. another person suggested i eat a little extra and another suggested that i use more salt.
this has happened to me a few times in the past. usually when ive been eating really clean for a really long time without slip ups (like now). i need to look more into it though. I always thought it was low blood sugar- because the thing my diet always has in common when it happens is that i am eating very low carbs and sugar. i ended up eating about a cup of grapes and a raw corn on the cob along with my lunch (that was when i got the advice to eat more.) this is something i will deff be looking into more even post reset- because i want to the picture of health more than the picture of sexy, and nothing about blacking out is healthy! the first thing im going to do is look up the differences in symptoms for low blood sugar compared to pressure. then we will see where i end up from there.
something ive noticed today is that when i eat, i do not think i am full if i am not stuffed. There were a few times during the reset where i was truly stuffed, becuase the portions are huge. on those occasions (and today after eating my lunch, corn and grapes) that i have felt stuffed, i didnt feel the desire to keep eating after i finished. if i am not stuffed, however, i have the STRONGEST desire to keep eating! i am glad i noticed this because im really going to pay more attention this. I want to eat because my body needs food- not my mind.
today was a long day and tomorrow will be another! i did another 45 minute walk on the treadmill today. I am hoping to tomorrow as well but might have to settle for the side walk depending on if my schedule allows me to get to the gym before its closed. i look forward to sunday because i get to do nothing but go to my nutrition class, go for a walk, blog, put up my xmas decorations, and relax! itll also be the last day of the reset so ill do my grocery list and meal planning. im nervous for the upcoming week because i believe i will not be 142 on monday- so i need to bust my ass this week to get there. unfortunately, i am styling for a wedding wednesday night that ive been invited to stay at and the food is supposed to be amazing. if i was alone i would decline, but the salon owner is also going and i know she wants to eat lol it will be tough to only have a taste. then the next day is thanksgiving and ill be eating at a restaurant with my aunts family and then spending the night and black friday with my grandparents. there is going to be a lot of opportunity, a lot of temptation, and a lot of excuses available- but im going to do my best!