Introduction Of How We Can be Left The Intermittent Fasting Headaches
How We Can be Left The Intermittent Fasting Headaches. If you’re experiencing headaches with intermittent fasting and there’s two possible causes or your headaches and I’m going to be going over what those causes are as well as the very simple remedies for those in today’s article if you don’t know who I am my name is autumn and I’m a certified clinical nutritionist with my masters in nutrition and human performance on this website I show you science-backed and holistic information that you can use in order to make you feel your absolute best if you’re using intermittent fasting then you’ve probably heard that it is pretty awesome for your health or the very least you’ve heard that it’s amazing for weight loss now this article is not going to cover the whole scope of how intermittent fasting works or why it’s so awesome.
If you are interested in that make sure you check out this Article seriously does a deep dive into the science behind what intermittent fasting is and the benefits behind it with the main objective with intermittent fasting so you’re providing your body enough time to be in that fasted state where it’s able to heal itself at a cellular level and get better at using fat as fuel and for most people this whole utilizing fat as fuel thing actually is pretty difficult because we’re so used to eating every couple of hours and we’re so used to eating high carbohydrate high sugar diets that are fast sources of energy and when you have that constant stream of fast energy it makes it so that your body gets not as efficient at using fat as fuel because using fat actually is more time-consuming processes are more lengthy using sugar is really easy.
Can you get a headache from intermittent fasting?
So if you have implements of sugar then your body will use up first because it is so easy for our health and wellness goals and feel good so we don’t have energy spikes we want to switch into that fat-burning state so intermittent fasting is actually a really great tool to help your body to get into that fat-burning state and also for all those health benefits that you learn about in that Article I just mentioned headaches are kind of a bummer right I mean probably one of the reasons why you’re also using it and fasting is to help clear up brain fog how can you have that when you’re experiencing headaches so there are really two main causes of those headaches.
When you’re using intermittent fasting first cause is low blood sugar or hypoglycemia remember I mentioned most people in the US are used to eating every couple of hours or a high carbohydrate diet and that as a result, you’re always in that sugar burning mode well when you’re in that sugar burning here and when you’re in that sugar burning mode your body will constantly have high and low blood glucose levels because you’re constantly spiking it up with high carbohydrate or high sugar and then your insulin trying to bring it back down really quickly because that high blood glucose levels actually pretty dangerous for our body you’re getting those high spikes and false spikes and Falls.
What to do if you have a headache while fasting?
Where you have to eat every couple of hours in order to maintain a quote/unquote stable low glucose level even though I wouldn’t call spikes and Falls pretty stable but really just to maintain this spikes and Falls process and when you have that fall though after you’ve had like a high carbohydrate meal and your insulin helps to bring that down you have a fall in your blood glucose level and that’s hypoglycemia and one of the main side effects of hypoglycemia are headaches you can also tell if it’s hypoglycemia cuz you might feel shaky or queasy those are also signs that you’re experiencing hypoglycemia now the reason why this will happen especially in the beginning with intermittent fasting is that you are previously used to eating that when you wake up and then eating every couple hours from that point your body hasn’t quite gotten used to using those fat-burning mechanisms yet and it’s still using the sugar brain.
This means that it’s going to be having those really low hypoglycemic moments especially after not eating for even just for eight hours when you’re asleep now as you continue to utilize any mitt and fasting your body begins to get better at utilizing fast fuel which stabilizes your blood glucose levels you don’t get that hypoglycemia and so, therefore, you don’t get the headaches but in the meantime, while you’re getting more metabolically flexible which if you don’t know what metabolically flexible is actually go over into detail I go over in detail in a blog post I’ll be linking that down below what do you do at the beginning with intermittent fasting is not having as long of a fasting period especially if you’re used to a high carbohydrate diet or you’re used to eating every couple of hours it may take you one two maybe even three weeks to adjust to this where your body is able to tap into fat-burning mechanisms.
What does a sugar headache feel like?
So in the meantime start off with a shorter fat so instead of 16 hours to n 12 hours you know 12 hours is where Hoffa G begins that cellular cleanup but you know it’s all about incrementally getting there if you can’t do the full 16 hours any fast is better than no fasts and then every couple of days or every week or so depending on how much hypoglycemia you’re experiencing you can increase that fast by an hour until you get to that sixteen-hour point and by incrementally increasing your fasting state that makes it so that your body’s less likely to be hypoglycemic so you can ease into intermittent fasting now with that it’s also really important that you are utilizing proper nature timing because if you’re doing intermittent fasting then also having a high carb diet that’s gonna really throw your metabolism through Lou he remembers.
How I described that high carb diet will cause those spikes and falls by some Falls in your blood glucose levels and so if you’re using a high carb diet during your eating window then you’re going to have a period of time where you have spikes and fall spikes and Falls and that’s going to make it so that it essentially becomes impossible for your body to adapt to a fat-burning state in just that 16 hour fasting period so that’s where it’s really important to get the nutrient timing down but you’re able to reap the benefits of carbohydrates but also you’re able to tap in a fat-burning more efficiently you go into detail Matt and my 21-day intermittent fasting program so make sure that you check out the link below for more details now the second cause of headaches is an electrolyte imbalance.
I see this a lot with my a and keeps or where you for switching over to intermittent fasting you may not be used to drinking a lot of water in the morning now remember when you sleep you’re not drinking any water so your body’s actually pretty dehydrated plus if you’re utilizing keto coffee during your fasted state you’re not having any water or electrolytes before that means that you’re just compounding a diuretic on top of the fact that you’re already dehydrated so that will cause your body to be in this electrolyte imbalance which will lead to headaches to remedy that it’s really important that as soon as you wake up before you have your coffee but you have at least a full glass of water with a pinch of Celtic sea salt having that pinch of Celtic sea salt will make it so that you have those electrolytes you need for the electrolyte balance so that you don’t get headaches plus you’ll be getting hydrated from having the water as well and you can also use Himalayan salt.