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I've started dieting recently, not a huge change just less sugar, more water and very little processed breads. Although overall I'm feeling better, I've been breaking out more than usual and am getting headaches. I know they are just temporary side effect but it's just kind of funny to me that eating better is bad for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Anybody else have/had side effects of a positive eating change?
 

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I recently started pushing myself to take on better eating habits again and you can see it all over my face! I never break out, even when I was a teen, but it's horrible now.<br><br>
I also cut out soda. I was still holding on to my excessive soda drinking from my night shift days and I finally decided enough was enough. The caffeine withdrawal headache is INTENSE... especially when combined with the cries of an infant.<br><br>
I just have to keep reminding myself that it's my body clearing out the crud and making room for healthy.
 

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These aren't "bad" per se... they are just withdrawal symptoms... so I don't think it's right to call them bad. Getting a stroke from being healthy would be bad, right now you're just releasing all the crap and toxins and it's making you break out and get headaches.
 

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My skin started getting bad when I stopped eating meat...five years later I'm still not clear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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The headaches might just be be allergies. It sure is that time of year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 

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Well, I get headaches a lot anyways but they've just increased with the water drinking. I guess when you drink a lot of water your tissues swell a little from retention. I don't think it's withdrawals because I never drank soda anyways but you never know I could be having carb withdrawals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Randa</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2900747"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
carb withdrawals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">.</div>
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and sugar....
 

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I've been cutting out alcohol, cigarettes, eating almost entirely whole foods, cutting most caffeine, drinking lots of tea and avoiding cooking oils very recently and I havent gotten much more than a wink of sleep these last few weeks. I didnt cut them all out at once, but its been a continuing process with side affects that don't seem to end. I have been getting sweaty and oily to the point my skin is breaking out on my arms and chest. I am having to brush my teeth all throughout the day since my mouth always feels disgusting. I feel like a walking diease, but that's where I was headed for sure if I didnt do something. My mind is in the right place as I am completely dedicated to the change, but physically...ugh!
 

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your body is probably de-toxing all the crap out of your system this can lead to headaches! make sure to eat 6 small meals a day to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Vegan Wannabe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2900819"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
and sugar....</div>
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I know I was kidding.
 

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hang in there, and just be sure to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies and drink water. your body will find a new balance, and you'll feel much better. any new large change is gonna be a shock to your system, and you might feel out of sorts for a few weeks. it will pass. a new and better you awaits when you get over the hump.
 
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