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Dietary health question.

Metalhead

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A couple of weeks ago, I made a major lifestyle change. I stopped drinking soda of any kind and switched to a low-sugar, high-fiber diet.

I feel fatigued quite often now. As if a can of Mountain Dew is what I need to kickstart my heart.

How long can I expect this withdrawal phase to last?
 
A big problem a lot of people have when going on some sort of diet is that they neglect their protein intake, that might be part of the problem.
 
Cutting back on sugar is hard. I'd say think months....not weeks.

One thing for sure, sugar "supercharges" any caffeine you may be taking. So if you cut back in sugar, yeah- expect to see a loss of energy. But it doesn't mean doubling-up on caffeine either.
 
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I honestly don't feel a rush of any kind with sugar. Maybe get a doctor to check out your blood sugar levels and see if you are prediabetic or something?
 
High fibre doesn't suit everyone. And, sorry to imply you may be getting a tad older, but getting a bit older may affect whether something is still your best way forward. My doctor advised less fibre, after I had a twisted bowel emergency. So now I have fruit and veg 5 a day, but not as full on with fibre, no jacket potatoes or apple peel or even grape skins. Bodies are all different, plus change as we age.

Yes have a test to see if u may be prediabetic. You can turn that around if so, but maybe get some guidance on the best ways forward for you as an individual.
 
Various kinds magnesium, one taurine or something for blood pressure. Strange I found how coffee can cure a headache, it's tough..... Is bio-plus good for liver? I had temptation of switching sachets for energy, told myself no no no

Electrolytes, help lot but not too much potassium
 
Just to clarify, I went on this diet at the advice of my doctor to help me start to lose a lot more of my visceral fat around my organs. I probably should ask her my questions now.
 
A lot of these so-called energy drinks are like Mountain Dew - sugar and caffeine. Some people can end up with heart palpatations.
 
Yeah. Some serious withdrawal. One thing I really hate about caffeine is how easy it is for me to get hooked on it, which inevitably ends with about three days of a hangover-level headache.

Forcing me to always try to be aware of my caffeine intake and regulate it.
 
My last Mountain Dew was over 20 years ago, so memories have faded. I definitely remember having a headache and feeling pretty crappy for a while. I stuck with it and felt better than ever before too long.
 
A big problem a lot of people have when going on some sort of diet is that they neglect their protein intake, that might be part of the problem.
Francis Moore Lappe made her name with a book about how to combine different vegan proteins to get a lot more benefit from them, such as beans with grains. Then she reported that after more study, she had decided that it was only important for people on a severe calorie restriction who were eating much less total food. Meat was the health food of the Stone Age, before we had trade and preservation for a healthy vegan diet. Vegetarians are over-represented at the Olympics, and under-represented in hospitals and morgues.
Be sure that you have replaced those six cans of soda with at least six cans of water. I have far more energy if I drink two litres early in the day and another one well before bed time. Waiting to be thirsty or to see much colour in my urine leaves me depressed and listless. 80% of the people in Emergency rooms are clinically dehydrated.
 
Doesn't Mountain Dew have caffeine in it? Maybe an ice coffee?
Mountain Dew has a horrendous amount of caffeine. Scary stuff I only used medicinally at work when I needed a boost. :eek:

Caffeine isn't the only problem with Moutain Dew. The sugar content in it is WWWWWAAAAAYYYY higher than any other soda too. And God knows if it's that artificial crap. IDK about anyone else, but I can actually FEEL the sugar in Mountain Dew.

I don't with any other soda. I just taste artificial crap. It no longer tastes good to me.

And I went from drinking six cans of that a day to none at all.

Yeah. You definitely are suffering from a withdraw then. Cutting cold turkey is rather hard to do. Because your body is losing the caffeine and sugar intake it is use to for the dopamine hit. So adjustment to the lack of it, will mess with you for a while.

My last Mountain Dew was over 20 years ago, so memories have faded. I definitely remember having a headache and feeling pretty crappy for a while. I stuck with it and felt better than ever before too long.

I personally find it hard to forget the flavor, let alone the distressing texture of Mountain Dew. It's something I WISH I could forget. But it's burned in my mind and taste buds. It's such a gross soda.
 
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You are right about that. It is bad in every way. I have always called it the devil's urine. Yet, I was also drinking multiple cans a day. I think it really is addictive.
 
You are right about that. It is bad in every way. I have always called it the devil's urine. Yet, I was also drinking multiple cans a day. I think it really is addictive.

I had two cups of a strong coffee this morning. Means I won't be ingesting caffeine again for another two or three days. And if I consume too much sugar...it's all compounded with another sleepless night.

Otherwise it's easy to get hooked again, and face a long nasty headache in withdrawal.

Mountain Dew? -"Liquid Cocaine"...:eek:
 
I always fall into the sugar rut or the caffeine rut. I always battle a demon, caffeine, sugar or carb rush. I don't know if it's because l am autistic, and very sensitive to what l put in my body. I feel like my body is always craving a dopamine rush, and l just stay legal, sugar and caffeine are legal substances, police don't show up when l am drinking coffee yet.
 

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