Monday, January 3, 2011


I went to bed with a headache last night and I woke of with one this morning. And it seems to be getting worse.

I have read on a couple of other people's blogs and a few others have mentioned headaches.

Is this common in the beginning of slow carbing? Is it an indication of a deficiency? Are there any remedies?

I know this: I can't live with a constant headache. Tylenol is only marginally effective and I have kids to take care of, a business to work on and a home to run.

What's your experience with headaches and 4HB?


  1. Did you ever find out about these headaches?
    I'm having them and I'm on day 3. Just interested to see what worked for you. Thanks!

  2. It was one of two things: caffeine withdrawal from not drinking up to 2L of diet pepsi a day or sugar withdrawal from not eating any sugar and very low carbs. I had a pretty big sugar addiction that seemed to snowball in the last couple of years.

    If it helps, it took me about 3 days to get through the headaches. I was pretty laid out by them, too. I was barely functioning that week!

    I hope you get over yours soon.

    Just to rule out other common headache inducers: drink a couple litres of water, minimum and get used to doing that every day and make sure you are getting lots of calories in - eat more saturated fats and more food in general. It's really common for people to drink too little water and eat as if they are on a conventional diet with it's super lean breast meats and no butter, etc :)