Does Intermittent Fasting Cause Headaches? Why?
It does not cause headaches but headaches may occur during the first few days of intermittent fasting as your metabolism and body adjust to the schedule. Headaches may result for different reasons including dehydration, make sure you drink plenty of water while you are practicing intermittent fasting. It could also be a result of caffeine depletion, if you are use to having caffeine and you eliminate it with your fasting the blood vessels around your brain will expand slightly causing a headache. Intermittent fasting headaches can also be a result of an electrolyte imbalance, specifically sodium. It is popular to pair intermittent fasting with the ketogenic diet and the ketogenic diet can deplete sodium levels because the body depletes glycogen which holds water within the muscles. It is very important to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. If possible use pure alkaline Hydroxide water. The hydroxide water helps eliminate inflammation and actually produces more water than you drink (called ultra-hydration). This is done by the OH- (Hydroxide) combining with the H+ ions in the body forming water and eliminating the acids (H+ ions). Excess acid causes acidosis which causes inflammation.
Does Intermittent Fasting Cause Bloating? Why?
No, intermittent fasting should never cause bloating, in fact it is common for people to try intermittent fasting to reduce bloating. It is possible for the body to have an adjustment time period which may cause slight constipation and could result in temporary bloating. It is important for people to eat adequate calories during their eating time period, if they are not getting enough nutrients they could have low grade inflammation resulting in slight temporary bloating.