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Not feeling great?

Battling the mid-afternoon slump? Stomach upset? Head throbbing? It may take a little time for your body to adjust to a weight loss meal plan and new fitness routine. You’re not alone – many Jenny clients feel this too. So, you may be asking: Why is this happening? What should I do?

Tired or headachy?

  • Eat all the foods on your menu. Not eating enough can dip your energy and make your head hurt. Can’t get it all in? You may feel there is too much to eat. Still not enough? Add in Free Foods!
  • Adjust your meal and snack timing to fuel your workouts if you’ve ramped up your exercise. Eat a light snack before long or strenuous workouts.
  • Drink throughout the day. Dehydration could be the cause of your achy head. Aim for 64 oz (eight 8 oz glasses) of mostly calorie-free beverages.
  • Eat every 3-4 hours to control hunger, fuel your metabolism and energize your body. Avoid skipping meals and snacks. Move them around or combine them to fit your busy schedule.
  • Reduce your caffeine gradually. If you want to reduce your caffeine intake, don’t stop cold-turkey.

Stopped up (aka constipated)?

  • Choose lower-fiber fruits and veggies. The Jenny meal plan provides a lot of healthy fiber (meets recommendations), which may be higher than what you are used to. To help ease the transition, select fruits and veggies without peels, juice, and cooked veggies instead of raw.
  • Drink throughout the day. Added fiber needs added water, and you might not be getting enough. Drink throughout the day. Aim for 64 oz (eight 8 oz glasses) of mostly calorie-free beverages.
  • Relax, move more, and eat regularly (every 3-4 hours). Stress, lack of activity and sporadic eating can also contribute to your problem.

Clearing the room (aka gassy)?

  • Reduce how much dairy you eat if you are lactose intolerant and have problems with dairy. Try yogurt in place of milk, or exchange 2 lean meats (see Jenny’s Grocery List) for 1 milk serving.
  • Choose lower-fiber fruits and veggies if you think too much fiber is the cause. (See above in “Stopped up”.)
  • Cut out or reduce gas-forming foods, like melon, onions, cabbage, broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower and dried beans.
  • Limit supplemental fibers. Some Jenny’s Cuisine® items contain added fiber that may be affecting you. Check the ingredient statements and make swaps for foods that contain these ingredients in the first half of the list: inulin, chicory root, and oligofructose. Add them back gradually after a couple weeks.

Ask your doctor

All of these feelings could also be related to medical issues. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, contact your doctor right away. If you’ve made the changes above and still have problems, consult your doctor.