Is it bacon or is it dangerous?

That's my question for the week. Am I allergic to bacon or is the Atkins diet dangerous for me?

Started Atkins on Tuesday. Thursday I had a massive headache. Friday I woke up nauseous, having hot flashes and sweating. I couldn't eat because I had to take a blood test. I was some better by the time I got to the doctor. But I spent the day on a hilly ride. Felt sick, felt fine. Had a lot of ascent dizziness (when you stand up and get dizzy).

Yesterday was better. I felt ill but not too bad.

Then this morning about 5 I woke up with severe stomach cramps, nauseous, weak. I didn't make it back to bed once after I got to the bathroom. I was just too weak. That kept up off and on until 8:30. Then I went to sleep. Had nightmares over and over again. Finally got up at 11:30. Ate some pot roast. (This is a meat and lettuce thing for the first two weeks.)

I still feel weak. My husband says if I am sick I have to go off Atkins. But I don't think I am sick. I think it is either that my body really doesn't like Atkins or I am allergic to bacon.

I had bacon for the first time in over a year and a half and then I got sick. I had bacon last night and then I got sick. I am wondering if there is a connection.

So I guess I am going to have to avoid bacon and see if I get better or if I stay sick.

2 thoughts on “Is it bacon or is it dangerous?

  1. Considering all the nitrates in bacon, I'd say you could be reacting to the bacon, or it could be both the bacon and the initial effects of the diet–this kind of diet can really mess with a person for a while since your body has to readjust how it is processing food and storing energy. Drop the bacon for a while, find another protein/meat to rely on (hardboiled eggs?). I'd also recommend looking into the Protein Power diet, which is similar to Atkins but counts carbs a bit diifferently–but either way you may experience some tricky times.

  2. I know this is really old,l but wanted to comment any ways.. Size 10 isnt bad .. this is a perfect size and your 150-160 isnt bad at all.. find peace within yourself..

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