Many people experience few, if any, symptoms during the reSET program. However, some symptoms are indicative of toxins leaving your body. In fact, the more toxins there are to be eliminated, the more symptoms you can experience. These feelings typically pass within the first 3 days.
You may feel weak, flu like symptoms, nausea, dry mouth, constipation or diarrhea, bloating and/or gas, feeling cold, feeling hungry, and irritability. Headaches, ranging from mild to strong migraines, are also very common during the first 2 to 3 days especially when you eliminate caffeinated drinks and refined sugars. Headaches can be relieved by drinking additional water or one black coffee.
Clinical studies have identified potential risks and discomfort associated with low calorie and low protein diets such as reSET, including anxiety, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, hunger, irritability, muscle aches, nausea or spinal pain. You may also feel kidney and liver pain as your body works very hard to detoxify.
The hungry feeling comes from the hunger hormone called Ghrelin which spikes around mealtimes. The reSET program will help you stabilise Ghrelin, and we recommend you leave at least 12 hours between your last meal and the next day’s first meal.