The Total Wellbeing Diet is based on wholefoods from the main food groups, and looks to reduce intake of processed foods, high sugar foods, and high salt based foods.
If what you start eating on the Total Wellbeing Diet is quite different to how you were eating before, you may experience some short terms changes.
When you first make a large change to your diet, it is not uncommon to experience any of the below.
If you experience any of the following, monitor how you feel and contact your GP if concerns arise/issues persist.
Members sometimes mention that they experienced headaches/lack of energy in the early stages of the program, with many citing a large reduction in sugar, simple carbohydrates or caffeine which may cause withdrawal-like symptoms.
This typically passes naturally as your body adjusts.
Some members can experience constipation on the program initially.
The program provides an adequate amount of dietary fibre, and if you are now eating more or less fibre than usual you can experience some changes.
The program does meet dietary fibre recommendations. If experiencing this we would recommend that you ensure that you are reaching your bread/cereal, fruit and vegetable targets each day and ensure that you are drinking water throughout each day.
Many members often report an increase in energy after a couple of weeks on the program, and occasionally in the first week or two a reduction in energy. Again, this typically passes naturally as your body adjusts.
When to contact your GP:
In any of these above examples or with anything else that you are having concerns about after making changes to your diet, we suggest contacting your GP directly.