Expressen: “Changed her diet – the migraine disappeared”

07Jun11

The newspaper Expressen writes: “Changed her diet – the migraine disappeared”
May 10, 2011

Catharina Pousette, 37, suffered from migraines, aches and fatigue. But she didn’t connect that to the fruits and sandwiches she ate! With a Atkins-like diet she now feels much better.

As a child Catharina Pousette enjoyed sweets, but she can’t say she ate more than other kids. When she grew up she thought her diet was healthy.
– I ate as people do, following the Plate Model. Maybe a few more cookies and candies than others, but I knew that it’s unhealthy so it wasn’t something I ate every day, says Catharina.

In her twenties she started having problems with her health. Catharina often had migraine, bad skin, was tired and worried, went up and down in weight and started to feel that the whole body ached. She tried different ways to stabilize her weight, took strong medication for her skin problems and sought medical attention for her different problems. She often had cravings for pasta and bread and ate a lot of sandwiches and pears – as they where sweet and good.
– I had learnt that fruit is healthy so I thought I did the right thing. But I didn’t feel well.

Sugar addiction
But about five years ago Catharina read an newspaper article about sugar addiciton and immediatley recognized her own problems. She bought the book “Sockerbomben” [“The sugar bomb”] written by the behavioral specialist Bitten Jonsson and read it cover to cover. After that she went on a five days long course with Bitten.
– It was then I realized why for example the Weight Watchers methods never worked for me. I always thought that it just was a matter of pulling myself together, but now I realize that I had an addiction.

She learnt about the brain’s reward system and that she as an sugar addict is extra sensitive to carbohydrates. Catharina learned how to find the hidden sugar – she had for example no idea that ketchup contains sugar – and removed pasta, bread, fruit, rice and potatoes from her diet.
– At the same time I could start eating things I hadn’t for a long time, like cream and full fat crème fraîche.

“Feels so much better”
Her skin problems got better after only a few days, her headache disappeared and rarely bothers her now. The fatigue and body aches disappeared gradually. And Catharinas weight have now been stabilized, as well as her mood. She still needs to eat regulary and get good sleep to avoid the cravings that still can surface. At the same time as Catharina changed her diet she stopped drinking alcohol. Partly because alcohol too raises the blood sugar, but also because many sugar addicts are sensitive to other stimulants that trigger the brains reward centre.
– It might sound pretentious and boring but this is the only way for me. I feel so much better now and it’s not hard at all, says Catharina.

Link to the article in Swedish, written by Elin Gunnarsson.

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