Your Chocolate Cravings Aren't the Migraine Culprit | The Surprising Truth About Food and Migraines Revealed!

Are migraines truly caused by food, or is there more to the story?

It’s time we had a real, heart-to-heart talk about food and migraines. We've all heard a million times about 'trigger' foods - cheese, wine, chocolate, etc. They are all reported to set off migraines. It's likely we've all been tempted at some point to cut out these foods entirely in desperation to find relief.

But what if I told you that nutrition is just one fraction - about one-sixth - of the overall approach to truly overcoming migraines?

Finding migraine freedom is about a more holistic perspective and looking at other aspects beyond just diet. Yes, what we eat plays a role, but it's just one piece in a larger puzzle.

In this blog post, we’re diving into the surprising truth about food and migraines (and how much they’re really connected!).

The Myth of Strict Elimination Diets

Remember those uber-strict elimination diets you've probably seen floating around and maybe even tried yourself? (Are you doing one right now?).

We know they're tough to stick to, and honestly, it turns out, they might not even be necessary. 

Some people tried them and found, disappointingly, they didn't help much. Their migraines were still there, throbbing away.

So, here's some better, friendlier advice if you suspect certain foods might be the culprits behind your migraines.

Be Your Own Detective

Instead of banning all 'bad foods', be your own detective. (Or click here and we will be your detective!). Jot down what you're eating and note when migraines hit. 

Did you know the effect of food can take 48-72 hours to kick in? So, if that wine you had on Friday night led to a migraine on Sunday, you're onto something!

Unexpected Triggers: Dehydration and Skipping Meals

Now, for a quite surprising twist: Not eating regularly or drinking enough water might be your biggest triggers. 

That's right, it's not always what we eat or drink, but sometimes what we don't

Missing meals or skimping on sips can give our brain a signal for a migraine.

A Holistic Approach to Migraine Management

Now, I'm not trying to trivialize the food-migraine relationship. What I am saying, though, is that it's not the only thing that matters.

To find true relief, we need to take care of all facets of our lives. 

We're talking about managing stress with simple exercises, good nourishing food, sleeping well, hydrating, and finding moments of calm and peace in our day.

It may sound like a lot to juggle, especially with our jam-packed days as wives, mothers, and working women. 

But remember, even small, simple changes can add up to a big difference in how we manage our migraines.

So don’t give up on your beloved chocolate just yet. It might not really be the villain behind your migraines and pain. Instead, let’s take a more comprehensive approach to your migraines. Think about what you eat, how often you eat, and how well you’re staying hydrated. Look at your sleep, stress, and self-care too, because it’s all a part of the bigger picture. 

And once you understand the bigger picture, you can regain control of your life and seek migraine freedom… for good!

Comment below and let me know what you’re doing to stay more in tune with your body as you fight to end your migraine pain!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie Waidl is the Owner of In The Balance Health Coaching LLC, and Founder of The Freedom From Migraines Method™   & The Migraine Freedom Protocol™ 
She supports busy moms living with Migraines. 

Debbie will uncover what is holding them back from migraine freedom so they can live their life pain and symptom free, work productively, spend the time they want with family and friends, and stop missing out on the things they enjoy.

A message from Debbie:
"I was once right where you are now.  100% believing there was NO WAY to end migraines and my only option was to learn how to live with them or find that magic pill that maybe would work for a while.  If anyone told me back then that I could end my pain once and for all, I would have called BS and popped another pill!

Skeptical times 10  was my middle name for sure because when you try it all and everyone tells you they can help you and they don’t.   You stop believing…  you lose HOPE!

I now realize I was approaching my migraines all backward.

I was trying to cover up symptoms versus trying to end my pain."

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