Intermittent Fasting for Migraines


  1. Kim says:

    I read that you eat eggs you maybe surprised to know eggs can cause headaches in those with migraines. I have chronic daily headache and I ate eggs for it low carb count but after reviewing my list of food sensitivity from a test I took eggs are on the list.

    • michellechandra says:

      Thanks for the tip! I find that dairy is a trigger for me, but eggs do not seem to be an issue. Cheers!

    • Joanna Ferreira says:

      Hi, I have really bad migraines and I want to take food sensitivity test, which one worked for you ?

      • michellechandra says:

        Hi Johanna, Sorry to hear you have bad migraines. I have never taken a food sensitivity test. I have found that by going keto (which eliminates a lot of food options from your diet), that I can better tell what foods I react to (for me, I find dairy to be problematic, along with gluten and eating too much sugar.) Best of luck!

  2. Aida says:

    If i understand correctly,you are now working out on an empty stomach ? How does that work with hypoglycemia ?
    I kind of have the same issues and today after running on a fasted state ,had terrible headache

    • michellechandra says:

      Hi Aida, Thanks for your comment. I do mostly work out in a fasted state. It took my body 1-2 months to adjust. In the beginning, if I worked out too hard, I would feel shaky and tired. I would recommend saving easy workouts for a fasted state in the beginning while you are adjusting to it. You might also find it easier to workout when you haven’t fasted as long (under 16 hours). I would just listen to your body, start out easy and slowly increase things as your body adjusts. Hope this is helpful!

  3. Katherine says:

    Hi Michelle, After experimenting with all of this what do you think had the biggest impact on your migraines? Is there a particular fasting protocol that you thought worked best? Thanks!!

    • michellechandra says:

      Hi Katherine! It is really hard to say, if I find myself in a prolonged migraine state, fasting for 36 hours takes care of things for 1-2 weeks. However, if I am not feeling up for a 36 hour fast, OMAD (one meal a day) over the course of a week can also arrive at the same end result. I think if I was more consistent at daily fasting, and more strict with keto, I perhaps wouldn’t need the monthly 36 hour fast. Before 2020, the combination of exercise, fasting and keto had me largely migraine free. But I am not able to exercise as much and am getting more headaches this year as a result. Feel free to email me if you want to discuss further! My email is michelle.chandra (AT) gmail

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