Friday, April 4, 2014

My initial impression of ketosis.

I started the Keto diet on Monday as many of you know.
Monday and Tuesday were just kinda meh, nothing special. I didn't feel like crap, but . didn't feel great either.

Wednesday morning I woke up with a terrible metal/tin taste in my mouth. I also experienced something I never experience. Energy, and hunger. I am always dog tired in the mornings, and I am never hungry. So I whipped up some eggs and sausage and within minutes, I felt like I was shot out of a cannon. Crazy energy levels, great mood all day, lowered cravings. I upped my water intake just in case. I started drinking just over 1 gallon of water per day. I have read that keeping hydrated is a great way to stave off the "Keto Flu".

I rode this high all through the day and all day Thursday. I tested my ketone levels with a keto test strip last night, and my assumption was correct. I am in ketosis.

However, I woke up this morning feel like I have been hit by a truck. I am guessing this is the part where I fell like crap for a week or so. I was really hoping that I avoided this phase since I felt so great Wed and Thur.

My scale will be in early next week. I had to order a livestock scale. I kid....I did have to order a heavy duty scale.

I will post the weight next week. In the meantime to look at my food diary on myfitnesspal.

I am going to *TRY* to cut back on sodium. However, I have read that you don't really have to worry too much about sodium on the keto diet, but I don't like seeing 4000mg of sodium on my diary.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Keto Diet: Day One

Day one went pretty well, but I am already seeing that carbs are sneaky little bastards. They creep into the most innocuous places. I managed to stay under 50 carbs yesterday, but the spaghetti sauce in the keto friendly stuffed peppers I made killed me.

Of course, now that I think about it, it makes sense. Spaghetti sauce is kinda sweet.

I have found that I can have a cup of black coffee with heavy cream instead of breakfast. It gives me the caffeine I need, and curbs my appetite until lunchtime. If I get hungry in the morning, I'll eat a 1/4 cup of dry roasted peanuts to hold me over, but so far, so good.

I came down with a head cold, so I am hoping I can kick it in the ass before "Keto Flu" kicks in, or I will be miserable.

The Food diary is up and going, and can be viewed by clicking the Bacon Heart on the right over there.

If you are a member of myfitnesspal.com feel free to add me!