I am five days into this low carb thing. I'm exhausted, somewhat lightheaded, sleepy and my brain seems to have slowed.
I've read (and spoken with my sister) and this is normal while I withdraw from carbs and sugar. It's sometimes known as the keto flu or the low carb flu. Apparently you can also get irritated very easily but, shockingly enough, I haven't had that yet. It's also interesting, but it never crossed my mind that my sugar intake would go way down like it has so that's really good too!
In terms of carbs and protein I've done really well since I started. I'm not even facing any massive cravings (although I'm sure that will come). Today at work we had donuts and I didn't even want one! And I've basically given up my beloved Dunkin Donuts and, so far, I'm not really missing it but I'm sure that will come too lol.
One of the things I wasn't expecting as much was planning meals. I'm used to boxed and frozen stuff but that's just not possible for low carb unless I want to eat the exact same thing over and over again, plus, you know, it's really bad for you. I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow so I'm planning on finding some basic, easy, healthy recipes tonight.
I still have a lot of learning to do but I'm learning as I go. I'm still finding what fruits and veggies I can have (blueberries seem like the best choice right now) as well as finding foods that I will be able to eat.
Tomorrow is my weigh-in day and I'm starting my weekly count over again since I'm on a new plan. Basically, I'm doing a lot better than I thought I would be. Now if my energy would come back I'd really be happy!