Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Making Progress But Feeling like Crud

So I'm definitely making great progress with being back on low carb with my food but unfortunately I'm stuck dealing with the "keto flu" again which should teach me a lesson about sticking to what's best for me and not restarting.

On top of that I'm having a fibro high pain day so today has just been all full of "nope" and most of it was spent asleep.

This is from www.elowcarbfoodlist.org...

"Many people (not everyone!) who start a low carb diet experience what’s called the “keto flu” or the “induction flu” in the first few days while the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose. 

The basic symptoms are:
headaches
nausea
upset stomach
Lack of mental clarity (brain fog)
sleepiness
fatigue

It’s called the “keto flu” for a reason: you feel sick."

I remember dealing with this the first time I started low carb and I'm assuming I'm going through it again because of how long I was off of keto.

The last time it lasted less than a week so that's what I'm expecting this time as well and in a way I'm glad I'm going through it because I know it's working plus feeling this crappy might actually keep me on track to keep from feeling this crappy again :/

My biggest issue with all of this is that I haven't been able to work out since Friday between feeling ill and having a whole bunch of stuff to do that messed up my schedule. I'm not actually sure I'll be able to fit in another workout this week at all but we'll see.

My biggest thing right now is listening to my body and following its queues and if that means not working out for a bit then so be it! I know it'll be worth it in the end!

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