Sunday, June 4, 2017
Update on Eating More Carbs...
So today was day 4 eating more carbs and day 3 at the gym and so far I'm very happy with how things are going.
For the last four days my net carbs have been between the 60's and the 90's (but mostly 60's and 70's) and I've felt so much better than I did while constantly restarting keto. My headaches are mostly gone (what remains is what I normally deal with), my joint pain is gone for now, I feel awake and ready to work out and most importantly, I feel happy. It's weird. Food shouldn't make you feel happy or unhappy but I don't feel that pressure to stay under 50 grams and that just... I don't know. I feel much more relaxed and free I guess. I'm not in a bad mood, I'm not miserable and I don't feel like I'm constantly failing my plan because I keep cheating because I'm NOT cheating and that's really amazing too me!
So, I'm not cheating and I'm not binging. I'm making good choices and eating "good" carbs for 90% of my diet. If a carb falls on the "bad" list but I have room for it and it fits my calories and macros I may allow it in but in a small portion with no opportunity to keep eating it or binge on it.
The best part if that I feel way more energized at the gym and in general and the scale is still moving down. Right now I'm keeping it at under 100 net carbs but some days when I have a really tough workout I will probably allow it up to 150 net carbs but we'll see. I'm pretty happy with the 100 net at the moment.
I plan to keep going with this and can't wait to see what happens on Thursday when I officially weigh-in!