Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Returning to Keto - This is What's Best for Me, I Just Have to Make it Work...
I have been off keto for a week and a half now. For a few days I felt really good and in control and then the pain came back with a vengeance: migraines, fibro pain in my joints, my muscles, my skin... just pain and exhaustion everywhere.
I know some of this is from my med change but I also know that the majority of it is from leaving keto so I'm doing what is best for my body and going back to where I am pain free (most of the time).
I am doing a few things differently this time though. The biggest one is that I'm tracking my sodium and making sure it's in a safe place for my body. It's being tracked daily and I'm keeping a careful eye on exactly how much I'm taking in which is something I didn't do in the past.
I'm also focusing a lot more on whole foods and vegetables which is what I was doing when I did low carb. I may not be able to have as much sweet potato but there's still plenty of veggies and berries/fruits that I can have so that's what I'll be doing.
And I'm going to keep a serious eye on protein because I need to if I want to keep working out two hours a day and stay healthy.
I'm going to start the 100-day keto challenge on Thursday and go from there and I can't wait until this fibro pain and migraine settles down again!