I have had a few odd things that I have noticed with this new diet.
I am trying to do the whole ketosis thing to get rid of my head aches. I have noticed that there are some side effects so to speak but one of them is that I am down four pounds as I said before. So that is kind of a weird spin off because I am eating enough to sink a small ship. I thought that since I don't really need to worry about weight loss as much that I would work to be satisfied with this new way of life so that I don't end up hating it and going back.
I eat a lot now. All the time it seems. However I have had some wicked cravings. The need for carbs seems to consume my brain. It seems to be all I can think about. I have caved a couple of times and then I notice the real difference in what the carbs do. For example. I have been incredibly tired this week. Exhausted actually. Bone weary tired. Some of the reading I did on this diet warned about being tired but I did not really expect it to be so bad. And because I have been paying attention I noticed that my cravings have been fierce. My guess is that my body is craving the energy from the carbs.
On Saturday I caved to my cravings and had some popcorn. It was awesome and the spin off side effect was energy. Almost immediate. I had the energy to clean my office which was a huge mess. I forgot and put a teaspoon of sugar in my coffee in the morning and I had a peice of licorice that my loving husband brought me. So I can really see the difference in the carbs vs not having carbs.
Resolve has been tough but there is one huge upside. I have not had a migrane in 2 1/2 weeks. This is the longest I have been without a headache in at least two years. I have had to take advil three times but all three times the headache has gone away. "Often with one dose" lol. I take two magnesium citrate pills, one malic acid with magnesium, my other headache pills and a multi vitamin. And the multi vitamin doesn't contain any calcuim because I have found that calcium triggers migranes as well.
I am continuing to eat as few carbs possible. I will keep trying. I read that this diet does give you more energy as the time passes and your body gets used to it. I will keep trying. Not having a head ache is worth it.
Thanks to all of you for reading. It means a lot.