So I started down this path last Friday but I think ended up having too many carbs that night and falling out of ketosis.
Saturday I was bad and took in an excessive amount of carbs but I’ve been pretty good since and can tell ketosis is starting up again. The earliest indicator for me is the change in my breath. As we get into ketosis, one of the ketones that we produce is acetone and the body cannot use it as it does the others. It ends up being excreted as waste mostly through the urine and the breath.
Definitely yesterday & maybe a bit before, I can tell the change in my breath. I’m not sure how to best describe it. I think I feel a difference in the density of it? It feels heavier or denser.
Still feeling the difference in my breath today and this evening I started dragging again. Haven’t felt as low energy as last Friday yet but it feels like it’s coming. No strong muscle or joint aches yet either though I feel something going on in my left trapezius muscle.
Why So Long?
I’m actually surprised it took as long to get back here as it has. I’ve been pretty strict & figured I’d drop right back into ketosis but that wasn’t the case.
My weight loss had also stalled. Originally I dropped from about 203.8 all the way down to 196.0 in the first week. The last 3 days I’ve been right at 197.6.
How Will It Be and How Long Will It Last?
Earlier today I’d actually been feeling pretty great. Not hungry. Alert. Full of energy. And today I definitely didn’t have any excess carbs.
Started with my bulletproof coffee, had a mini egg omlette mid-morning with bacon, mushrooms, spinach, goat cheddar and green onions and then had curry seasoned chicken and vegetables cooked in coconut oil. Tonight we had shrimp in coconut curry with vegetables. Had a number of pork rinds today and some Red Bull Zero.
I’m definitely dragging though. Since I dropped back out of ketosis less than 1 day in, I’m still not sure exactly what I’m in for and how long it will take to pass through.
I guess I will just have to let you know as it happens!
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