Want to do a few days of VLC- anything I should watch out for?
I've been tinkering and flirting with primal for a while now. But just over the past few days I've been not getting enough dense (key word: DENSE, not vegetable, ANIMAL protein) and waaaaaaaaaaay too many carbs. And even though I only ate fruit and vegetables, my blood sugar was OUT OF CONTRL. I was crazy and craving-ravenous and out of my mind about food all day for days.
So obviously I'm SUPER-carb sensitive. Which I knew, anyway.
So today was Canadian thanksgiving. I was tired of feeling like shit with the constant blood sugar crashes, so I went semi-low carb. Lots of fat, lots of protein, about 10g of vegetable carb per meal or less, most of it fiber.
Then I had 400kcal of just protein and fat (turkey!) for a snack. And felt GREAT.
At the big thanksgiving dinner I just had dark meat and some salad greens and a yellow pepper. Carbs were about at 20g or so, but I still felt good.
So I'm thinking I'll try VLC for a few days. Produce is really pricey here and I could stand to save the $ of going without for a few days. I love fresh veggies, but I'm tired of overdoing the carbs and making myself sick- AND paying big bucks for the privilege.
So I want to know if there are any vitamin or nutrient supplements I should watch out for when going VLC? I might throw in one meal of dark salad greens- spinach, kale, kelp and nori seaweed- just to get some nutrients in there.
And I can't see doing it for more than 3-4 days. After that I'll carefully add back in some cucumber, peppers, tomato, eggplant, raw brocolli, etc etc. Then after that, VERY carefully, some fruit.
Is this safe? I'm not really looking to lose weight, and I don't plan to restrict calories much. So I can snack on as much turkey, beef, sardines, pumpkin seeds, olives and olive oil, tuna, avocado etc as I want.
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