I pop in here from time-to-time to see what you are doing on the ketosis thing, maybe get some tips. Your salmon dinner looks like the kind of stuff I try to make. I love such simple yet tasty food.
Originally Posted by Paleobird
I've been trying to return to a lower carb than I was for a while. I was only sort of taken in by the sweet potato brigade. My first time around on low carb I had a quarter of a sweet potato every day. But then I got to where I was eating one or two for lunch sometimes, thinking it was okay because other people were doing it and saying it had no bad effects.
It seems harder this time around. I feel pretty light-headed lately, standing up and having everything go black for a moment. I've had a headache going on 4 days now. That's never happened before. I tested my blood pressure and it's the lowest I've ever had, but it might have been low the first time around.
I spent the day yesterday, a hot one, drinking diet lemonade with lite salt in it. I'm all bloated and feel fat today, but at least my feet aren't swollen so maybe I don't have edema, just good old-fashioned weight gain. I think I can feel the arm cramps coming soon, which I had the first time I went low carb way back a year ago. I have to remember to go back to taking magnesium again. I had stopped taking all supplements for a while.
I guess one thing I'm not doing is eating as much eggs or dairy or consciously as much fat as I did back then. I'm kind of just eating less than I did back then, but I keep getting hungry and then eating between meals, which is bad.
And our dang avocados are misbehaving. They are drying up instead of getting ripe.
Anyway, my hope is to enjoy that clarity and intense mental concentration again, be able to break that dependent feeling on food I seem to get on a carb-dependent diet, maybe re-start a new period of weight loss, but somehow I think that's never going to happen. The dream of having a totally normal body just won't die for me. Anyway, I'm trying but I think I'm just not quite doing it right at the moment.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2