I'm hoping there's kind of a threshold, where you can have a little bit with no consequences. I'm not achy lately, so maybe I'm on the right side of it.
I haven't tried bacon grease in coffee yet . . .
If I'm drinking probably 16 oz water in the evenings and still waking up in the night dry-mouthed and twitchy in the body, drinking another full glass of water and then sleeping well, does this mean I'm dehydrated? What's happening with my electrolytes?
I added lots of salt to everything until it all seemed too salty and then I stopped. I guess I should start again?
I can never remember which morph is which. But I'm not the good one. Here are honest photos of me where I didn't catch the angle or light just right:
What bothers me is that my belly and upper arms continue to be fat. It would be nice to have more slender knees and ankles. It would be nice to resemble the athlete that I truly am. I seriously kick ass compared to most people I meet. I'm not the fastest, I'm not the strongest, but I will dog you until you collapse in a heap just like a persistence hunter catches an antelope.
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
I'm still lurking in the shadows, reading. Y'all are convincing me to try this VLC for at least 5-6 days a week, I'll probably throw in a refeed once a week after a heavy day.
Do any of you have any good links or tips about ketosis? I'm fine with fasting, training fasted, and going low(er) carb than now, but I'm still trying to figure out exactly how to do it. My butt/thighs have gotten softer in the past 12 months (only have been eating Primal/SCD/GAPS for about 4 months) and I think it's due to not running as many miles. I'm pretty pissed about it. Maybe I'll go whine in my own thread :P
Anyway keep up the great comments, a lot of us out here are munching on proverbial popcorn and listening and learning
How to do it? Less than 50 grams of carbohydrate a day, possibly less for some people. Too much protein will knock you out. Phinney and Volek have plenty of experience with using this with both patients and athletes and they suggest 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of lean bodymass of protein. That's still plenty. If it's too much effort to work out your lean bodymass just use something like 1.4 times ideal bodymass. That's all there is to it, really. Controlled carbs, and adequate but moderated protein.
If you want some links, maybe have a look at Jimmy Moore's recent experiments on himself:
Jimmy has had to go really very low on both carbs and protein, but that may be a personal legacy from his metabolism-busting mega-carb days.
Peter Attia has a lot of stuff written from the point of view of ketosis as an aid to athletic performance in endurance events:
The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.
ketosis is a natural diuretic and until you get more adapted can whack out your electrolytes. have bone broth with some salt added, avocado or plain electrolyte water -- that can be found at trader joe's and i think the smartwater people make one too. drink more water than you think you need right now.
adding a magnesium supp will also help with the jitters.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway