I'm in Ketoisis
Bet that got your attention..!
To all my carbavour friends... I have a confession to make. I got so frustrated with my stomach bloat and weird recent weight re-gain (which I was too withered to even mention) that I decided to go low carb for a few days just to drop some water weight. THe weird thing is, is that by day two I was in ketosis. And I kind of like it
Whenever I under eat I can feel the moment when I start to slip into starvation ketosis. It's usually acommpnaied by jitters, and a feeling of frenzy. Last time I was low carb I was VLC, but it took me a week to get into ketosis. Once I got there it was a horrible experience. I felt like a maniac, and I couldn't sleep.
However, this time I didn't even realise that it had happened. I suddenly felt calm, incredibly focused, and yet energetic, but it didn't click that it could be ketosis... until I realised that I stank. Wo-ah. How do people do this all the time?! Surely the smell must go after a while? I've never had issues with bad breath or BO, but now I'm washing under my arms and chewing gum non-stop.
The low carb part is moderate though. Day one I had tons of raspberries, greek yogurt (low fat, ha!), eggs for breakfast, oysters for lunch, tuna tartare and scampi for dinner. And spinach. OF COURSE! Day two was similar, but by lunch time I was starting to hum. Day three I actually ate sushi, but it didn't knock me out of ketosis. Today will be day four low carb.
I wonder if the ease with which I've entered Ketosis is because of the contrast with my high carb diet? And maybe it's a pleasant experience so far cos' I'm not undereating this time? Definitely won't be doing this for long, but it's interesting to experiment with cutting back on the carbs after being high carb for so many months.
In other news: DEATH BY PLANE FOOD. Ate a load of gluten the day we were travelling, and guess what happened? Yup, after perfect skin for about two months: cystic acne outbreak.
It would be interesting to experiment with different kinds of bread though, to see if it's the actual wheat, or if the crap that goes into poor quality bread is what's causing the reaction. I don't get outbreaks from pasta.
I also got a horrible outbreak of cold sores before travelling... which is unusual too. I've maybe had ten in my life, and suddenly I have ten all at once! I know I was tired for two weeks prior to my departure, but I'm tired so frequently that I don't take any notice of it, but I guess I must be run down.
Oh, and yes - I'm in CALI baby!!! So many observations to share. Later...
Missing all you guys! <3