It’s 8AM and all’s well.
The water weight loss that always happens at the outset of a diet is in full swing. 8lbs lost so far. I’m still expecting to nestle in to about .5 lbs lost a day once this acclimatization period is completed.
One thing I noticed end of yesterday and this morning, I am actually craving sweet. Not really to fill my belly, but for the taste. It’s the taste of sweet I’m craving. I feel like that means I’m hitting sugar withdrawal (raw sugar) as I do get to eat potatoes and do so during the day when I feel the urge to fill my belly.
I thought I was going to wake up with a headache this morning, but it faded before I actually got out of bed, which is nice.
I can feel my body operating on a different mode now. I feel like I can taste the ketones in my saliva. I’m needing more water through the day than before also. That means my body is likely beginning to eat the fat I stored in the ‘summer’ of my life. The best part is, I don’t really (yet) have to hibernate to feel the benefit.
My mind feels sharp today, not foggy, my energy is normal, and my hunger is minimal.
Will check in again tomorrow to let you know how today goes, but on the advent of the day, I’m optimistic. Lets see what the afternoon brings in the way of fatigue. Fortunately, lunch can bring a nap if needs be.
Day 3 is supposed to be when you first hit a wall. I hope, due to having done a ketogenic diet in the last few years, that my body is a bit more tuned into getting in to and out of such a phase.
The only thing I think about, though, is the sodium. As I understand it, potatoes and sweet potatoes will be giving me the electrolytes I need in the way of Potassium and Magnesium, but Sodium is not really represented and is relatively important.
If I notice myself feeling the effects of a sodium imbalance (dizziness, heart palpitations) I’ll be adding a little sodium to my diet in some form. I’ll try not to let it be associated with food, and maybe I can put some in a capsule so it doesn’t affect my taste buds.
Going forward, after this induction phase, I’ll be able to get it from other sources.
Ciao for now,