Has this happened to you?
I'm trying to kickstart ketosis again after a few weeks of eating a moderate carb diet. Just like last time I did this, I am in a remarkably good mood. I am extremely sleepy, with a craving to go to bed. Around 7 tonight, I was about to climb into bed, but at the last minute I decided to go for a walk outside. This is not normal for me; I usually have to push myself to go for a walk, and usually only for like 30 mins at a time.
For some reason, I couldn't seem to quit walking and went for 2 hours straight, and only went back inside bc some mysterious rattling noises in the dark spooked me.
As soon as I sat down, my fatigue returned and I began yawning again. I get why I'm sleepy as my body uses up leftover glycogen, but why the sudden urge to take a long walk (for me)? Is there a way I can feel this way without having to switch between glucose and ketones all the time?
And why no urge to clean the kitchen? Seriously, I need to clean the kitchen.
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on July 14, 2013
at 11:46 PM
These articles may be helpful re: advantages of ketosis:
My personal experience is that I have more consistent energy if I stay in or close to ketosis all of the time. When I carb up, I feel bloated and sluggish for a day or two. Everyone's metabolism is different, so you may need to play around to see what works for you.
on July 14, 2013
at 11:32 PM
How long have you been in keto for? For some people (everyone is different), this will only happen at the beginning of going back into keto.
As far as energy swings, MTC preferably virgin cold pressed coconut oil works wonders for keeping your energy up. Just take a small spoonful right out of the jar. Many people use supplements as well. I take Rhodiola and B-Complex for energy.
Also, if you use ketostix, find your carb threshold. Some people are able to eat 70g+ of carbs each day and stay in keto.
I don't know how you feel about it, but Qigong made a huge difference in my quality of life. Coupled with a Paleo diet free of hormones, pesticides, grains, antibiotics, GMO's, ect. it works wonders. Paleo/Qigong have changed my life dramatically. If you are interested I can make some suggestions. Good luck!