I’ve been patiently waiting for this boost of energy that everyone is talking about after they get fat adapted, but it hasn’t come yet, although I am fat adapted and am producing ketones. I haven’t hiked in the mountains since before going keto and to tell the truth, since going keto just walking my dogs for an hour 2 times a day is making me tired. I seem to have very little energy now.
Is it because I’m not overweight and have no fat reserves? Maybe I’m not eating enough fat? I am on keto mainly for migraines and I am already at my ideal weight. I am counting carbs, but I have not been counting my fat intake, because foods that have no nutritional labels, how do you even count that. Like those pork chops I had the other day that I didn’t trim the fat off. I have no idea how much fat those had. Butter and olive oil is easy to figure out, bacon and other processed meats aren’t too hard if they have a nutritional label, but meat?
I’ve heard that if the fat is not on your body it has to be on your plate. I just can’t imagine how I’d add more fat to my plate. The only thing I can think of is eat more bacon with every meal or take shots of olive oil with each meal. I already eat 1-1.5 sticks of salted butter daily.