Hi everyone. I presume this is a common thing to post, so I’m sorry for repeating what so many others have probably said.
I’ve been keto for just over 3 weeks and I’ve been absolutely loving this way of eating. I’ve lost 5 pounds, my appetite is re-regulating, and I generally feel really proud of myself for doing this.
And then… I had a delivery this afternoon and it was the most incredible-looking box of donuts I’ve ever seen in my life. Like, next level. I found out they were a gift from my brother. No reason, he just wanted to send me a gift. I hadn’t told him I was keto, just never got round to explaining it. I kind of wanted my weight loss to tell the story the next time I saw him.
I stared at them periodically for about 2 hours. I was completely torn: my brother had sent me a kind and thoughtful gift, to give me a treat while we’re all still under lockdown (I’m in the UK). I can’t throw them away, he doesn’t earn a lot of money and so it was a really kind thing of him to do. My neighbours are not the best so I can’t give them away. I was so torn.
I ate the bloody donuts. I ate 2 of them (it was a box of 4). Within minutes, I felt dizzy, and I immediately wanted more sugar. I’m not going to lie; they were delicious. I’m sorry. And now my stomach is so bloated and I feel sick.
What’s the best plan of action for me now? It’s 5.30pm now, shall I fast for the rest of the day and into tomorrow? Perhaps until lunch time? I feel too sick to exercise to get rid of the excess glucose. I’m definitely out of ketosis now, there’s no way I could still be in ketosis.
Does this also mean my transition to being fully fat-adapted is all but over and I have to start again?
(something I didn’t consider until after I ate the things…)
I feel stupid for doing this, but equally, I would have felt like such an awful sister if I threw them away. I know some people are going to say ‘you should have thrown them away’, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.
Seriously, now I’ve done it I could actually cry. I’d done so incredibly well up until this point.