I’ve never been in a forum before to ask questions on anything before… but i am really struggling. And I dont know what to do.
I’ve been doing keto for just over 3 weeks now (in support of the bf who started it and I thought “hey, why not!”) And despite the depressing topic title, I have lost around 3 kg. However, i am having some serious issues and i just want to know if this is just me? Itll pass? Worth it ?? Because I actually feel horrible.
I feel exhausted. All. The. Time. EXHAUSTED. I cant express this point enough.
Im bloated. More bloated than I have ever been in my life. My stomach is physically swollen to the point it’s solid. And it hurts!
(I also cant poo.)
I pee like someone left a tap on inside me. Im waking up through the night hourly to go pee. I pee all day.
Did I mention that fact im exhausted?
My period is due in 3 days. However, I’ve already had it for 2 weeks now. My period is messed up. And im on the pill and generally run like clock work. (I’m 34 if it matters)
Trying to explain to my bf that my body just feels like its filled with heavy cream. Everything feels THICK. I feel like the blood flowing through my veins is syrup. Im beyond tired I can barely summon the energy to go a reasonable length walk, never mind actually exercise!
Im eating around 1400/1500 cals a day. Aiming for 40g max carbs (trying to incorporate more fibre) a rough ratio is 10%/60%/30% of carb/fat/protein respectively but I monitor it each day by the actual amount of carbs.
Iv previously worked in gym/hospitality for many years so fairly savvy on whats good for eating so im not literally living solely on meat, cheese and cream.
Im just suffering bad side effects and wondering if this is doing me more harm than good
Anyone else had this??