So, I wanted to wait another week or two before coming to my conclusion. I think I have found the key to my door! Finally, after nearly 3 months, I actually know that my body has settled in. It’s weird and difficult to describe but I can tell something has clicked. I am able to IF with no problem, I’m not starving, ever, I have energy and seem to be in a good mood all the time. My clothes are finally loosening up and the scale has moved.
We’ve traveled without an issue. I’ve found that there is always something to order and substitute without a problem. I didn’t track at all and just ate what I knew was good for me and kept my carbs very low. We have a trip to Italy coming up in Sept that I am semi-worried about but I know I’ll have a plan. There is no way I am going to Italy and not having some pasta!
I look back on my previous conversations and see how easy it is to freak out in the beginning and part of it was fear of this not working for me, possibly not finding the correct amount of fat and protein to eat and gaining weight. I have to say that tracking has allowed me to see each week and adjust what didn’t work. I am on hormone replacement and will most likely have to go off in the next year or so and I am hoping that eating this way has and will continue to regulate me.
Thank you to all who helped me through the 3 months. I truly appreciate your advice. For now, the keeping calm part about keto-ing on is with me.