I have some Manuka honey I bought to use on my dog’s teeth. We also have local raw honey, which my wife likes to give our kids when they have a cold/sore throat.
I felt “something” (a sickness) coming on, had small amount of lung congestion. Still did body weight training on Monday and Tuesday, only about 45 minutes or so each time. I’ve been trying a TKD (targeted keto diet), where you eat some carbs after working out. So, after eating my meat lunch (about 2-3 hours after exercising - lunch = first meal of the day), I had 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 Tbsp Manuka, and 1 Tbsp raw, in tea. Around 34g carbs. This wasn’t too bad, and I felt OK. Was able to make it to dinner, about 7-8 hours later.
Turns out the sickness was covid. I got a slight fever, so I decided to keep using the honey, 2 Tbsp as above, but in tea I drank in the morning. I don’t eat breakfast and usually have 1 cup coffee (with cream if I’m not fasting) and 1 cup Pu-Erh tea (black).
I was freaking STARVING after having the honey. Starving. I did this 2 days in a row, and was starving both days. The first day, I only made it to 9am until I had to eat. The second day, I forced myself to wait until 10am.
I stopped using honey after that. It simply made me too hungry. I went back to a normal schedule of eating, because I was no longer hungry in the morning.
Those people who are eating honey by itself (not after a meal): more power to them. I can’t do it.’
Edit: Sorry, I exercised Tuesday and Wednesday, tested negative for covid Thursday, positive and had fever on Friday.