Hi guys, newbie to the forums.
Brief hx: 55y/o sedentary old bag who was always (unless pg) 115-125lb from ages 14-49 until menopause; then despite changing NOTHING, gained much weight and was really fat (didn’t weigh until weeks into losing and was THEN 146lb so had to’ve been at least 160 to start as I looked veerrry small comparatively) for several years until I started v low carb/almost keto/one meal per 24h/never count cals nor macros in Aug 2017 and lost all the weight and fast.
Stalled at 122, wanted to get to 115 so around…six weeks or so? ago I dropped: cheese and vegetables and am now 118.
After dropping the cheese and veg I started sleeping GREAT; I am a lifelong insomniac and cannot recall ever sleeping through a night, this is brand new as of the past month or so.
This prompted me to make this thread to share unexpected and/or odd benefits we’ve had from this way of eating.
Mine are these:
within few weeks of dropping carbs:
resolution of what had become daily (not exaggerating) migraines
mood “smoothness”; I am an irritable sort by nature, the kind of person who wee events make me want to punch something, like if I drop a pen and it rolls under my desk for example . My irritation is way down.
keratoma on my cheek I’d had for ages, vanished
clearer thought processes
restless leg VANISHED; this had commenced after I got fat, never had it prior to that
no more oral HSV1 (cold sore) outbreaks
Past month since eating only meat and eggs:
even BETTER sleep, actually sleep through the night a few times per week, this is a first
(gross alert) perfect BMs (though sometimes only 1/every 3 days)
no more need for ChapStick; I used to always have dry lips and had to use it many times per day. Now, not at all. Wth! So weird.
hunger is SO MILD; before dropping veg/cheese, by hour 20-22 I was ravenous. Now, sometimes it’s hour 28 before I get this mild, easy hunger. It’s truly strange to feel it as it’s so different to what I always knew as hunger
I’m sure my case is not unusual; I’m curious to see if any others have similar lists.