I’ve been zero carb for 10 days now (I know not super long), after 14 months keto / fat adapted. I’ve noticed an increase in energy and clear headedness (up naturally by 4:30 some days no alarm clock…which relates to my concern…) and my weights a little all over - overall down about 4 lbs but it’s yo-yo’d day to day (I’ve been trying to eat when hungry, eat enough, get electrolytes, hydrate, etc and not worry about my usual IF OMAD schedule while I adjust to ZC.
So mostly things are good!
Here’s then problem: my sleep SUCKS. I’ve been up every night, sometimes multiple times, very wakeful, and tossing and turning so much it is now even affecting husband’s sleep. I take 400-600 mg magnesium at night which usually helps but for some reason isn’t on ZC (I also get this way during extended fasts so it’s not s new sensation…just not one I expected when eating more than usual, but meat only?).
Also my blood glucose was 112 last I checked - not awful but certainly not what I expected?
I don’t have a lot of weight to lose, and I’m pretty active (work out vigorously 5-7 days/week). Am I just pushing too hard? Or is there something I’m missing with the sleep? I was reading Jason fung’s the obesity code and am starting to wonder if it isn’t just stress?
Any insight would be very helpful! Thanks in advance!