I started keto in July. I did not have a lot of weight to lose, but the main benefit for me was that it stopped my annoying habit of snacking on junk food when bored or tired or nervous.
In mid-October, I had a two-week jury trial and was having my meals provided during the mad scramble. Then I got a cold. I also have a new boyfriend and he likes to cook for me.
With all that, I started eating some carbs again-- not a whole ton like before, but definitely more than keto. A salad or cooked vegetables each night, a carrot in the day, maybe a slice of bread or small amount of rice, or some grapes. Handmade tortillas.
I have also been eating more processed lunch meat instead of home-cooked meat.
And snacking on candy-- but not nearly as much as before.
Increased need for sleep. (Maybe that’s just the trial? It was stressful.)
Rash on my cheeks.
Horizontal bumps on most my fingernails.
Hairline seems to be receding now.
Cannot resist snacking if tired or low energy, now.
I wonder if the fingernail bumps and receding hairline are from the keto diet, before?
Have I really gotten that off track if I’m having maybe 100 grams of carbs some days, more like 30 other days?
Can the rash be from reintroducing sugar? I’ll stop the sugar of course.
I still have a vegetable bias. I craved fruit and vegetables so much during keto. Has anyone done near-keto, with meat and plenty of vegetables? Not just the “keto” vegetables but a bigger variety? I don’t like restricting even onions, but will if I have to.
Is is okay to ease from the 20 grams carbs per day, to more like 50 (but avoiding sugar)?
Do people recommend I get back into strict keto for several days/weeks for now and see what happens with rash and energy?