I started the keto diet 2 weeks ago.
My main goal isn’t weight loss as I’m already pretty lean but more getting rid of my sugar addiction, food obsession. I was also really excited about the constant level of energy that seems to be a great benefit of keto.
Anyway I went from a high prot / moderate or high carb / low fat diet to strict keto. My macros went from 35%P 45%C 20%F to 20%P 5%netC 75F. The first few days were ok. On day 4 I got hit by an extreme fatigue. It went better on day 6 but then from day 8 to day 15 today I have been exhausted as HELL. Not only do I have absolute zero energy to work out (I’m not working out anymore I just can’t) but I can’t even carry my toddler. Everything seems almost impossible for me to do. Climbing the stairs, driving my car. I’m so weak. Getting out of the couch, raising my arms … this seems like a intense effort to me. I have a fitness monitor and noticed my HR dropped significantly since I started the keto diet. It went from 57/58 bpm resting to as low as 47 BPM.
To be honest I’m quite worried. I know of course about the keto flu but this seems to be pretty extreme now. I really want to keep going with the diet but wondering if I can actually survive it. Anyday now seems like a challenge to me …
Has anyone gone through this?
Also I’m having beef broth and tons of Himalayan salt on my food. Taking magnesium supp.
Thank for the help