Hi, all! I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Vette and I am new to the keto lifestyle as of March 6th. Have been trying to get a hang of this new way of eating! I am 43 and weigh about 214 as of April 6th. I am aiming to get to 150 and so have about 75 pounds to go.
I would say that I’m more lazy keto and just trying to listen to my body. I did track on an app for a few weeks and will still do the odd day here and there. I aim to stay around 20g of carbs and don’t freak out too much about the protein and fat.
One of the main reasons I haven’t been super strict there is because I have been struggling so much with feeling bad that I was just really trying to get my balance back. That is priority number one at the moment.
My second week of keto I felt awesome! I had such mental clarity and crazy amount of energy. I accomplished so much stuff around the house and felt like the energizer bunny! That was the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day and that whole weekend. Ever since then I’ve really struggled and not felt well at all. I had headaches, tired, racing heart, heart palpitations, etc.
I started taking some supplements: potassium, multi-vitamin, 40,000 volts electrolyte supplement and taking pink himalayan sea salt under my tongue a few times a day and taking Natural Calm at night before bed. That has definitely helped, but not back to how I was feeling that second week. My brain still feels foggy and not having the kind of energy that I did. This past Saturday I felt pretty crummy, but I think that may have been because I didn’t have enough water and possibly didn’t eat enough. I’m guessing that I’m still not fat adapted or the not eating wouldn’t have affected me so much. I ate a good breakfast and a bit for lunch and by the time I got home around 6:30 or 7 I felt nauseated. I downed a bunch of water and made a bite to eat and felt some better.
The heart palpitations have really been irking me. My heart seems to race very easily. Maybe this is contributing to my head feeling muddled? Today, I’ve been pretty sleepy and tired this afternoon. I’ve had about 64 - 70 ounces of water so far today and have taken all my supplements. For breakfast I had two strips of bacon and a fat bomb because I had to head out the door early for work. For lunch I had some beef jerky and macadamia nuts. Tonight for dinner I’ll probably have either cube steak dipped in egg and coated with pork rinds or salmon. On the side, I’ll do either mushrooms sauteed in butter or spinach sauteed with cream cheese and sour cream.
It’s very nice to meet all of you and I’m just hoping that I can get a handle on not feeling awesome. I had a little taste of it and now just can’t seem to get it back! I want to start working out a bit, but I’m afraid to do that until I get my other symptoms under control. Appreciate any wisdom or words of advice from you all!