I have successfully achieved ketosis. I know this because my sweet husband, who is doing the keto diet with me, ordered some ketone tester strips online and we tested our urine tonight and we are both in moderate ketosis. This is the goal of the diet, so I’m happy to have achieved the first step!
As for the diet itself… I really, really miss fruit. I am a fruit fiend so cutting all fruit out has been a challenge (I have just completed Day 3). OTOH, I can eat just about all the cheese I would ever want, bacon and eggs every morning for breakfast, olives, sour cream, avocados…all the stuff I had to avoid for the last decade-plus.
But there is one thing I need to tell you. The “keto flu” is a real thing, and it is not messing around. The listed symptoms at the link are, “feeling drowsy, achy, nauseous, dizzy, and irritable.” Yep, that’s been me the last two days. I got some electrolyte solution (Electro-Mix) and drank some today and I’m feeling a bit better tonight. I’m not sure if that’s because the electrolytes were what I needed, or I was just coming to the natural conclusion of the keto flu anyway. I’ll see when I wake up tomorrow, I guess. Yesterday and today when I’ve been feeling so bad I’ve only had 30 and 40 minute yoga sessions in me. I’m hoping to get back to something a little more intense, hopefully tomorrow or the next day.
I’ve been promised tons of energy and not feeling hungry, once I’ve passed through this initial crummy phase. I’m looking forward to that and hoping it’s all true.