That Fat Boy Slims – Ketogenic Diet – Day 1
I started today poorly. I skipped breakfast and my morning coffee. I ended up needing to eat something so I had one of my trusty Alpen bars – on a working day, I normally eat three or four of them. After scanning it on My Fitness Pal, I soon realised that my in-work diet is going to change majorly.
As a standard, I usually have three or four Alpen bars; a tub full of carrot sticks (two whole carrots), two clementines and a few grapes; two ham salad sandwiches (four slices of bread with ham, lettuce and cucumber); a ham salad (ham, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber); an apple and a banana. This little lot will be way over my allowances.
I tend to drink two – four litres of water a day in work. At home I barely manage a litre – another thing that has to change.
I haven’t weighed today but the last time I checked I was around 17st 2lbs. Christ knows what I am currently – I kinda wanna know but at the same time I don’t. I’ll check tomorrow so I have a base figure to work with.
For lunch today; I had two fried eggs, four sausages and six rashers of bacon. It felt like a heart attack on a plate and I felt disgusting for eating it – I could feel it sliding down my gullet. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cooked breakfast – only I’m used to black pudding, toast, fried bread, beans and hash browns. And brown sauce. A stark contrast to what I had today:
I also had a homemade bulletproof coffee to wash it down. Not too sure on the coffee but I may experiment a bit with flavour – I tried nutmeg today and it was okay but I may try cinnamon tomorrow.
As far as exercise goes, I’ve done about five miles all in all – we walked the kids to school and walked back home and then walked to pick them up and back home. On the way down to the school the second time, I started to get the shakes. My back has been messed up since last Tuesday when I was ill and I ended up putting it out when I made myself some toast after being sick most of the previous night and the morning.
On our return home with the kids in tow, my wife ended up being sick and I did puke a little bit as well. Apparently this is normal and is commonly referred to as ‘the keto flu’. From what I’ve read on it, it can be pretty horrendous but most people seem to experience it a little bit later (four or five days in). I’m wishing I’d started this last week as I have been on annual leave for the past week so it would have made this phase a tad more manageable. I’m not looking forward to the fatigue and sickness in work, especially on twelve-hour shifts.
I never normally go into detail about toilet stuff – fairly prudish when it comes to that so don’t open the spoiler tag unless you want to be disgusted.
For dinner, we had homemade beef burgers with mozzarella cheese in the middle, cheese slices on top, salad, and oven roasted carrot sticks (‘fries’). I struggled to eat it all – it just felt so unhealthy and the lack of any condiments made it feel a bit too much. But I managed and I do feel a bit better for it now.
I’ll be blunt…I think I will struggle with this but I will persevere.
I’m going to wean myself off of Mirtazapine as I realised why my weight has increased inexplicably – it’s a common side effect that a lot of people experience and, from what I’ve researched, stops people from losing weight on the keto diet. On top of the adaptation to the diet and the lows that are likely to ensue, the next few days will be sheer torture for myself and those around me. If I act like a cunt during this period, you have my apologies.
Let’s see where this journey takes me…
Additional supplements such as Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil etc. we get from Holland & Barett.
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