That Fat Boy Slims – The Ketogenic Diet – Day 7
Today started slowly; I didn’t get up out of bed until around 10:00. When I awoke, I was really tired and felt like I normally do on a weekend. As soon as I got out of bed I realised I won’t be walking anywhere today as my back and legs were killing me. I have housework to do so that can be my exercise today and the kids can go and play in the garden so they’re not cooped up inside and driving me nuts.
I weighed. I know I shouldn’t. But I like to see how things go on a daily basis and I don’t get too beat up if I’ve not lost much or gained weight slightly. Today, on day seven of the diet, I weigh 16st 3.75lbs. I round up to 16st 4lbs as My Fitness Pal doesn’t do fractions. So, over six days (today had barely started) I’ve lost 7lbs. Not too shabby. Again, my concern lies with the amount of protein and my carbs earlier in the week were pretty shoddy.
I fasted for around sixteen hours – by 16:15 I had eaten one cheese, egg and Kabanosy muffin and had a coffee with double cream. I did feel hungry but not “starving” hungry. My water intake has been a lot lower this weekend – I don’t think I’ve consumed more than a litre of water so I aimed to drink more today. By 16:15, I had probably drank about 200ml. Shocking.
We ate dinner around 19:00 – keto pizza again; turkey mince base, cheddar and mozzarella, pepperoni and some salad. I couldn’t eat it all – probably around half. Despite still feeling peckish i just couldn’t stomach any more. It felt like I was force-feeding myself. Kinda like work on Friday where I just couldn’t eat everything I took in with me.
The downside to not finishing my meal is trying to figure out how to recalculate it on My Fitness Pal – but, to be honest, I’m too fucking tired today so I didn’t bother. Calories and grams will be out but the principal should still be about the same. My macros will be slightly off but again, the principal is the same.
Part-way through dinner, I realised that my goals were set incorrectly. My calories should be higher and, in turn, the grams of fat, protein and carbohydrates. So, where I was being pretty hard on myself this week; I could probably have cut myself some slack.
About two and a half hours later, I decided to treat myself with a yoghurt. Muller Light Raspberry & Cranberry. I know I shouldn’t have fat free or low in fat if I am going to have yoghurt but we still have some in the fridge. It tasted amazing. But I can’t get used to this.
So, how has my first week been? Not as bad as I was expecting, to be perfectly honest. The headache has gone – five days and a bit I suffered with it. I’m still getting stomach pains and feeling sick but I guess it’s just from my body continuing to adapt so, with a bit of luck, my IBS may be a thing of the past (here’s hoping).
I’m still only taking 15mg of Mirtazapine – my mood is all over the place and so are my energy levels. It’s hard to gauge what influence the diet and reduced meds are having (are they both causing these issues or is one more than the other?) but I dfeel like I’m coping okay.
In summary, for the most-part, I feel good. I do feel like my energy levels are better overall and I feel better in myself – especially because I can see and feel the changes thus far.
Bring on week two!
Additional supplements such as Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil etc. we get from Holland & Barett.
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