OK! Day 2 is complete of my ketogenic journey! Today, I was quite tired, and I had a difficult time accessing and processing information in my brain, such as information that I knew very well at work, took me a little longer to remember today. I was also told a few jokes today, and I was slower on the underlying joke of them. So, I’d say that my cognition is slightly impaired today.
Also, I was moody today. I felt a subtle cloud of “down-ness” shadow my day, and my energy was just very low.
On a positive note, I was not as hungry as prior keto, and my cravings for carbohydrates were absent. I did get a little swooney when my fiancee enjoyed a few street tacos (he’s doing keto with me, as well), but I didn’t struggle with the decision of, “should I eat them” or, “should I not eat them”. This is good progress in general for me!
What I ate
NO coffee with coconut oil and butter today! Instead, I had a latte with espresso and almond milk & I had the same breakfast as yesterday; my own creation of an almond flour-based porridge which had:
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Sugar
Net Carbohyrate Content = 10g total (with coffee and porridge)
A Greek-inspired salad that had:
- Bell pepper
- Red onion
- Kalamata Olives
Net Carbohydrate Content = 15g total
Spicy Chicken & Asparagus that had:
- Chicken breast
- Variety of spicy peppers (jalapeno, habanero and dragon cayenne)
- Olive Oil (I know this is supposedly not ketogenic, but I prefer it for cooking)
Net Carboyhydrate Content = 6g
- Cucumber & Smoked Salmon
Net Carbohydrate Content = 2g
Total Net Carbohydrate Content for All Meals = 33g
Mood: A little moody today, with “down-ness” reported
Hunger: Fuller for longer periods of time
Reproductive Health: Normal
Skin: Clearing up from small breakout
Skin Hydration: Feeling more hydrated today, although hands are still dry
Inflammation: My hands and feet puffy
Weight: -2.6lbs (woohoo!)
Waist Size: no change
Hip/Booty Size: no change
Arm Size: no change
Thigh Size: no change
All Lab Values: Normal
Today was a little rough with my mood, my energy and my cognition. I am happy about the weight-loss, although I am not counting on it being that dramatic all of the time, and I am happy about my satiation! It’s very exciting not to be hungry very often 🙂
OK! Day 2, DONE! Thanks for reading! I am looking forward to tomorrow!!
Please comment! I’d love some (positive) comments along the way, or even questions, or words of wisdom while I travel down this road!