Recently, when experimenting with a more intense ketogenic diet, I experienced 9 days of ‘keto-flu’: headaches, disrupted sleep, and low energy being the most noticeable symptoms. My transition to a full-on ketogenic diet was no doubt easier than those who switch from a standard Western diet as I had been following a low-carb, high-fat diet for about seven months. Here are the tips and tricks which helped me to endure the keto-flu!
Although I have transformed my diet to a healthier one, I can still be found eating ice cream at 7 o’clock in the morning. The key difference between my previous and current ice cream munching habits is that I now make my own using wholesome ingredients.
In my previous post, Should I Weigh Vegetables on Keto?, I outlined a relaxed approach towards counting carbs whilst on a low carb, high fat diet. Whilst this worked for me for a few months, recently I have been monitoring my carb intake closely as I experiment with a more intense ketogenic diet.
There is a perception that a ketogenic diet primarily revolves around eating bacon and butter. Although I eat butter with every meal, bacon and other pork products only form part of my diet once in a while.
I try to include various fat sources on my plate to ensure I am supplying my body with the optimal intake for its daily functions. Here’s how:
It seems that supermarkets launch a new range of “healthy” products every week. Some contain a variety of vegetables but also unnecessary additives, varying from thickeners such as cornflour to vaguely titled flavourings such as “chicken extract”. Can these really be the healthy options?
Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions include giving up foods which are seen to be indulgent. Many do this in a bid to turn their health around, and often lose weight, I know I have in the past. However, this year I am looking forward to the delicious foods I can eat rather than focussing on what I can’t eat.