Keto Day 2
We both did not sleep well. Restless sleep with going to the bathroom a lot. In the morning, we both had a slightly rapid and harder heartbeat than normal. This is part of transitioning into ketosis and is due to electrolyte and fluid loss as your body goes to burning fat instead of glucose for energy. We had our usual tea/coffee blend, with some electrolytes and water with a pinch of himalayan sea salt first thing in the morning. Within about 30 minutes we both felt normal again.
We were beginning to feel quite hungry around 11:00am, so we decided to make ourselves a late brunch of fried eggs, bacon and avocado. Man, were our eyes bigger than our stomachs! I opted for 3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, and half of an avocado and I could hardly finish. Lindsay was not able to finish her 1 piece of bacon, 2 eggs, and half an avocado. I guess yesterday’s Fat-Fast had shrunken our stomachs!
After a full meal, we needed to move around a bit more than yesterday’s binge watching marathon in bed, so we took our dogs for a walk around our neighborhood and proceeded to take down our Christmas decorations. With an additional tablespoon for Amazing India Organic Psyllium Husk Fiber (this diet is not very high in fiber, so a fiber supplement may help with digestion and bowel regularity. This definitely helped move our sudden meal through!
Lindsay was craving vegetables by this time ( I know, she’s weird!), so for dinner, we made a saute of organic power greens, which includes tangy red & green chard, hearty bok choy, and spicy arugula accented with mild sweet spinach, along with celery. To begin introducing more protein, we made, for the very first time, beef liver. Lindsay did an awesome job preparing and pan-frying the liver, but we both have to admit, that liver is an acquired taste.
To track our calorie, carb, protein, and fat consumption, we have been using a very handy and free app called Cronometer. We highly recommend this app to help you track and measure your fat consumption to both protein and carbs. Our total breakdown for day 2 ended up approximating 81% fat, 14% protein, and 5% carbs, with total net carbs below 10g. By the end of the day, we had even energy and were feeling close to 100%. Success!