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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Keto Day 9: Through Sickness to Good Health

To the people who say keto flu doesn't exist... you lie.

Well... let me take that back. You may be right. and I am not experiencing keto flu, but just have a really bad cold. Sore throat, stuffy nose, bouts of sleepiness. Very cranky. Two doses of dayquil and it had no effect. I'm ready to break out some chicken stock to slurp down, or if M is super cool, he'll pick up some Chinese food. Not really sure how much of it will be keto friendly, but whatever. I'm siiiiiiiiiick.

If you were wondering, keto flu is the umbrella name of a number of symptoms that people experience when they start on a ketogenic diet. Common symptoms include irritability, fatigue, upset stomach, nausea, and headaches. These symptoms stem from the body's switch from glucose to ketones as the main energy source.

Hmm... now that I think about it. Maybe it's a mixture of keto flu and allergies. I took an allergy med and I'm feeling slightly better. Or it's all in my head. Anyways, best way to battle KF, or whatever I'm experiencing is fluids and food.

Speaking of food, today's recap -

Breakfast - Woke up this morning alright, not necessary tired. After some yoga I was ready to eat. Large cup of coffee with half & half; half a cup of whole milk greek yogurt mixed w/ a handful of raspberries and blueberries, and a tablespoon of hemp hearts. May make this again but in an overnight n'oats kind of way. N'oats, as is no oats. I didn't come up with that. I read that somewhere.

Lunch - Lettuce wraps. I got the recipe from the One Pot Paleo cookbook. Ground beef, bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, carrots and sweet peppers. Coconut aminos, fish sauce, chili pepper flakes. Pretty darn good. Did I write about this yesterday? Is this keto fog, or sick fog?

Dinner - The beef stir fry again, but this time with cauliflower rice. Not too bad, but real rice would be better. Damn carbs. Saved half of the cauli rice and the remainder of the beef for lunch tomorrow. I could probably use this same meat and turn it into hot & sour soup. Ah... possibilities.

Now if only I could breathe normally again.

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