Ketosis and Thirst
I am on day seven of my new journey. I chose to follow a ketogenic diet. I will explain why as I go along. I actually picked this diet for a scientific reason. Through my research, this was the best choice for my nutritional type.
I feel GREAT on the diet so far. I am following the newer Atkins diet that incorporates vegetables in the diet. I haven’t had most of the side effects that are supposed to come with the diet like headaches and fatigue. I actually feel way better. I don’t have dips in energy. I feel like I even sleep more efficiently. Oh, and I’ve been fighting eczema on my hand for about 10 years. It went away. I love it.
On diets in the past, I dealt with side effects like crazy. Now, I feel like I am in a happy zone. The only major side effect that is getting me down is extreme thirst.
I am thirsty ALL THE TIME. It’s a good thing I like water, because that is what I’ve been drinking. (It has been my drink of choice forever. Who gets fat drinking water all day? Me, that’s who.) I googled this phenomenon, and I guess this is completely normal. And it goes away after induction. THANK GOODNESS. I feel like a camel.
Check out my blog tomorrow. I am going to weigh in in the morning. I know I’ve lost weight, and I’m curious to see how much. I’m a little worried, though, because the solution to extreme thirst is to take in more sodium. Hopefully I don’t bloat over night!