Today I awoke to discover I was in trace level ketosis. Again. I’m not sure what the hey, but I can say with some authority this is ticking me off. I went over everything I ate last night and couldn’t identify anything which might be a problem from the carbohydrate perspective.
On the other hand, I did eat my wife’s chocolate mousse, which is whipped cream with sugar free pudding whipped into a mousse-y consistency. It’s very rich (with all that fat, duh), so I can only eat a couple of bites.
The only other thing is, I fought a headache all morning on Saturday. I had to nuke it with sinus pills and acetaminophen, and a couple of ibuprofen for good measure. Yes, the headache went away, but could this be affecting my ketosis level? My wife thinks so, but I can’t tell. It was more than 24 hours later, and the drugs are effective within the first six hours only. So…eh?
Still, I’m back in at a solid moderate or moderate-large level. And for the first time in a while, I saw the number on the scale be lower than usual. I’m not that invested in the scale, frankly, but I’d like to see some indication that what I’m doing is having an effect on, you know, my weight. That makes weight loss easier, don’t you think?
I’m not fully committed to going back to my food tracker spreadsheet, but I’m not interested in testing for ketosis six times a day to make sure what I’ve eaten is keeping the process alive instead of killing it. Very funky and no fun so far. One of the reasons this diet is so easy is because it’s a no-brainer; eat low-carb, add fat, don’t overeat and voila! Ketosis, which is fat-loss. So…eh?
Well, back on it. I’m not ready to give up yet, but at some point if this isn’t working I have to admit it isn’t working and find something that will. Primal, anyone?