I’ve realized that 20 grams of carbs a day is a bit unrealistic. In fact, it’s crazy hard keeping the numbers that low. I’ve decided to aim for it but not stress as long as I’m under 50 grams a day.
I’ve ordered a keto cookbook to help me keep going and not get bored with my food choices. I also ordered some liquid electrolytes to add to water. Keto makes you so thirsty and it is easy to get into hyponatremia if you aren’t careful. Hyponatremia occurs when your electrolytes get too low. A lot of low-carbers can run into this, feel awful, then give up.
One unexpected benefit to cutting out sugar and carbs is improved oral health. When you go to floss there is going to be nothing there! Because plaque is caused by “sticky” carbs, and your aren’t eating any, you’re oral health is going to be on point.
Another unexpected change is the way I feel during a workout. Now that I’m burning body fat (hells yeah) instead of glucose, a workout feels totally different. I’m not getting as winded. I feel a very calm and stable energy. I know I’m still working hard and sweating up a storm but I’m not huffing and puffing. It’s kind of strange but not unwelcome.
Here is more “fitspo” that I find incredibly inspiring.