Day 9 and I feel AWFUL
It's day 9 on BP and I feel rotten. I've had some days where I've thought I've turned the corner, but today is another hellacious day so I'm reaching out in hopes you've got some ideas for me.
I've searched the forums and other people seem to be reporting mild headaches and tons of energy. I don't feel any of that. Head feels like it's got an axe in it, it's 1:42pm and I feel lethargic and exhausted and as soon as I'm done typing here, I'm planning on going to lie down. Thank god I have my own business and I can clear my schedule.
I'm no stranger to keto and I've lost the same 30lbs at least four times. I've never felt this bad before. I did the Bulletproof Rapid Fast Loss Protocol back in the summer and didn't feel this icky, although I was still doing some dairy.
Maybe it's because I've completely cut out dairy?
I'm female, 5'7" and 220lbs (down 10lbs, so there is that). Even before finding BP, I've generally eaten organic and I buy a grass fed and finished half of beef every year. Just too much mostly organic sugar, and apparently at the wrong time.
I've been taking some fiber to help move things along, and I'm also taking the Upgraded Coconut Charcoal. The other day I took 12 capsules of the charcoal over the course of a day before I finally started to feel better.
I also take 2,000mg of Jarrow NAC. I've got some glutathione on the way. I take a ton of other supplements as well. Prenatals, DIM (for estrogen) fish oil, D (I live in the great white north), etc.
Today: two cups of BP coffee, made with Organic Valley Pasture Butter, Upgraded beans, a bit of stevia (used this brand for a long time), XCT and Brain Octane. Grass fed steak with butter and an avocado with sea salt for lunch. That's all I felt like I could handle. I took some HCL with it as well.
I intuitively know this is the right course of action and eating. I'm committed to sticking with it. Just wondering if you've got any suggestions to feel less like nuked factory meat.
Some questions on the finer points.
Is two hours far enough from supplements to take the charcoal?
What about taking the charcoal and fiber together? My brain doesn't seem to be working well enough to sort this out.
Is the sauna worth a trip or might that over tax me? Wet or dry?
How much charcoal can I take?
What about adding something like Green Vibrance?
Not sure where this fits in but I've also been waking up with a really metallic taste in my mouth. Goes away eventually. But it's not the sweet ketosis breath people seem to describe.
Thanks in advance for all your help.