I Need Bp Coaching! What Am I Doing Wrong?
So fine, women shouldn't IF. But what should we do? How many carbs & when? Refeeds? I tell you, the longer I do this, the more confused I am!
About a year ago, I lost all my extra weight doing the "men's version" of BP. Textbook following the diet- kerrygold, ordering my grassfed beef online, green side of the chart, Upgraded coffee, everything. I was new, I missed the women shouldn't IF blog at first. So I did BP coffee only until 2pm most days. I got down to goal weight & feeling (& looking) awesome.
So then I heard I was doing several things wrong: I started doing refeeds 1 or 2 x a week after the creative live talks said I should. I added Upgraded collagen to my coffee a few mornings a week. I made myself eat a protein & fat breakfast a few morning a week. So now I have gained back 10 lbs, I am having hypoglycemic episodes/blood huge swings (those dizziness attacks that started this thread). and my adrenals are whacked. WTF? Is that delayed evidence of IF for women? Do I go back to IF every morning because that seemed to work?? Am I just eating too much butter? Should I cut out eggs (The only Virgin diet holdout for me.)? I am having trouble finding answers on the podcasts, the forum or anywhere else. I need BP wisdom.
I am on bio identical hormones & thyroid, so those probably aren't really the issue. I exercise a little, I'm a crazy busy mom, although I do WBV a few times a week & do occasional cardio intervals. I bought a ketone meter & I am testing it all week first thing in the a.m. & 1pm, but I am still not certain how to play the ketosis game as a woman. I tested this morning at .5 ketones & 48 blood sugar, then later today after just bacon & BP coffee so far, as 1.5 ketones (!) and 55.
So can anyone help me? I feel like I am doing everything right & it's going all wrong! I am so uncomfortable. Can anyone help me?