On day 1 I cut out all sugars such as my afternoon Reeses, evening cookie or two, afternoon cinnamon raisin bagel etc..
On that day I also cut my carb intake in half. I did eat a bagel for breakfast, because that's all I had for the week (planned on making more bulletproof choices the following week). On day 3 of just doing that, I felt like absolute garbage. No energy, felt almost a little depressed biologically. I should mention that I took an Alpha GPC on day 2 with food, and not on day 3, which I've heard reports it can cause that in rare cases.
Has anyone else had issues with high levels of fatigue and general malaise? My wife saw me on day 3 after work and said I looked sick.
I should mention that I have an extremely fast metabolism and will waste away on the average caloric intake. To maintain my weight I was needing to ingest at least 3k calories per day with at least 150G protein, carbs and dairy at every meal. I work out 3 times per week as well doing Mark Rippetoe's Practical Programming routine which focuses on heavy, low volume lifting. I throw in a little cardio as well on my off days.
Do I just need to embrace the suck until I get into ketosis?
Also since I'm here, I've noticed that many people experience an increase in their overall cholesterol when adhering to the diet. Could someone clear up why that's not a bad thing? I know I've heard that it isn't a clear marker of overall health, but I haven't heard an argument for high(er) cholesterol that is as convincing as the arguments against high overall cholesterol. But again, I haven't looked extensively and I assume the voice is much louder on the side against.