Beginner With Questions: Keto Flu, Mct Oil, Supplements, Carb Refeed
Hi everyone, first post here after reading many many posts, and the Bulletproof Diet book but still I am a bit lost. Sorry for the long post
A bit of an introduction: I'm 31, 154 pounds for 5"6. I've been overweight for a while now, not exercising regularly even though I do cycle to school and walk around everyday. (around 3-4 km a day) I'm lactose intolerant and always had some gut problems - though not tested or checked with a doctor- I generally feel better eating gluten free. I've been a carb junkie for a while now, too much bread, cake, sugar...My goal is to feel better and healthier - really scared of cancer in particular- and be more fit, lose weight too. I'm extremely motivated.
I've started the Bulletproof Diet 3 days ago. I've ordered the Bulletproof coffee but in the meantime I'm using my Organic coffee beans with 2 tbsp of organic grass fed butter and 1 tbp of coconut oil. I'm hesitating between buying MCT or the Brain Octane. My limited budget makes me hesitate. Also not sure I need collagen or not...
I live in Denmark and luckily grass fed products and organic veggies are not too expensive so I'm trying to handle it though I'm a student. I use my Fitness Pal to check what I'm eating.
My macros are:
Saturday: 58% fat, 32% protein, 10% carb ( but enough calories in total, around 1000 which is far below my maintenance intake...really hard to break the habit of not eating much)
Sunday: 77% fat, 18% protein, 5% carb (still trying to adjust how to compose my meals properly)
Monday: 70% fat, 19% protein, 10% carb ( I moved my calories intake to 1500, still not enough I think though)
Felt a bit hungry at the beginning but its getting better, and no cravings. Full of energy til...today.
Today I experienced dizziness, nausea, low low energy...the infamous keto flu....had to go to bed after my Bulletproof coffee then feel a bit better after lunch (I had some carbs from sweet potatoes) I've read about the keto flu and added salt in my water, I think it worked ok since I feel good enough to write that post I don't know how long it will last, but I was wondering if I will feel that way each time I do a carb refill or will I stay in ketosis?
I need to add some exercise as well but I'm not sure what and where to start yet, probably will have to sign up to the gym?
Does anyone has any advices for me, or comments for me to make sure I'm going the right way?
Thank you so much