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Old Sat, Oct-10-15, 11:13
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So, a little bit of background info first.

I do moderate-high intensity zumba classes for 1 hr 5x a week. I had been having some low blood sugar and it suuuucked. I have felt so tired for so many days and nearly fainted.

I have a family member who bought cookies and chocolate into the house and when I got home from the gym at about 8pm on Friday night, I saw the open package of keebler m&m cookies on the toaster oven and thought "screw it". Before then, I had eaten 2 eggs with some spinach and mushrooms for breakfast and cream cheese, cucumber, and ham roll-ups for lunch. I decided to try having an apple and some peanut butter right before zumba at 5:30 to combat the horrible low blood sugar I had been getting after classes, and it did help. But then I got home and saw the package in my practically candlelit kitchen, and there must have been some Marvin Gaye music in the background...

So I had about 7 cookies and 2 glasses of milk and it was woooonderful. I also had some chicken salad and ritz crackers and a couple glasses of water and I felt GREAT. My near-perpetual faint headache went away, I stopped feeling cold, I was running around the house. Felt better than I have in days. Even as I write this the following morning, I feel better than I have in awhile and I haven't eaten yet (though I really should since it's 1:15, I just haven't been hungry and I've been in bed all day). I've been doing low-carb since July 15 and go in and out of ketosis depending on the time of the month. I was 199 Friday morning and 201 this morning morning, but I'm not really concerned about that since I know it's not fat.

I've had a couple of moments like this over the past couple months but I always get back on track, hence how I've managed to lose 30 pounds so far. Just wanted to share how good it feels to be bad
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Old Sat, Oct-10-15, 12:04
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Eva, it sounds to me like you are not eating enough, period.

Feeling perpetually cold, BGs all over the place...signs that you are starving yourself, especially when you do such a physically taxing exercise as Zumba several times a week.

If I were you, I'd try eating a lot more fat for the next week. Stop the Zumba while getting solidly into ketosis, and see how I feel.

You are not supposed to be cold, and hungry, on a LCHF eating plan. You are supposed to be satisfied and feeling healthy.
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Old Sat, Oct-10-15, 13:26
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Eva, it sounds to me like you are not eating enough, period.

Feeling perpetually cold, BGs all over the place...signs that you are starving yourself, especially when you do such a physically taxing exercise as Zumba several times a week.

If I were you, I'd try eating a lot more fat for the next week. Stop the Zumba while getting solidly into ketosis, and see how I feel.

You are not supposed to be cold, and hungry, on a LCHF eating plan. You are supposed to be satisfied and feeling healthy.



I am definitely considering that I may not be getting enough food. In response to not being meant to be hungry on a LCHF diet, I completely agree with you- it's just that I rarely get hungry. I don't try to restrict or count calories in any way. Often I'll eat until I'm not hungry anymore, but the headache and the cold feelings still don't really go away. I think there's absolutely nothing wrong with low-carbing and that it has/does work tremendously well for me. It (the low-BG symptoms) might just be that I'm eating at the same level I did when I was sedentary and it needs to be upped now that I'm active-ish.

Also, I'm sure I could have gone without the cookies and milk if I wanted, I just made a decision to be reckless and then I was past the point of no return :P In my humble opinion, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to have meals or days when you go over your regular carb count.
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Old Sat, Oct-10-15, 18:52
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Heh. For me, it is, especially if I would do it with grains. I haven't had them for so long that when I do, I feel like I'm swimming through a fog the next day. AND it stalls me for 2 weeks, which I hate.
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Old Sat, Oct-10-15, 21:38
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"But then I got home and saw the package in my practically candlelit kitchen, and there must have been some Marvin Gaye music in the background..."

Oh, this had me cracking up!
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Old Sat, Oct-10-15, 21:42
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"But then I got home and saw the package in my practically candlelit kitchen, and there must have been some Marvin Gaye music in the background..."

Oh, this had me cracking up!


I laughed at that one too!!
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