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After Been On A Keto Diet For A Month And 2 Weeks, I Took Coffee With Milk And Sugar Yesterday And Experienced A Stomach Ache, Why? How Do I Start Incorporating My Regular Meals Into A Keto Diet As I Want To Stop Keto?

The key is to slowly re-introduce carbs back into your diet. Two reasons: By avoiding carbs for a long period of time you may lack the digestive enzymes to break down carbs for a period of time. Thus you may experience gastrointestinal distress. If you reintroduce carbs too quickly, you may be susceptible to putting on body fat. Somewhat related to reason one, your body is not used to using carbohydrates for energy due to being in ketosis for a long period of time. This is a bit of an arbitrary number, but I would start at 50g per day and assess it from there. If you feel okay, try increasing it 15–20g per week until you reach your old maintenance level. Hello.. First of all.. what is ketosis? Or what does ketosis aim at? It's a conversion of body's dependency on glucose for energy to ketones.. now when producing glucose through its natural source ie Carbs.. carbs break down to form glucose under the action of insulin.. now incase of Ketosis.. spiking up of insulin is out of question as you no more need glucose for energy but ketones! Now.. why did you feel stomach ache? WeLL here's why.. over 2 months of restriction on glucose production and all of a sudden the Sugar that you ha Continue reading >>

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  1. thinketo

    Hi all,
    This is my first post so go easy on me. I discovered the podcast about a week and a half ago (thanks to Paul Thurrott on Windows Weekly) and have spent some time catching up. I have very much enjoyed getting educated.
    Me - I typically workout 3-4 times per week and run 3-4 times per week. These alternate days, i.e. only one workout per day whatever it may be. Strength training is 45-1 hour fairly high intensity using the 5x5 Stronglifts program - I have been doing this for a couple years with cycles - works great for me. I run 30 - 45 mins with varying intensities. In the summer I regularly have one long run (for me) per week of between 5-8 miles. I also bike frequently in the summer...as I am a bike nerd.
    I am 47 male - 5'6 with 34 inch waist. I have not been eating well over the bast 3 months and have gotten up to about 190. In the summer I can get to 170 ish and a 32" or so waist. FWIW - I have been on this evil cycle for along time - winter just isn't my season I guess.... Adding muscle, even at my age, has never been a problem for me but cutting fat has. In my twenties I was 150.... but not with near the frame I have now. I think 165 would be a great weight, but it really is not about the number and more my pants fit! I just want to be healthy.
    I am duly educating myself and want to give this a try in a week or so. I am slowly getting my kitchen ready and piling up recopies to keep me going. I am gluten sensitive so that comes into play but makes it easier.
    There seems to be some debate about going through the initiation and flu while exercising. On a podcast, I seem to remember the recommendation to avoid exercise during this time. I really don't want to do that, but want to get in to past the first 3-4 weeks.
    What advice do you have for me?
    Thanks in advance and sorry to be overly verbose.

    Edit - I also have "mostly" adopted a primal lifestyle aka Mark Sisson so I think that fits pretty well into keto. Just throwing that out there and am curious to know if anyone else is keto and Primal. To be honest - I fallen off the that past few months.... so there is room for improvement :-).

  2. Emacfarland

    I'm a runner and weight lifter and had a fairly easy time transitioning to keto at the beginning of 2015. Really make sure to utilize the advice of getting enough salt and electrolytes and fat, it will keep your energy level up. You might see either a dip in performance initially or an increase in energy and performance followed by a slump a couple months after going keto. I've heard both of these scenarios. Your endurance and performance levels will adjust the longer you're in ketosis. Also I know it might not sound like a concern at the moment but those of us who engage in high levels of activity while doing keto can become quite lean, even to a point of it affecting your health. This is less a concern for men than women, but as your body fat levels dip you might notice flagging energy, lower libido...it's a good idea to keep fat levels high enough and test how you do with more carbs. I got dangerously lean on keto while running and doing weights and had to go off to regain weight. I've been back on for just over three months and am correcting the mistakes I made before, and I feel great. Just don't short change your self on getting enough fat and overall calories

  3. rodan5150

    My experience was that the first week was tough for me in the gym, but I went anyway and pushed through it. I had already been going on a regular basis so it wasn't that bad overall, I just felt a little weak/drained. I made sure I got plenty of fluids and electrolytes, especially sodium and potassium. I supplement with 300mg of potassium citrate per day and then I salt the hell out of my food all day to try and hit my goals there.
    My advice is to test the water and see how you feel. If you feel like crap, cut it back some and then try again the next day. You're already used to working out, so your transition won't be a tough as someone who starts keto AND starts going to the gym at the same time in my opinion. I think you will enjoy the keto way of life, you sound like a perfect candidate for losing that nagging fat weight.

    edit: I wanted to add a "Good luck!" in there as well!

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