The Yolk Was on Me

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The Yolk Was on Me? So, I was on my liquid diet for a few days and then hit the target goal: Ketosis.

This was both a good and a bad thing for me

In case you have no clue, there are many symptoms that your body has entered that fat-burning stage like:

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  • Hunger
  • Headache
  • Light Headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Thirst
  • Diarrhea
  • Frequent Urination
  • Odd Breath Odor
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Emotion Changes

They say these symptoms typically fade over time and that drinking a LOT of water helps.

Is it good for your body to be in ketosis?

According to Web MD:

Ketosis is a popular low-carb weight loss program. In addition to helping you burn fat, ketosis can make you feel less hungry. It also helps you keep muscle. For healthy people who don’t have diabetes and aren’t pregnant, ketosis usually kicks in after 3 or 4 days of eating fewer than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day.

So, it isn’t really bad for you – unless you are a diabetic and are throwing up. I am a pre-diabetic (part of the reason I am having this surgery) and have chronic migraines. So… this wasn’t good for me.

As for those other symptoms? I was lucky enough to get hit with ALL of them (I always was an overachiever), at the same time. And it gets better, they triggered a migraine. Sooooo, into Urgent Care I went for a shot because I can’t keep anything down when I have a really good – or should I say bad – migraine. (That kind of keeps me from using the migraine medications I have at home).

I do have some medications that are supposed to be taken with food, but there isn’t really much food on a liquid diet. The Doctor was a little surprised that I was getting 120-150 ounces of fluid a day and no substantial food. He made me drink a Gatorade after the anti-nausea medication took effect and told me to have a scrambled egg or two that night with my normal medications.

Um, eggs?

Not on the liquid diet…but he told me it was low carb, high protein and he didn’t want to see me back over the weekend.

The yolk was on me — it really worked and I felt a ton better. Monday, I shot a note to my surgical team and fessed up about the food – but was told nicely: it was OK, just don’t do it again or they would beat me up.

I was back on the liquid diet and realized that I had lost over ten pounds in that four days — with still nine more days to go.

I DID pick up more sugar-free Jell-O so I would have more “food”.

And, the journey continues…

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