Welcome to day 3 of
The 21 Day Keto Challenge
The 21 Day Keto Challenge
Today we’re going to have a quick chat about what’s going on in your body
Short Read 1-3 mins.
By Cassius Fragomeni
The Carbs are
It’ll be a rough few days starting tomorrow, by now if you’ve been counting your macros and cut your carbs as you were supposed to you’ll have reached the point where your body is shifting into ketosis. Right now your body is using up the last of the carbs from your last carb meals.
This is where things get serious
I have a friend who I’ve been guiding through keto, yesterday she messaged me complaining about the worst migraine she’s ever had. She feels sick tired and weak and was actually concerned about her health. This is what’s coming, you need to know however that it will pass and on the other side is ketosis.
You can help diminish the flu symptoms by making sure you get a lot of water into your body and a boat load of electrolytes. To make electrolyte water at home simply cut up some cucumber and throw it in a water jug, that’ll be your new best friend.
Stay the Winter is coming
Okay, I’m totally exaggerating it’s not going to be as bad as the wildings coming over the wall. I promise you’ll be fine but some people of course are more sensitive to changes in their body then others and…
If you think you can’t handle it make sure you are off work.
These next few days will be when your cravings are at an all time high, your body will be desperate for carbs until it switches over into ketosis. It’s imperative to your success that you resist the urge for carbs. I mean you don’t want to lose the race before you even get out the gate do you?
At the end of the day it’ll be a mind over matter thing, if you discipline yourself and stay focused you will be absolutely fine. But if you falter and fail don’t beat yourself up, some people take multiple attempts to get into ketosis and that’s perfectly fine. Don’t compare yourself to others, your journey is yours and yours alone.
There is a pot of gold at the end of the
You are going to make it through the flu, and when you do what lies after is a state of increased performance across the board. My hypothesis on why ketosis exists is of course rooted in those glorious caveman days. When we ran out of carbohydrates, the body goes into OVERDRIVE.
It finally uses that emergency energy it’s had stored up… FAT!
This to me makes perfect sense, the body would opt to use outside resources first only until it was absolutely necessary would it start to breakdown the fats on it’s own body. I mean if those ran out the result was death so it makes perfect sense that the body also uses them more efficiently.
It knows those are for survival only and if it’s using them it better get the most out of them. Now we aren’t in cavemen times and we know that keto is sustainable long term which means we’re essentially hacking our bodies survival mechanism and using it to promote weightloss and muscle growth. The end result is you basically turning on Keto-Super powers.
That was Day 3, The flu is just around the corner worry not you will persevere and on the other side is glory. Keep away from the carbs now is the critical point, I believe in you though and know you will make it through!
I hope you have an amazing day today, see you tomorrow!