Yesterday, I had 1800 calories with the coconut milk + oil mix and it was difficult to get all the calories in. Today, I tried my best and the most I could get in was 10 Tbs of oil with 200 ml of coconut milk. I could have water faster today and I would have been fine with no hunger. I have never experience this level of “totally not hungry at all”.
I’m actually a bit shocked that I am losing weight this far into the ketogenic experiment. Now I wish I started monitoring my weight from day 1 of the nutritional ketosis experiment.
My conclusion for now is that at 20 g of total carbs and 60-70 g of protein per day might create too much insulin release, for me, to allow significant utilization of stored fat. Or it could be the detoxification produce by the coconut oil, or both. Or something else.
Weight Loss this Morning: – 1.4 lbs
Weight Loss Total (Starting day 45): – 7.8 lbs
My symptoms for today were: A small headaches and earache. I feel that my ear is slowly getting better. The nausea is getting stronger everyday and I had bloating in the small intestine region and some spasms. I had a tummy ache during the night, and felt some acidity. Weird. I had good energy today and no hunger.
I decided to increase my sodium by the end of the day, to see if it could help with the nausea, it did, instantly. I will increase the amount of salt I put in my water (I make a pitcher of water with salt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in the morning to drink during the day).
I found an interesting quote about sodium and adrenals/cortisol:
“You see, on a relatively low carb diet, unless you take in more salt, blood volume shrinks. The body then responds to this dehydrating by making more adrenalin and other stress hormones. Including raising cortisol.” Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD
Today I had: Water with apple cider vinegar (with the mother), lemon juice, cayenne pepper and salt and sparkling water. I premixed, with the immersion blender: 200 ml of coconut milk and 10 Tbs of coconut oil with 4-5 drops of vanilla extract, xylitol and stevia. I divided the resultant sweetened “milk” in 2 equal portions and made with it: a Coffee Latte with cinnamon at 4 pm (16h) and ate the plain milk/oil at 8 pm (20h). I also drank some Detox tea, to help with elimination. That’s 1550 calories for today.