Jun 4, 2015

side effects?

I've been in ketosis dozens of times. There's a number of side effects of entering ketosis that last about 2-3 days.

  • Extreme lethargy
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
The first time I was in ketosis, it was like a truck hit me. I got home from work at 7pm or so and crashed, as my wife did, on the bed and woke up the next day at 7am. It completely took me out. The headaches were unbelievable and aspirin did nothing. I didn't become constipated luckily. 

Each time I've gone into ketosis things have been a little easier. But the headaches and lethargy are still there.

Until this time. I started a ketosis run on June 1 and I was sure I was in ketosis today because it had been a few days coupled with some relatively strenuous workouts. And yet no headaches or lethargy. So I checked with the pee strips that are made for diabetics. Bam. Ketosis. I'm not sure if my body has just become acclimated to getting into ketosis or what. But there were no side effects. I'm not sure I've heard of anyone entering ketosis without side effects.

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