Mission Keto: Day 2

I slept well, and when I woke up this morning I didn’t feel my usual hunger. I skipped breakfast, and it wasn’t until around 11:00 AM that I began to feel hungry.

Since lunch starts at 11:30 AM, I had to wait thirty minutes before heading over to the Elm Street Dining hall.

11:35 AM – Lunch consisted of Romaine lettuce topped with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, Pollock in Herb Cream Sauce, and chicken salad. Overall, it was a tasty and fulfilling meal.

12:38 PM – Feeling slightly nauseous, but I’m not sure if that’s just my dislike for olive oil.

1:50 PM – Nausea is mainly gone, and I’m going strong!

6:02 PM –

Sitting down for dinner. I had looked forward to finally indulging in a food I liked – General Tso’s Chicken, but after a quick google search, I discovered it has way too many carbs. Instead, I decided to get salted cucumber slices, tuna fish, and chicken salad.

6:20 PM –

Still feeling hungry, I also got a ham & Swiss calzone, but I soon realized that calzones are almost completely filled with bread (I probably should’ve known that). I had to pass on the calzone. Instead, I tried to get a bowl of Soy-nut butter, but it tasted awful, and I couldn’t stomach it. In the end, I just stuck with my cucumbers and tuna/chicken.

It seems as though the only keto foods I’ll reliably ever find in Elm (the dining hall) are: tuna salad, chicken salad, cucumbers, and just plain salad.

Ugh…it all tastes so bland, and until now, I never truly appreciated the diversity of food options I’ve had. Diets are tough.

Besides my food adventures, I’ve also noticed much higher muscle definition in my legs/abs, so my body fat percentage is definitely dropping. At the same time, I expect it’ll be difficult to make any gains on this diet. How can I gain muscle when I don’t get enough calories, and how can I get enough calories when I can’t stomach my keto food?

When it comes to working out, I plan to use the Targeted Ketogenic Diet where I consume some carbs prior to intense exercise. Hopefully this will help some, but I still don’t think I’m consuming enough calories.

I’ve decided that I must persist until Day 7. There’s evidence that short periods in ketosis have even more regenerative powers than long periods, but truthfully I just want to eat again.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll learn to love this new diet in six days, and won’t quit there.

Without carbs,

Stephen

 

 

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