Afternoon all. Well done on the marathon SS & the ultra Buttercup Great to see the LCHF working for you both.
Just caught up on all the posts. Thanks for the podcast heads-up FE; Dud linked to it in the FB group so i've had a listen but need to listen again and take notes I think!! For me I think i'll aim for slightly higher carbs in the week before i'm due on to help. I think women do need to tweak it a bit.
So yesterday I had a planned trip to London for a belated 40th celebration for my friend. I knew i'd be eating carbs so that was fine - for me this lifestyle is to be lived day-to-day, knowing there will be the odd occasion where I go off for a day if at a friend's for a meal, for celebrations like this etc. Mostly I tried to stick to it with the foods we ate, but I did eat quite a bit of rice in the evening, and I had some booze. Not as much as everyone else - I had a fair bit of water too. Interestingly though, we ended up walking about 8 miles around town, and I felt totally spangled - I think I'm pretty low on salt. I've been adding it to food, and even added some to my water at work this week, but I felt a bit dizzy and it honestly felt like my brain was shutting down. My pal was asking me something and I had to really concentrate to answer. We finally found somewhere to stop for a drink and that helped. Felt back to normal about an hour later. So will watch that in future. Got a run tomorrow so making sure i'm suitably hydrated and salted/mineral'd today!
I woke up this morning with a sore stomach - too much rice. Back on it today, just made some celery soup with homemade chicken stock. It's all a learning curve, that's for sure
Hi Red Eye, great to hear how much progress you and your gf have made; well done to you both
Apologies for kind of repeating stuff I put on the fb group yesterday, but just adding this here in case some folk not on fb but on here and interested/have advice!
For women, I was wondering how you all manage LCHF during your cycle. After a bit of a mental day yesterday and a lot of reading last night, I think that I'll need to up my carbs for the week before I'm due, because the carb cravings are horrific! I'm going to start keeping a diary of generally what I'm eating week-to-week to see if I can manage this better so I don't go off the rails in the week before. Any women on here had similar experiences, and what have you done?
That said, since May I've lost 20lbs in total. I lost a stone while mostly LCHF (i.e. little bit of cheating here and there), then plateaued for a couple of months when I was eating crap again, and I've lost another six pounds now I'm back on it. I definitely feel better mentally on LCHF, head just feel clearer, and physically too. My recent runs have been pretty much fasted and I've felt okay on them. I need to add more salts though, I know that's an issue for me. It's all a bit of trial an error to sus what works for each of us I think!