Stuck like Chuck

Oh my. I had forgotten just how nauseous Savella makes me. Feeling dizzy too. Wow, I really am struggling to keep it together!
Here is a question. Normally, I would have a cracker and ginger ale, or a slice of bread to settle my stomach. What can I have that’s keto friendly?

I haven’t missed bread much, so haven’t felt compelled to make any keto bread, but maybe I should, at least for moments like this.

I did not eat any breakfast, just Bulletproof coffee. I made it without HWC today, just in case dairy might upset my stomach more.
I’m at work and deadlines won’t let me go home, so I think I’ll take a few minutes to go lay in the car.

Wish me luck,
J

Updates

Day 13 of the keto diet (171.6 lbs)

I had a man explain to me on Facebook last night that the diet was keto not Keto and that it didn’t matter what you ate as long as your macros are intact. He was one of those nice fellows whom everyone in the group adores and defended vehemently when I suggested that eating grains was not in line with a keto diet. The group follows him because he is a nice guy that tells them they can have grains and rice and ice cream on their keto diets. Anyway, he browbeat me until I quit the group.

The group was helpful at times when I had a question, but it was also frustrating with the number of people asking “Can I have this chocolate cake?” or “Can I have Pizza on Tuesday nights and not get kicked out of keto?” (as if it were a club). It was obvious that 80% of those that started asking questions had never read the intro material provided by the group’s admin. I looked for another group and found one more suited to my age, but haven’t heard back from them yet. I’m not sure that I need one anyway since my situation is so unique.

The Fibro gets harder and harder to deal with. I am drinking one bulletproof coffee and one 5 HourEnergy every morning to try and get fog lifted to get through the day. My focus is almost gone. I am still holding out hope for the keto diet. After I become fat-adapted (after 3-4 weeks) keto dieters have energy and mental clarity. If the keto can drown out he Fibro maybe I will too. I have every finger crossed for this.

If not…I am going to talk to my doctor about Memantine (Namenda) for the fog. If that doesn’t work….well, then we may be talking disability. I fear my cognitive ability has reduced to the point of not being able to do my job much longer.

I am also thinking of adding these two supplements to my diet.

  • Omega-3 fatty acid
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine

I also used to take Savella. I am going to start taking it again tomorrow. I remember it really helping long ago, but my stomach became intolerant of it, so I stopped. I’m willing to try the stomach again..anything to lift the veil.

Jo

Another recipe

Keto Cheesecake in 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp sugar substitute such as powdered erythritol or stevia (mix two or more for a better flavor)

Combine all ingredients in a 1.5 cup microwave-safe bowl, and whisk until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds to remix ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Excellent topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream, or a homemade low carb chocolate sauce. (Count extra carbs if additions are made).

Nutrition info per one-cup serving. Calories: 300, Fat: 27.6 grams, Carbohydrates: 2.5 grams, Fiber: 0 grams, Net Carbohydrates: 2.5 grams, Protein: 11 grams.

http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/low-carb-dessert-recipes.html

Ketones and Coffee

Day 3 Ketogenic diet

I weighed-in this morning, and much to my surprise, I was another 2 pounds down. I think this part of the process is still shedding water weight. However, I am showing trace amounts of ketones this morning on the test strip, so I expect some of the weight loss to be fat soon.

I wasn’t hungry this morning, so I opted for Bulletproof Coffee from Whole Foods.

I also purchased Onnit MCT Oil to add to my coffee in the mornings. There is a ton of info on the web (look here) about MCT oil and Ketogenics so check it out. I’m a real rookie at this diet, so feel free to comment about your experiences too.

I am really hoping that two of the heavily promoted benefits of the MCT oil, mental clarity and energy, are effective for me and improve my fibromyalgia symptoms.

Have a great day!

J