I have added a -
pea protein powder shake at night
I take it around 8 when I sit down to either read, or surf the net, or watch TV. Just for some more added calories and protein (with some carbs and no fat).
With what I have written out so far it is 50% protein, 25% carbs, and 25% fats (with around 2400 calories). That is about as keto as I can get it with real food added. If someone knows of some food product that is better than the tasty seiten sausages (2 provides 44g of protein, 28g of carbs, and 2g of fat) for low carb and high protein I would like to be informed! Even a high protein with high fat food product would be OK.
Another thing I noticed is a different taste in my mouth. When I was younger I would say that it tastes metallic in my mouth, but that is not true (I had braces for 3 years so I know what metallic tastes like now
). I am now wondering if it is a different pH in my mouth? Possibly an alkaline taste? or perhaps a mineral like taste? It does go away on my carb loading day and the first day of keto it comes back by the end of day. Right now I am on Keto 2 (2nd day) and it is very strong. Like the taste while sipping green tea perhaps is a good analogy.
It is my third cycle (Keto1, Keto2, Keto3, and Carb1) and now that it is Keto 2 it seems to be easier today (still have the night to go!). I will see how I am tomorrow on Keto3 to see if I can make it Keto4 to extend the cycle.
Workout now is supersetting the two body parts I do for the day, with 30 minutes up to 45 minutes of cardio in the morning. Supersetting is 4 sets (or more if I lose count which on Keto3 seems easily to do
) of 15-20 reps of a medium heavy weight with hitting the body part with 3 or 4 exercises (sometimes more like Legs is calves and quads and hamstrings). This is to get the adipose tissue down to practically nothing in the muscle, since my dieting down doesn't help with the muscle fat.
Why am I doing this? To prove that I can do it! My favorite mantra I have to say when the keto is getting to me
, that and I look in the mirror and pose and say to myself "I like!!!!!".