There still is no “Official” support group for T-dawg, so I decided to open a new discussion:
How soon and for how long do you experience that "fuzziness" of low carb diet? I'm in the middle of week 2, and it seems that the same numb feeling I had last week is here again, three days after Saturdays (partially controlled) cheat festival. Carbs are strictly around 70/100 mark, probably even lower.
Now, I know that this is not intended to be a full keto diet, but does it mean that I hover in this "almost-keto" fuzz for the whole duration of the diet, minus carb-ups? This is making it harder to concentrate at work. Coffee does not help that much (only makes me feel both fuzzy, and wired), and ECA is something I don't want to experiment with. Some of you have advocated megadoses of DHA/EPA to combat this. Any other suggestions?
The strange thing is that I usually have those keto-signs already by Tuesday morning: bad breath...errr...stinky piss (sorry), lowered need for sleep and strong food cravings on the previous night which are gone by the next morning. (This is strange because I am a novice low-carber, and that should make it really hard to fall into ketosis in the beginning. On the other hand, I did keep my carbs under 200 grams/day for several months before this so perhaps I was already in ketosis part of the time anyway.)
But the mental clarity that several people mention with ketosis is just not there... Are these signs of real ketosis, or signs of hovering in/out of it? Should this get better as time goes by, or do the carbs that we are allowed make it impossible to really adapt to ketosis?
I'm not especially aiming at ketosis, but if it makes my brain work better in the long run, perhaps I should? Any experiences, fellow T-dawgers?