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Tips for Low Carb Transition?


I'm on day two of the Metabolic Diet, and I feel completely retarded from lack of carbs. I know this is to be expected, but I was wondering if there are any tips for speeding up the transition period and getting over these symptoms?

Any particular type of workout to do or avoid? More coffee? Less Coffee? Anything? Thanks.


increase your cals at the beginning, and feel free to have coffee as you see fit, just make sure to stay hydrated. trust me, i know the transition sucks, but the results are well worth it.


just put up with it after a week or two it becomes routine and you wont feel as flat, I lost 15kg on a low carb diet so it did work for me.


I believe CT talked about using leucine to spike insulin, which would get you into ketosis faster.