Kimmbird's Journal, 04 July 2012

Yesterday was rough. I went to my first yoga class, got dehydrated and was exhausted. I had he Atkins flu. This had happened to me for years and I hvnt understood why and the drs don't know either. However through my reading I am beg'ing to collect the pieces of the puzzle and making some sence of it. It's my glycogen stores! Now I know what it is so now I am looking into how to deal with it.

For the past four years, since my body started not to cooperate w me, I would experience extreme fatigue after exercising. I thought I was just out of shape, which I was. However after four years it is still occurring. Here is my dilemma. Do I increase my carbs on ex days and with which food? Or do I stop aerobic ex to build up my stores and just enjoy seeing a good wt loss?

I think the logical answer is yes, but it isnt a perminate one. I will find out how many carbs I can eat to stay in ketosis. I will pick up ketosis sticks to help w monitoring my ketosis and hydration. While I build my stores, I will research and discover :) I will go to my yoga class and increase my carbs for that day and omit my aerobics for now.

Note...I should a gain today, but I know it is 100% water because I did increase my carbs to increase my glycogen to feel better, which I did! I gained about a pound just like I read I would as my dehydrated liver and muscles filled with waster. Emotionally I can deal with this once a week, but I still want to see what is my magic number....

The search continues..
160.1 lb Lost so far: 7.7 lb.    Still to go: 20.1 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 04 July 2012:
1783 kcal Fat: 139.65g | Prot: 96.09g | Carb: 39.17g.   Breakfast: Cream (Half & Half), Baby Spinach, Mozzarella Fresca, Strawberry Basil Balsamic Vinegar, Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheese, Olive Oil, Fried Egg. Lunch: Strawberry Basil Balsamic Vinegar, Baby spinach, Cottage Cheese (Lowfat 2% Milkfat), Cider vinegar, Olive Oil, California Avocados, Almonds. Dinner: Horseradish Mustard, Real Mayonnaise, Dill Relish, Onions, Beef Hot Dogs. Snacks/Other: Halloumi Cheese (serving 1oz/28g), Cheddar Cheese, Zucchini, Mini Babybel Light Cheese. more...
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HI KIM. I used to be starving after a workout. I don't think increasing carbs is the way to go. I'm pretty sure you need to increase your protein about an hour before a workout and within 30 minutes after a workout. Of course this may increase carbs a small amount. But don't increase carbs for energy. Increase protein for fuel. I have more fuel for my workout. Eating protein after a workout helps build your muscles and you won't feel tired afterwards too. I find just having the extra protein before a workout is enough. But, if I have a busy day planned I will go for a protein shake or bar afterwards. Something Atkins... :) Have a great day!  
04 Jul 12 by member: Jjseven22


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