Last Saturday I started my period. I bloated up like an overstuffed sausage in its casing, and now by Friday, the water retention has slowly subsided. But because I felt like a giant sponge, I didn't have much of an appetite this week. My normal period backache has subsided into one that I know is there (like a tightness, no spasming), but doesn't affect my activity level. I don't really need any ibuprofen for it or anything, but it annoys me.
I check my urine periodically and noticed a low amount of ketones present as well as a trace of protein. No trace of glucose, blood or WBC's. I drink plenty of water throughout the day, but because I haven't had much of an appetite (possibly due to ketosis) I haven't been eating very much. My urine is light-yellow and doesn't have any sort of strong smell. I'm peeing normally, so dehydration doesn't seem to be an issue.
For example, food today consisted of a plateful of yucca, plantains and pulled chicken (lunch), snacking on almonds, and dinner was 2 roasted chicken drumsticks with a side of blackberries sauteed in butter. I'm thinking of running to the store and buying a pumpkin pie just so I can have more carbs.
How the heck do I snap out of this and get back to normal? I don't have a headache or anything, just this "meh" appetite and vague back ache.