I've asked all about Ketosis before, and I've decided to make another attempt at it now that my body is able to run off of a LC diet. "Hunger" is normally a mental/social thing now :P I'm headed into my third day of 30g. of carbs or less, high fat, moderate protein. Based on what I've read on other Paleo-Hack threads, the answers previously given in my old questions, and other sites I should start to notice changes...the faint acetone smell in my nostrils or urine, energy, a metallic taste....SOMETHING! However, I feel nothing. So my questions are:
I started to get a small headache last night. Could this be my brain "searching" for carbs? Its very faint. I can easily distract myself from it, but this is really the only change.
Everyone has stated they taste a metallic flavor in their mouth. I taste a little sweetness...but thats about it? I dont smell/taste acetone. Anyone experience sweetness instead?!
I drink a lot of water, even when eating normally, however the last 24 hours, despite my large amount of water intake my urine is still very yellow (based on the whole "if youre hydrated your pee is clearer" theory)...could this be related to my body gradually releasing ketones?
Should I avoid dairy or starches? If I have a hard work out would having a small sweet potato (appx. 25 g carbs) and 1/4 cup milk (appx. 3 g carbs) with a serving of meat be counter productive? This would only be PWO and would make up my carbs for the day.
Do I need to restrict calories while in ketosis? I'm still completely unclear on this whole..."ketosis for weight loss" thing. If I eat 3000 calories (more than my maintenance) while in ketosis, I would still think I would gain weight?
Any other information, tips, tricks, or help is appreciated! Were doing a 30 Day Weight Loss and Nutrition Challenge for a cash prize at my Crossfit Box and broke college girl needs some cash ;] :P