I haven't taken any Vitamin C, but one of the perks of being unemployed is if you feel "bad" (or just feel like it) you can just go to sleep whenever you want. So, I've been doing a lot of that, which probably mitigates the effects somewhat. On the topic of alcohol, my living situation makes it nearly impossible to not end up having a drink, so being a realist, I'm fixing to go to Spec's and get some liquor to replace the beer with. Vodka/soda or maybe just some quality bourbon/whiskey straight up.
Not everyone has a tough time getting into ketosis. My first time I felt bad the third night but that was it. I don't have it bad, a little weakness and feeling claims. Some people feel just awful. You may be more like me than some others. Lack of focus can definitely be a sign if accompanied by some general lack of energy.
I woke up at 2 PM and could easily see myself falling asleep by 9 while I watch DVR'd soccer. I have pretty much no appetite at the moment either despite only eating some of this broccoli/mushroom/veggie cheese casserole I made last night.
eta: And I wouldn't say I feel "terrible" by any stretch I just don't feel "normal." I feel like I've been up for 2 days straight (I actually know what that feels like pretty well).
quote: I feel like I've been up for 2 days straight
Yep. By the 4th day you should feel right as rain. You are hitting a point where your body is looking for carbs and has none to use for energy, so it's forced to go into ketosis.. until that happens you will feel drained.
It actually went away like 3 hours ago. I just drank a bunch of water and it more or less dissipated. Who knows. Doing good though, had leftover broccoli/mushroom casserole for lunch and a chicken salad with half an avocado, half a tomato, some bacon, and the redneck's favorite (ranch). No drinks.
Debating whether to stick with a Cadfast today. Got lunch in thirty minutes and I'm starving. I think I'm going to try and listen to my body more when it comes to the cadfasts. Some days I can fast and I don't really get hungry at all until near the end. Whereas there are days like today where it's 10:15 in the morning and I'm starving.
I think the bmr and tdee scales are screwed up. My tdee is around 3200 so according to experts I should eat about 2200-2500 cals a day. But of i do, I put on weight with or without carbs. I have to max myself at 1700 or 1800 to lose. Or maybe I just have an unnaturally slow metabolism, who knows