In a bid to lose some weight and battle the bloating feeling I've been getting on a daily basis, I thought I'd give the Keto Diet a go.
I have previously completed the FODMAP elimination and reintroduction diet under the direction of a clinical dietician, so have identified my main trigger foods as being onion, garlic, cashew nuts. However, even though I have cut these out of my diet completely along with caffeine, I still get days where I am bloated and uncomfortable and continue to jump between a few days of IBSd and then IBSc.
I started the Keto diet on Monday, I'm just about halfway into ketosis (after peeing on a ketone indicator strip) and already I feel so much better in my belly! No bloating and very regular, normal stools.
I had a slight set back yesterday when I tried overnight oats made with hemp hearts for breakfast, resulting in really bad diarrhoea and gastric distress over a period of an hour and a half, (so know not to eat that in such large quantities again!) but apart from that I've felt pretty okay.
I've had a couple of headaches and feeling a bit low in energy, but those are the side effects of journeying into ketosis. Apparently, I should start feeling more energetic and have mental clarity once I fully enter ketosis. I'm drinking lot's of water, taking MCT oil in my smoothies and also supplementing with Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D and Calcium. I've also introduced bone broth into my diet.
It's only been 5 days and I've already lost 4 pounds, which I'm aware will be mostly fluid rather than fat at this stage, but I thought I'd share my journey and ask if anyone else on here has tried the Keto Diet with any success. If, so, do you have any tips?