Essentially, I am depleting my body of carbs, starches, and sugars in an effort to force it into ketosis, to force it to burn fat instead of the food I’m eating for fuel. The first day was the hardest, but after that it was no big deal, and so far today has been great too.
My one ‘treat’ has been my BCAAs at night with glutamine, and I may or may not have had a spoonful or 2 or 3 of coconut almond butter.
It’s the beginning basics of Carb Backloading, which I’ve never really tried, and hell, maybe I should. It’s also along the same principle as Carb Nite, which I’ve never tried before either.
Regardless, I feel better. My body is reacting to the slightest amount of starches I consume (whether it’s in sauce inadvertently, or from too many vegetables) I can FEEL it. I’m glad I’ve gotten over that initial hump of wanting dried fruit and starches and whatnot, and now I’m content with not eating it. I don’t want it. I feel better without it. WHOA.
Granted, I only worked out yesterday since I started cutting starches. Tonight will be another determining factor, how it affects my performance; we’re doing heavy C&J today. I’ll keep you posted!