Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Symptoms I'm feeling on this diet

Here are the symptoms I'm experiencing on this low carb/high fat diet.
  • Urine smells like acetone sometimes
  • My stomach is getting flatter and my clothes are getting looser. I think I look the same though.
  • I feel a little weak and out of breath sometimes
  • Less hunger. A miraculous lifting of that old hiker hunger that wouldn't go away.
Last night's dinner was salmon poached in grapefruit juice and wine (didn't know what else to do with the grapefruit on the counter). After removing the fish, I reduced the juice until there was very little left, then added cream and egg yolks. It became a quite delicious sauce. I served the fish with delicata squash and swiss chard. I was going to also have rice or a sweet potato but it seemed like too much. Also our bird flew into the tree and we ended up eating this meal as leftovers after The Man finally got the bird down.


  1. I feel weak sometimes too. The low-carb folks say it's from a lack of salt and suggest drinking 2 tablespoons of soy sauce or 2 cups of chicken broth a day.

  2. I hadn't heard that. I heard you feel weak at first if you are not used to using fat for energy. Some days I eat almost no carbohydrates. I have been getting leg cramps in the middle of the night though. I get those a lot ever since hiking the trail.

  3. The leg cramps are supposed to be helped with added salt as well. The books say keep supplementing with salt when you eat less than 50 carbs a day.