I'm starting this topic because I'd like a place to record my response to SLD on a daily basis.
Today is Day 3 nose-clipping EVCO and all I can say is Holy Appetite Suppression!
Maybe it's partly due to the onset of ketosis, but I am experiencing that mythical disinterest in food I've been waiting for. Yesterday (Day 2) I was pretty hungry later in the day and found myself eating compulsively, though low carb (yesterday was only my second day low-carb). I've been wondering how long it would take for the AS to kick in, if ever. This morning I woke up exhausted
which is unusual for me. I got up at 6am, noseclipped 2 TBSP of oil, and went back to bed. 2 hours later I got a burst of energy and good feeling and ran off to the gym. It's now 1 in the afternoon and I am trying to get myself to eat something but I just can't. I keep opening the refrigerator and trying to interest myself in something but it's no good. I'm even looking at carbs and telling myself I can have them if I want. No dice.
I was able just now to take my cod liver oil/butter oil, eat 3 brazil nuts and a handful of grape tomatoes. That's it.
Could this be Shangri-La?!?!
I was wondering a bit about exercise, specifically: is it safe to push yourself to exercise when your setpoint is still high? I remember how effortless exercise was when my set-point dropped and my body was burning itself down. I was extremely motivated to move. I couldn't sit still and my body craved movement the way I guess it craves food and sleep when my setpoint is high. My question is about whether forced exercise is detrimental. Does it interfere with our ability to drop our setpoint?
Hopefully the question will be moot because I'll begin experiencing that motivation again soon.