3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Carb Counters

Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3

Default 2nd week tougher than first?

hello all. I went on a low carb diet to try and eliminate some fat permanently from my body. My first week went great and I hit ketosis pretty quickly and had no slip ups at all with carbs (besides 1 single french fry on the 6th day). However, this week is a lot tougher for me, i find myself moody and had 4 teaspoons of almond butter and 2 stick of honey whey pretzels last night after severe creavings. I still didn't touch carbs but this morning my scale went up by 1.5 lbs.

My question is, did you find that your second week on low carb was tougher than first? Currently eating about 15% calories from carbs.

jgreg32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 165

Height: 5'8"


I was about to say that my carb cravings are tied to my menstrual cycle, but then decided to check your other posts and I guess that wouldn't be a problem for you :-)

Low carb diets can cause moodiness in some people. The reason for it can be anything from serotonin production to habits: http://www.webmd.com/depression/features/craving-carbs

What kind of carbs do you eat now? Starchy vegetables like sweet potato and rutabaga could help.

It's also going to take a while to switch from using mainly carbs as a fuel to using fat as a fuel. The adaptation period lasts for a few weeks. I'm feeling slightly slow right now, so can't look up for a credible source that would explain what happens during that adaptation period and why :-)
SparklyBunny is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beck Diet For Life/Solution August 2012 Support, Discussion, Buddy/Coach BillBlueEyes Beck Diet Solution 247 09-01-2012 07:19 AM
Regarding infertility; I just need to vent chickadee32 General chatter 19 04-25-2012 09:42 AM
IP Weekend Chat - 18-20 February 2011 EatAnts Ideal Protein Diet 286 02-21-2011 08:12 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2