Originally Posted by jmanovich
Oh just the entire plan in general! Haha! But no today I was hungry. I was at work and I had an extra egg, some snap peas (which are occasional right?) and a few slices of lean deli meat. All no nos, I know but I just was so hungry!
I find I just always "cheat" between meals. And still crave the carbs. And I have also choked down so many things I didn't like this week. Just depressing. I lost 8lbs my first week- but now 5 days til my next weigh in and the scale is showing I have gained 4 back. I just am having a bad day I guess. Then I made the crispy cereal pancake tonight for my snack- i put too much nutmeg and it had a funny taste. Ugh! Now I almost feel sick to my stomach/hungry. Not fun at all today!
So sorry you are having a bad day!
So if I read it right you are only a few days into your second week. Do you think over your 10 days or so you have had (or cheated with) extra carbs?
I ask because they can throw you out of Ketosis OR it's possible you haven't yet gotten into Ketosis. That usually happens over the first 3-4 days which is why so many people feel both awful (flu-like, achy and even nauseous) and why you would feel soooo HUNGRY! Once you can set your mind to tough it out for those days, you will break through the awfulness and start feeling MUCH better!
Ketosis also calms your hunger - for some people so much so that they have to force down all the required food (though that is a very foreign concept to me!)
Every time you cheat and it throws you out of Ketosis, you will likely go through the symptoms again! (Read the thread The REAL Price of Cheating - Lisa will link for you I bet 😊
You had a GREAT start w/8 lb loss! You could be up in weight due to excess salt (deli meat is notorious for salt), and because the body naturally goes up and down day to day, hour to hour as much as 4-5 lbs!!! (Hard to believe, I know).
Did your coach give you the word that you can have an extra packet each day in your first couple weeks if needed? (And depending on starting weight, some people are supposed to continue w/that.)
When REALLY hungry, have some lettuce salad w/lemon or WF if you find some you like. A hard boiled egg or a pickle ... And for many people having a hot drink really helps with hunger (decaf tea or even 0/0/0 broth is great!)
I am a carb-craver too so I really enjoy using the savory/crunchy restricteds to help with that.
And by the way, very shortly your tastes will change and things you can't stand now will taste MUCH better!!
You CAN DO IT!!!