I have been doing the Tim Ferris "slow carb" diet for 8 days now. I was originally challenged to do it for a week, but I feel like I need to give it another week, at least. Reasons are complicated. I didn't lost any weight in the first week, but I can feel my body changing. I feel leaner and my pants fit a little looser. But also, I weighed myself more throughout the week then normal. The first part of the week I lost two pounds, but then, on my official weigh in day, I gained 4. I know that's impossible. I don't know if I was just holding a lot of water that week or what. But I feel like I didn't get an official result. Which is mainly why I want to do it again for another week.
Thing is... I feel like absolute crap. I've been reading about the low carb flu... I have a continuous headache that won't go away. My body aches all over. I feel dizzy and nauseous... And, for the last two nights, I haven't worked out. It's not that I don't want to, I feel like I can't.
And, last night I slept for like 12 hours.
I can deal with the symptoms... but I am really bothered by the fact that I don't have the energy to work out. Working out used to be something I enjoyed. Now it's something I dread. On nights when I do work out, I can barely get through it.
My big question is, am I defeating my own purpose if I'm not exercising? I would hate to think I am sticking to this diet that is making me feel like crap all for nothing. ANd I read somewhere that these symptoms can last 2 to 8 weeks. I hate the thought of having to go through this for another 7 weeks. And, I work a physical job too. So that just makes it harder.
What do you all think?