Friday, August 23, 2019
Modified Keto is Doctor Recommended. How I am handling it.
The one hormone that is high is insulin. This happens when there is insulin resistance. My A1C was a 5.1. It was perfect. Cholesterol is a bit elevated but it is normal with PCOS.
The doctor made her recommendation. I have to go back on a modified ketogenic diet. I am told this is the ONLY reason a doctor would recommend this diet because it could be dangerous in a normal endocrine system. The ketones cause someone with PCOS to have normal weight regulation along with normalized hormones. I need to do this forever. It will just take getting used to.
I have been on the modified keto diet for about 2 days. So far so good. I do not have many food aversions which is a really good thing for this. The only thing is the headache I get from doing it for a while.It feels like a minor crash you get after you come off a stimulant medication such as adderall.. I really like eggs and salad. Aldi's has baked Parmesan chips. I can eat the cheese straight. Its a stim for me. No one else likes it so its more for me and it tastes better than croutons in salads, in my own opinion.
Everyone need chocolate and its a good thing Adkins makes it so I can have that.
The hardest thing is the prep. I struggle with executive functioning. I do not do well with it. When I am working a long day it makes it hard but so far so good. I keep on saying I need to something, and time gets away. It somehow never gets done. My husband understand now why I have to do this. It has not worked in the past because I did not get the proper support. He just did not understand.
I just need to turn it into a routine to prep for the week. Having ADHD as well, getting a routine started can be a challenge. It will take longer but it can be done. I just need to keep working at it.
There is one thing I am not giving up. Pizza Fridays with the kids. They do not need to suffer for my health needs and one meal a week isn't going to kill me.