itellsya said:Mildain said:Hi Pashalis, thank you for responding.
I have transitioned fully to the Ketogenic diet. It took almost a year and a half as I had difficulty cutting some things out, but have been consistently in ketosis for a little over a week now.
I didn't want to attempt the cold shower thing until I was sure I was ketogenic. I can now confirm that (with reasonable certainty), as I have a strange and sweet taste in my mouth for the last week and from what i have read this is a symptom of ketosis.
My diet now consists of mostly bacon, eggs in the morning, and some pork or beef for dinner. I regularily have decaf coffees each day (usually one medium sized cup), and I take it upon myself to try and make bone broth regularily, and then adding in some low-carb vegetables (Mushrooms, Zucchini, green peppers, sometimes i throw in stewing beef or pork, or even cooked bacon), as well as I save the fat from the bacon that I cook every morning and add this into it every time I make a new batch. i usually have a bowl 3-5 times a week. I also drink my own hot chocolate from pure 100% cocoa powder (20% fat kind), and I use 35% whipping cream with it. usually this is also one cup a day, but not always as whipping cream is darned expensive.
Yes, I was exposing my entire body to the cold water.
Hey Mildain, you will want to read Why milk is so evil http://www.sott.net/article/225467-Why-Milk-Is-So-Evil for why dairy should be removed from the diet; replace it with a chocolate fat bomb perhaps? Same with the green peppers as i believe it's a nightshade; suggested vegetables are green beans. I can't remember whether they're not advised because of their effect on cognition (as with aubergines) or just many have allergies and so they should be reintroduced to check for sensitivities. And the decaf coffee is probably better to be replaced by either fresh normal coffee or black tea. I have a coffee fat bomb instead - it helps buffer the caffeine (for me anyway) and still permits me a daily coffee, the fat does the rest.
Just some pointers. And -if you haven't already - everybody is advised to read through all of the threads - keto path to transformation etc.. - regarding transitioning to Keto before they do, because it can have quite an effect on the body. This way you can mitigate any issues and learn from others experiences. Other than that, it looks like you're on your way :) Others will chime in if i've missed anything or advised incorrectly, but i'm fairly sure these are the basics.
I would suggest that you eliminate those things bolded above, for a certain period and see if your symptoms get better. It could very well be, that you can not tolerate some of those things and you are not aware of it yet. That might explain some of your symptoms. If you have eliminated those things for a while, you can reintroduce one thing at a time and see/feel better how you react to them. Check for sensitivities, so to say...
As for the thermometer: I would definitely use it, since guesses about the temperature of cold water can fail miserably (speaking from my own experience here. )