Thank you for your reply, I'm grateful that you are still following me. I am very interested in the Keto Diet. Would you answer some of the questions I had? ① Is it true I wont be able to eat any fruits as it is high on sugar? ②Do I need some kind of device to measure myself to know if I'm in a Keto state? ③Does it affect you a lot if you have cheat days? Pleas reply when you have the time. I'm not in a hurry as I'm still on recovry. My first step is to be clean until October 14th.
1) I usually only stick to berries (mainly blackberries and raspberries!). After not having sugar, they taste extremely sweet so I like to have a few as a dessert. I’ve seen that some people prefer following a paleo-keto hybrid that allows them both diary and fruit.
2) You can use ketostix or a blood ketone meter, but neither is needed! They can be helpful, especially for seeing when you’ve first entered ketosis or when testing out how different foods affect you, but the strips for the meter can be pretty pricy and ketostix sometimes give false-negatives
3) I don’t feel much difference when I eat carbs - usually the food just feels heavier in my stomach. Some people get bad stomach aches and are very uncomfortable. I also gain a lot of water weight if I eat carbs for a few days - usually between 4 and 10lbs. But, it comes back off just as quickly
I switch between paleo and keto and eat fresh-from-the-tree, high-sugar fruits IN SEASON. I don’t think it would work well to eat them EVERYDAY, but they are great treats, and, for me anyway, they don’t trigger the binges that wheat and refined sugar do.