I'm a serious weight-lifter and tried keto for a week (back when my acne as a pain in the a**). It was fun spamming meat, oil and other high fat foods. My acne cleared, as well as the majority of my oil production and I looked the leanest I'd ever looked in my life (Down from 10% to 8% caliper tested). Problem is, 2-3 days in, I crashed, hard and I felt like I was dying and I'm pretty sure I saw the light on more than a few occasions. This allowed me to discover that I'm not fat-adapted at all.
Now for the question. I only eat basmati rice as a carb source but if I were to cut this out, what could I eat? and how could I survive?. I mean surely eating fruits as your only carb source (I detest vegetables) would be worst than eating rice with meat, considering the fruit is a straight sugar shot, whereas the rice is always coupled with a form of protein (sometimes fat)?. Help a comrade out here D:
Yeah man, that's what happens on keto. You deplete glycogen and feel like shit, until your body adapts(2-3 weeks). You can do low carb 100-150g a day, is fine. You can aslo due keto low carb for 4 days, then refeed days for the following week of high carbs- stops the feeling like shit part. Instead of rice do sweet potoes or oatmeal.
>Wow. That's quite impressive to say that least How's your acne doing on Paleo?
Thank you for the great advice man. I wish someone would've mentioned this when I researched it the first time.