I woke up a few times in the middle of the night, briefly, perhaps as my glucose levels plunged to some of their lowest levels in weeks.
Today I’m not especially hungry. In fact, I skipped the prescribed L-Bar for breakfast – I just don’t feel like eating it.
My ketones are 1.2 mmol/L, or GKI = 3.56.
Other than some lingering fatigue and brain fog, my biggest complaint is my lower back muscles, which feel like they’re being stretched. Oddly, that’s one of the known side effects.
- Some people feel weak during parts of the FMD. Others say they feel more energetic.
- Some patients complain of light- or average-intensity headaches. This effect is usually greatly reduced by day 4 or 5, and eliminated entirely by the second or third FMD cycle.
- Most people feel hungry during the first few days of the FMD. This effect is greatly reduced by day 4 or 5 and on all days during the second or third FMD cycle.
- Some people suffer a slight backache that disappears once they resume a normal diet.