Work and exante

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  1. Mrs R

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    I was just wondering how you all manage at work on this diet. I currently have 2 months off work and to be honest I feel weak and exhausted (I've been on exante for 2 weeks). I'm not sure I could cope with a busy shift in the NHS and total solution.
    How does everyone else cope?
     
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    After the first few days is hasn't really been an issue for me to be honest.

    Work and lesiure have both carried on pretty much as normal!

    My job is pretty desk-bound mind you, it's not exactly like I have to move a lot to be able to do it.

    If anything I would say I've actually been better at work since getting into the swing of the diet, and I have an inkling as to why too.

    • I'm sleeping better now, and getting up earlier, so I'm more alert and ready to concentrate when I get to the office
    • My moods are a lot more even than they used to be, I suspect because I'm not having sugar spikes throughout the day.

    IIRC you were having some problems before you started the diet too, I wonder if your tiredness could be related to that, or a combination of that and the diet? Have you told your GP you are doing it? As it occurs that your medication levels may need some review and adjustment and that could also be a factor in how you are feeling.
     
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    I just have an office job, so I find it a lot easier to stick to the diet while I'm at work. I am busy doing things all day and so find I'm not really distracted by food.

    I found the bank holiday weekend really hard - 4 days of sitting about, not going anywhere or doing anything and not being able to drink or eat... I was glad to come back to work yesterday!
     
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    shuffler
    just have an office job

    JUST have an office job???

    ;D

    we are empowered power women, and we have office jobs that show how marvellous we are...


    other than that, I am the same as Yambabe, my energy is OK now, well a little low at times, but life is normal.
    no energy boost after tea, so usually tired earlier, in bed by 10.30 :D

    I sleep better too (no snoring now either)

    you must be careful to drink enough water, or you will feel tired too,
    I suppose an office job helps with that (the 2litre bottle of water on the desk taunting me)
    you will have to make time
    its your health after all
     
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    lol!!!
    Hmm, I think my lowly admin assistant position could hardly qualify me as a power woman!! But it's a nice job though :)
     
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    I think I'd be ok if I was still working in an office but my job means running about all over the countryside all day, climbing stairs, lugging equipment about all over the place and dashing between several different clinics. I suppose I'll just have to see how it is when I get back and if it's too much add a meal.
     
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    I was awful at work for the first two weeks, to be honest. I used to run on caffeine and sugar and be permanently wired and willing to take on anything. When I took that away, my sense of humour vanished and I couldn't deal with any more than the bare minimum of my contract hours. I have recovered now but I know I'm still a bit quieter and more easily stressed than normal. I think my team are all praying for June 16th to hurry up and arrive...:whistle:
     
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    I read the title and thought 'Well... I just fling a bar in my bag in the mornings... seemples!' lol

    But yeah, see what you mean - ditto with the desk job though.

    However in the first few weeks I found trudging back from the bus stop (it snowed) a real effort. So I can identify with the exhaustion! I've read it's not uncommon with a ketogenic diet, and often wears off after 2-3 weeks once you settle in to the new fuel source. For me, first few days were hell, next couple of weeks or so were a bit tiring in places on and off, and then I stopped noticing it. But 2 months in and I'm fine. And also hauling my carcass about is a bit easier now there's less of it, so that helps, too.

    However on the plus side, you're getting more consistent exercise than the rest of us....
     
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    I have a very active job out pounding the beat and ive felt that I have more energy now than I had before.

    The first 4 days were hard (hangover stage) but after that everything has been good. Still manage to go to the gym three times a week.

    But saying that I woke up with tonsillitis this morning and feel like ive got a hedgehog stuck in my throat.:sick:
     
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    Actually, I have done too much (seems to be a day later) yesterday on my extra hours walk along a very blustery seafront in my lunchbreak and I am in bed, shattered, no energy, and a bit achy
    I think that I should keep a diary of these lulls in energy and see when they happen
    mind you, it may be a hangover from add a meal week
    but I am not hungry
     
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    Keeping a mood diary is a good idea though M, you could maybe use your blog.

    I've already started to read back over mine occasionally and try to objectively analyse what's been going on when I have felt particularly down or tired - with me it's mostly hormonal though! I've always had pretty bad PMT and although my moods have been a lot more even the last couple of months I still get very tired and crabby for that one week every month!
     
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    i know the feeling Mrs R, i find the diet alot harder to keep to when im at work, people all around me are constantly eating, and the cake man comes in everyday.....
    today i nearly broke - i walked to my local supermarket at lunch and just looked at all the currys, im sure people thought i was crazy, i picked up a chicken tikka masala, pulled it out of that cardboard sleeve and stared at it for a while, then put it back and picked up the next one!

    it took alot of will power in the end to walk away! i find as long as theres a huge problem to solve i cant stop thinking about food!

    but tomorrow is my first weigh in so im hoping that will refresh my determination!

    good luck and keep with it, you know it will be worth it....

    oh i also drink ALOT of strong black coffee to stay awake!
     
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    Definitely give it 2-3 weeks.

    The interesting bit from:- Nutrition & Metabolism | Full text | Ketogenic diets and physical performance
     
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    That's really interesting Miss D.:)

    I've noticed in the last couple of weeks that I've been suprised by what I can do when I need to. And the deeper in ketosis I am, the easier it seems to be - when I'm on add a meal, I thought it would be a good time to do really physical stuff but actually it's harder then. God bless ketosis.:rolleyes:
     
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    Actually since I started on HRT I've noticed I get less food cravings and am 100% more sweet natured and less crabby.
     
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    I told Phil about this Miss D, and he countered with some half heard story about a bloke who died only eating rabbits or something :rolleyes:
    ( he also had a "word" with me about being crabby-as in-I get home, demand the kettle "gimme my soup NOW!") :D
     
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    well, if you eat only rabbits forever, it probably wouldn't be too good for you, no. But if you are sufficiently crackers to only eat rabbits out of choice, you probably had 'issues' anyway.

    But it's funny how eskimos manage to survive though ;)
     
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    hello girls. I started today seriously eliminating yesterday, first diet in 5 years. Which one would suit me best? there is so many to choose from now! cut fags, booze, all carbs and fat , but would probably do best on liquids, which one is nicest please? bear in mind i cant eat big, solid stuff.
     
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    Well, it's quite safe to say that any of the VLCD's don't involve much in the way of big solid stuff ;)
     
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    it was on QI, yes some bloke died eating only rabbits (the furry kind)

    there very high in certain nutrients and everything is a poison it all depends on quantity. he died of copper poisioning or something odd like that
     
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