I just read that one side effect of ketosis is vivid unpleasant dreams, looking into it, the dreams seem to consist of being chased or eating carbs.
Is there any way out of experiencing these dreams as its a deal breaker for me.
So far I have none of those.
I read some low carb forums, and it seemed a lot of people had them but no one posted that they dont have them, so your post is a bit of a relief.
I remember a while ago when I was on a low fat diet and I had quit caffeine at the same time I eventually started getting vivid dreams, I tried food elimination but never figured it out, they eventually went away after acouple of weeks of going off the diet.
The worst part of it all for me is feeling hungry all the time. I had weird dreams on ZMT but not any other time. I sleep well actually, its relief from the hunger
Thats strange cause cutting carbs is suppose to make you less hungry, I wasnt hungry at all today, then I started getting lightheaded and panicky so I made the mistake of having 1 measily biscut(5grams carbs high GI) and I felt hungry for the next 4 hours and didnt feel carb deprived at all.
Well for me I think its because I'm below my setpoint. So my body goes into hunger mode to compensate.
Yep, I have been on only 20 grams of carbs past couple days, just before bed to help me sleep, whats strange is I havent dropped a lot of weight like I expected from dropping carbs, I thought I would lose some more water weight. I have gone from 150g carbs to 20g and Ive lost about 1lb in 3 days but I do get weightloss in spurts today Im 1lb heavier than 2 days ago so it will be interested to see where I am at next weight drop.
When I did keto in the spring, I noticed the same things you did such as unpleasant dreams, slipping strength, and general malaise. Though it did work for fat loss. I would always have terrible dreams that made no sense at all, and were terribly confusing.
I do.. but I also have to admit I have wierd dreams quite frequently.
Rats eating my hands. Running from police.
Last 2 nights keto dreams have been awesome.
At least its not dreams of being chased by pizzas and country fried steaks! like mine are.
I haven't noticed them be any weirder than usual. I'm only 3 days in now, but in ketosis. Is it just me, or does it feel odd to eat so little protein?
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I have been on a very low carb diet and I have vivid dreams off and on. The latest was a crazy sex dream (go figure).