Hi everyone, I’m 29 and overweight and decided to start the BSD to shift a few pounds (about 10) and also to give up carbs as I thought this would help with my PCOS (I had them diagnosed at 16 and they are not too out of control, but I am worried about potentially being insulin resistant and ending up with type II diabetes given there is a family history too).
I currently do relatively high-intensity exercise 4-5 times per week (indoor spin classes, thai boxing, weightlifting and running), and I have an active job too as a childminder (running after kids, lifting them up, pushing prams uphill etc). I have been on the diet for two days and I feel AWFUL. Yesterday I had to go home early because I had terrible nausea and I was so queasy I could not focus on anything, and basically spent all the evening lying down. This is not the first time I am in a calorie controlled or low carb diet but this seems a bit much. I recently lost 10 pounds by restricting calories in a much gentle way that also allowed me to include sports as I love them! My question is has anyone else had a similar experience, and what did they do about it? Should I just stick with it for a few more days to see if my body adapts? I am thinking of upping calories to at least 1100 a day for those days when I am exercising. 800 calories on a Friday when I do an hour of thai boxing followed by an hour of weight-lifting seems a bit absurd to me. Any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks!