Oh my! I've got it back! That ability to be ON!
Consistent-ketosis gave it back...energy that is there daily and is calmly consistent. It's like a calm strength, a solid platform of performance...all day every single day.
That's really important as I believe I'm called to be a vision-carrier, a small group-builder, a team-leader.
MY SEASON OF STRUGGLE
I got out of ketosis on a ketogenic diet over these last 6 mos. I wasn't paying attention to my ratio's and my carbs got out of whack (but it was a carb creep most of the time not blantant overeating of carbs.) Then, cravings came back and I began to struggle! Some days I won and other days I might over eat keto food. I could get into ketosis but I couldn't stay there. The struggle became consistent and I just couldn't figure out where had I gone THIS WRONG? Weight starting to creep back on, because let's face it, keto is HIGH FAT...HIGH calorie and when you eat like that AND get out of ketosis, you are no longer a fat-burner but a fat-storer.
Worst of all is now I was only getting a little bit of energy (a lot less than I was use to) out of the only source available...carbs. So when I was out of ketosis I was trying to live that BIG life on 30-35g of carbs a day...Energy took a massive hit, and I HAD to jack up on coffee all day long...I was starting to live in a nightmare while the greatest opportunities of my life were opening up right before me...and I, of course, had to "BE ON"...while on fumes.
Day 22 of Consistent-Ketosis. Energy is back! I am back! Let's roll (should be a Keto teeshirt!).