I have only been eating low-carb for a little over a week now, but I have already noticed some changes happening. The first change I noticed started only a few days into this new WOE and has stayed with me since. It is an increase in energy. I have been waking up completely refreshed anywhere from a half hour to two hours before my alarm goes off in the mornings. This is a welcome change as I used to wake up when my alarm sounded and feel as if I could sleep for another 4-5 hours. Within a couple hours of waking up, I used to have to fight the urge to take a nap, but that isn’t happening any more either. I finally feel awake during the day and am sleeping well at night.
Another change I have noticed is my skin is clearing up. I developed acne at age 9 and it is something I am still struggling with at 25, but the last few days my face is seeming to clear up. Since I haven’t changed my skin care routine lately, I believe this is directly related to my diet changes.
The last change I have noticed is the amount of headaches I get has decreased. I have always had headaches rather frequently, at least one every other day, but often times more like one a day. If I had an abundance of carbs and sugar, I would end up with a headache. I got checked for diabetes but when that came back negative we did not know why my headaches came from eating carbs. Now that I am eating low-carb, I have only dealt with 2 headaches. While I do hope that my headaches go away completely, 2 is much better than the normal 4 or 5 I would have in a week.
I think these changes are all a good sign that I have chosen a new WOE that is working for my body instead of against it. I am happy with the choice I made to go low-carb and am looking forward to see what changes come next.