Most of my out-of-town adventures end by my coming home and gratefully taking up my proper diet once more, the only difficulties lying in how long it takes me to start getting enough energy from burning FAs and ketones again. This trip and its aftermath have been slightly different.
Because i didn't get out of ketosis during the course of the weekend, i only lost speed because of weariness, stress and ... the fact that i left most of my supplements at home!
I didn't think it would make a lot of difference, because i was making sure i WOULD: 1) eat the right things; 2) NOT eat the wrong things; 3) be back home before i had time to suffer a shortage. I was wrong. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday my thyroid function was on the low side; i tended to have a hard time dealing with the cold snap we've been having here, and my digestion has been weak. And the most suspect thing i DIDN'T carry with me was the iodine. I've gone that many days without everything else in my supplement collection before, and recently too ... but not that.
When i think of all the cautionary advice about iodine that one hears, it just MAKES ME SO MAD! And it's predicated on ignorance and misunderstanding of the science! Yes, if you blindly and excessively supplement without having a clue about appropriate dosing and balancing of nutrients, things can go wrong. HRT, anyone? Or maybe synthetic vitamin A....
I got a bit of spring back in my step today. Tomorrow should be better. And i'm never going anywhere without my Iodoral again (knock on wood)!