While doing low carb, I have noticed episodes of complete brain fog. I would define brain fog as a low laying haze within my brain that prevents me from seeing things clearly or completely forgetting what I was just about to do. Let me give you some real life examples I have personally experienced:
Brain Fog Episode Example #1: While I was driving home from the car dealership, I got lost. Now, if this was my first time in that area that would be one thing but I have driven this route home from that area hundreds if not THOUSANDS of times in the 10+ years I have lived around here. I was driving so I could obviously operate a motor vehicle going 65+mph, but for the life of me I could not visualize where I was nor how I was supposed to get home from there. It was actually a little scary. I had to put my home address into the GPS after about 5-minutes of having no idea where I was or how to get home. I didn’t tell Mr. Giant about this episode until much later because I was afraid he would actually be worried about me.
Brain Fog Episode Example #2: This just happened yesterday. I was at Office Depot and it was time to pay for my transaction. I took my wallet out of my bag, opened my wallet, closed my wallet and returned my wallet to my bag without actually taking out my credit card and swiping it. The lady at the register watched me and when I realized what I had done, I just started laughing out loud. She seriously must have thought I was absolutely insane but it was just the ol’ brain fog rearing it’s super fun head.
I pride myself on being completely on top of my shit. Stuff in my world doesn’t fall through the cracks, it just doesn’t. So this whole brain fog thing is seriously messing with me. I’m trying to be patient because I know what’s causing it, but I feel like my brain is performing at about 70% overall. I’ve read that it can take a couple months for one’s body to become completely “fat adapted” so I’m just hoping in mid-October this haze finally lifts once and for all because it can be downright scary.