The Keto diet started swimmingly, and I started losing weight at a steady pace almost immediately. I felt great, had energy, and generally felt satiated quite easily. It worked successfully as a body 'hack' to start metabolizing stored fats and it shows that I have, indeed, lost visible weight. That being said, I have hit a wall in my weight loss and with it has come side-effects that I cannot explain. I routinely drink at least 4 liters of water throughout the day, I get roughly 4,000 mg of sodium along with other electrolytes, and in general me other micronutrients are within acceptable parameters.
These side-effects have manifested in constant diarrhea, intermittent stomach pain that gets unbearable, and it is not uncommon to not be able to keep my Ketoproof Coffee breakfast down. As I said above, the weight loss has come to a standstill having lost ~20 lbs. These unexplained side effects have become to much to bear, and so I have decided to wean off of the Keto diet and lifestyle. I don't have a dietitian, nor do I have the time nor the money to see one. I've been experiencing these problems for well over a week in increasing severity.
This is all disappointing to myself more than anyone else. I was doing so well before these problems started, which may be related to gallstones (but I'm not certain).