Day 17 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 17Weight: 179.6
AM Ketones: 1.0
PM Ketones: 2.3
AM Blood Glucose: 76
PM Blood Glucose: 80
Hours of Sleep: 6:07
Energy Level: Fair
Physical Activity: BJJ

Total Calories: 1962
% From Fat: 77% (167 gm)
% From Protein: 20% (97 gm)
% From Carbs: 7% (33gm)

My food log looks just like it did from yesterday!  That’s because I ate the exact same things as part of my experiment to see the effect exercise has on my ketone levels.

Well after BJJ at least in the PM, my ketones shot up.  I am a little dubious as to this result since I only measured it around 2.5-3 hours after dinner.  Since I’m not exactly sure how my ketones respond to my meals at 1, 2, 3, etc. hours after, I can’t say for certain that my change in ketones isn’t the result of the meal rather than fat being burned in my body.

I think after these first 30 days of nutritional ketosis, I don’t think I’ll be measuring my PM ketones anymore.  The AM ketones are the most useful since they are acquired when my body is in a fasted state without the influence of meals, and so most accurately reflect the actual fat burning state of my body.

Also after these 30 days I don’t think I’ll be measuring my blood glucose anymore either… they’ve been stable the entire time.  I’m satisfied with the results thus far and have proven to myself the effectiveness of the diet in stabilizing my blood sugars.

Had a poor sleep last night, I think because I have some sinus stuff going on.    This gave me a crappy energy level all day long (except when doing BJJ — just love it too much!).


3 Responses to Day 17 – Nutritional Ketosis

  1. Kurt says:

    Enjoyed reading about your experiment. My wife and I have been eating paleo for 5 months now. We love it! I lost about 56 pounds from the time i started doing BJJ in Feb 2012. I tore my ACL in August and working through rehab to get back to the mat. Still a white belt for now.

    • BJJ Caveman says:

      Nice! Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep it up. I know how debilitating injuries can be. It’s easy to get into a rut and then lose motivation because you can’t get on the mats… and then that starts affecting your diet.. and then before you know it you put on all your weight again.

      Another thing I would suggest is to be diligent with your rehab, and be aware of any compensation your body is doing and may be acclimatizing to. If the compensations take hold, it can affect you a lot further down the line with other problems placing you at increased risk of injury.

      For an example, check this out!

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