Day 19 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 19Weight: 179.6
AM Ketones: 2.0
AM Blood Glucose: 70
Hours of Sleep: 5:59
Energy Level: Excellent!
Physical Activity: None

Great to see my last ketone strip being put to good use.  A ketone level of 2.0 mmol is my 2nd highest level in all my AM measurements, and 3rd highest in my overall measurements.  Looks like the benefits of my Crossfit work out yesterday carried over to this morning, another sign that Crossfit is something I should continue.

Another new low in my fasting blood sugar measurement.  Seems like it’s slowly creeping lower each and every day.  According to this interview with Dr. Phinney, even after your body is first ketoadapted, it can take an additional few weeks for your body to fine tune its mechanisms.  I guess my body really is starting to get used to life without carbs!  I can only imagine the benefits this would have to someone with diabetes.

Since I ran out of ketone strips, I figured I didn’t really need to eat the same thing I ate for the past few days, so I branched out and up my overall caloric intake.  I don’t think having a total caloric intake of 2000 is good for me since I still have hunger pangs.  The whole point of this diet is to not have to feel hungry.  Today I felt better after increasing my calories.

I had 1/2 of that juicy New York Steak tonite along with a nice side of broccolini and spinach.  A welcome break from all the bacon I’ve been consuming.

I’ll be traveling out of town this next week… which means placing myself in the dangerous situation of eating out in environments where I can’t control every element of my diet.  I guess I’ll just have to be creative.

Since I won’t have access to ketone strips while I’m out of town since my shipment hasn’t arrived yet, I’m going to take a break from tracking every single thing I eat.  I figure I’ll try my best to be mindful to avoid carbs, limit my protein intake, and consume more fats in order to stay in nutritional ketosis.

The only day I foresee a bit of slippage is tomorrow: New Years Eve!  Since I’m heading to New York, I don’t think it’d be the full NYE experience without imbibing in the refreshments of the locale.


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