Day 29 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 29aWeight: 182.4
AM Ketones: 0.6
AM Blood Glucose: 80
Hours of Sleep: 7:30
Energy Level: Excellent!
Physical Activity: 60 lb kettlebell swings, burpees, and jump rope.

No change in ketones.  Still barely in nutritional ketosis.  Weight is slowly coming down.  Probably a result of further water loss as I burn through more glycogen and my caloric deficit.

I was interested to see if having such a high percentage of my diet yesterday come from fat (91%) would push me deeper into ketosis.  Guess not!  Since I’ve been eating more greens these past few days and Day 29bskipping the vegetables with higher carb contents (like carrots) I’ve been able to keep my carb intake to less than 30 gm yesterday and today.

Also I think I’ve solved my appetite problem.  I need to increase the protein I consume, especially around lunch time.  When I was trying really hard to increase my fat intake, I would sometimes just rely on hard cheeses for lunch.. as you can see in the pictures from Days 15-18.  Despite the fact that I was consuming a almost 400 calories all from fat, I’d still get hungry.

But these past few days when I’ve added chicken wings or pulled pork to my diet along with the kale and spinach, I’ve felt really full.  The one day I didn’t have enough protein (just 4 strips of bacon with spinach stir-fried in bacon fat) I still felt hungry.

Even though I consumed less than 1800 calories today, this is the most satiated I’ve felt in a long time.  This modification should hopefully help me to maintain a good caloric deficit to promote fat loss.

The key for me is to consume protein along with fats to fully feel the satiation that is supposed to come with this way of eating.

I love these A-Ha moments.  This is the whole point of an n=1 experiment… to see what works best for you!

My guestimate for tomorrow’s ketone levels is 0.7 mmol.  Come’on body… start burning more fats!

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