Day 35 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 35aWeight: 179.6
AM Ketones: 0.7
AM Blood Glucose: 90
Hours of Sleep: 7:11
Energy Level: Excellent
Physical Activity: BJJ

Ketones have come back down to Earth… I guess the good times couldn’t last!  I’m surprised by my blood sugar though, but one thing I forgot to track was that in the midst of making the blue berry cheesecake pictured, I was snacking on some blue-berries along the way and may have gone a little overboard.

Last night I was feeling ambitious and felt the urge to give in to my sweet tooth a bit so I went ahead and made (with help from my sister) a blue berry cheesecake according to a recipe suggested in “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance.”  It turned out pretty well, though the consistency was more of mousse or jello rather than that of a cheesecake.

The macronutrient break down of this when divided into 1/8 slices were:
Fat: 27 gm, Protein: 6.25 gm, Carbs: 15.6 gm, and Calories: 313.

The sweetener they recommended was Xylitol.  While I actually really liked this cheese-mousse… no one else in my family did.  They could tell the difference in taste of the non-sugar flavoring.  Oh well… more for me!  At least that’s what I thought initially.  After I ate the second slice… I discovered the perils of Xylitol.  I’ll just say that it left me with an upset stomach and multiple trips to the bathroom.  I don’t think I should eat more than one slice/day… or at least within the span of 8 hours.  I wish Volek and Phinney warned me of this!!!

Day 35b

The carb intake was on the higher end, but I was ok with that because most was attributed to the Xylitol. The fat could have been a bit higher too.

Since I had an intense BJJ workout today and my macros were pretty good, I’ll predict that my ketones tomorrow will be 1.2 mmol, well within the range of nutritional ketosis.

3 Responses to Day 35 – Nutritional Ketosis

  1. Daytona says:

    I have trouble with many sweeteners too and have finally settled on Stevia and Erythritol. There is a brand, Swerve, that makes a great Erythritol blend that tastes really well in baked goods. My family used to avoid my low-carb desserts due to the unusual taste but they don’t have a problem with Swerve. You may want to give that a shot for your next dessert.

    • BJJ Caveman says:

      I’ll definitely give that a try once I finish this pack of xylitol. It’d be great to find something my family can enjoy too!

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