Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 49 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 49a

Weight: 180.6
AM Ketones: 0.5
AM Blood Glucose: 91
Hours of Sleep: 5:55
Energy Level: Excellent
Physical Activity: Incline walk x 25 min
Nutritional Ketosis Streak: 23 days

I almost broke my streak of remaining in nutritional ketosis!  I have to admit that I was a little disappointed to see my ketones fall to the 0.5 mmol level.  My best explanation for this is that I had 2 consecutive days of minimal physical activity.  Day 47 was spent sitting in airports and airplanes and Day 48 was spent at my job which is primarily sitting at a desk working on a computer.… Read More

The Importance of Contact

Here’s a video of one of the greatest grapplers in the world, Rickson Gracie, playing with his son Kron Gracie who is now a formidable grappler himself.

Just read this article from Mark’s Daily Apple about the benefits of carrying your child rather than pushing them along in the stroller and I got to thinking about whether this relates to grappling and BJJ and wrote this comment:

“No babies yet… but when they do come around I’ll know what to do!

Funny thing though, not sure if it’s entirely related, in my bjj class, there’s an autistic kid and his dad who come around to train occasionally, and when they’re on the mats wrestling around and doing BJJ the kid really perks up and you can feel a tangible joy emanating from him…

After these articles, I’m now thinking it may have to do with the constant touch and close contact that normally happens in grappling sports that may be having the positive impact on him…

Sports played these days don’t have this kind of close contact now.

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Day 48 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 49aWeight: 180
AM Ketones: 0.8
AM Blood Glucose: 86
Hours of Sleep: 7:56
Energy Level: Excellent
Physical Activity: None
Nutritional Ketosis Streak: 22 days

Ketones didn’t drop as much as I expected.  Good to be back home.  It’s much easier to eat within the parameters of this diet when I’m at home.  I cook more and have more control over what ingredients go into my meals!

Day 49b

So much easier to control my meals at home!

Since I was relatively inactive today but did well with my macros, I’ll guess that my ketones will be stable tomorrow at 0.8 mmol.Read More

Day 47 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 47a

Weight: 181.8
AM Ketones: 0.9
AM Blood Glucose: 83
Hours of Sleep: 5:31
Energy Level: Good
Physical Activity: None
Nutritional Ketosis Streak: 21 days

Happy with the ketones this morning!  The Chinese food last night didn’t screw me up too bad today.

Spent most of the day traveling and hanging out in airports since one of our flights was delayed (to the left is the view from our delayed flight).  While my breakfast was pretty good, I ended up needing to eat in the airport because of the delay and just picked something up from McDonalds.… Read More

Day 46 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 46aWeight: 182.6
AM Ketones: 1.0
AM Blood Glucose: 88
Hours of Sleep: 5:31
Energy Level: Good
Physical Activity: BJJ

20th day of consecutive nutritional ketosis.  Pleasantly surprised to see that my ketones actually went up!

My diet was pretty good today until dinner.  We had a family dinner at a nearby Chinese restaurant which pretty much screwed everything up.  While I only ate broccoli and beef (again I had them hold the corn starch) and some lamb and green beans, as we’ve seen before, you can never be too sure what else they added.… Read More

Day 45 – Nutritional Ketosis

Day 45aWeight: 181
AM Ketones: 0.9
AM Blood Glucose: 86
Hours of Sleep: 6:28
Energy Level: Excellent
Physical Activity: Surfing x 2 hours

19th consecutive day of nutritional ketosis.  Wasn’t too far off with my guess last night, ketones went slightly higher.  Today was also our last day in Hawaii.

Spent the morning surfing and now my body is pretty exhausted.  I’ve essentially had 7 straight days of water sports which is more physical activity than I’m accustomed to.. but completely worth it.

My macros took a bit of a hit today since I ate quite a bit more carbs, up to 85 gms.… Read More

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