Day 7 update:
Looks like I just barely snuck my way into the 220's today, I also reached the 25% point to my overall goal weight. Only 90 lbs to go! 😋 My ketosis blood level is higher than I'd expect, above the range for optimal fat loss (1.5-3 mmol/L), maybe that's because the op range is based on blood levels when you are consuming food. I've never read anything about the ideal range when doing an extended fast. Have to do a little research.
Tonight I'll have been in this fast for a full week. My original goal was 10 to 14 days. Today I'm reevaluating that goal and will make a decision tonight. I don't want to cut short the autophagy process, or stop before getting as much repair to my liver and insulin resistance. But, this is tough. I plan to do more extended fasts in the future, I don't want this to be a miserable experience that I dread doing again.
I think it would be easier if I was going to work everyday. For instance, being home with my kiddo and making her scrambled eggs and a quesadilla yesterday, talk about having to exercise willpower. But 5 year olds have to eat. As I think ahead to the next time I do this, it will be in the first half of January when my winter break is over and I've gone back to work, being busy is a good distraction.
I didn't drink bone broth yesterday. The thought of it makes me feel nauseated. Instead last night I made a cup of tea and blended in a little coconut oil and Kerry butter (bullet proof tea). It replaced the fat in the broth and the different taste was a good break. I am not sure what I will do today.
Exercise. I haven't worked out during this fast, just a brief swim in the lake two days ago and yesterday I paddle boarded for 30 minutes.
Gluconeogenesis plays a role in skin if you have chronic inflammation, pcos or pre/ menopause or have a metabolic or autoimmune syndrome, disease or condition. This is because the body converts protein into sugar. It’s instead processed by the liver and converted into carbon skeletons (Uric acid) or sugar which the body stores as energy. So fascinating! So when you lose elasticity in the skin prematurely this could be the culprit. It also elevates homocysteine which elevates estrogen, the antidote to homocysteine is cortisol. Ughhh! One of my clients cleverly called this the fucking Bermuda Triangle and she isn’t wrong @ginantab 😂 it’s all good it can be helped 😘
True and False. It depends on your diet and how much is too much. But true Especially for a #ketogenicdiet if consuming more protein than your #macro recommendation is some of the amino acids in the protein will be turned into glucose #gluconeogenesis and can either kick you out of #ketosis or make it hard for you to hit optimal ranges. Use a macro calculation to find out your specific protein needs. Although relatively high #protein intake is healthy and safe, eating massive amounts of protein is unnatural. Remember that my focus of discussion is based on a #ketolife way of eating. We are trying to make our bodies #healthier not cause any harm. Again, always do your research. I want to make it clear that I am NOT talking about GNG being bad here. It’s a natural needed process to get into ketosis in the first place. I’m also not talking about 40 or 50 grams of protein being too much. In fact that’s too little. I am only talking about excessive amounts. I eat a lot of protein myself and I’m rocking keto. It’s just not excessive. Find out your individual needs and go from there.