I started back on low carb/Ketogenic way of eating Monday. This first five days have gone really well! I will post every Friday about how the diet is going. So, next post will include 7 days instead of just five.
In the first five days I have lost 9 pounds, most of which are water weight I am sure. Fat loss is what I am actually looking for, and that will start once I am fat adapted (using fat as fuel instead of sugar).
My blood sugars have improved tremendously. I have done this before and I couldn’t get my fasting numbers very low…this time they are in a good range. I will include the numbers below. I am sharing the numbers to keep track myself and if nothing else to help others.
Jan 1st, 2018 – Day 1
First number is my fasting blood sugar. After meal 1 my number was higher, but then the numbers went down the rest of the day.
72 Protein, 104 Fat, 8 Carbs, 4 Fiber (4 net carbs) -75% Fat/ 3% Carbs
Jan 2nd, 2018 -Day 2
191, 175, 66, 116, 81
High fasting number, but an improvement. My number after meal 1 is still high, but better. Numbers the rest of the day were great.
89 Protein, 97 Fat, 15 Carbs, 3 Fiber (12 net carbs) -68%Fat/ 5% Carbs
Jan 3rd, 2018 – Day 3
152, 85, 76
Day 3 was an even better day. My fasting number was still improving from what it is on high carb eating.
62 Protein, 87 fat, 12 carbs, 1 fiber (11 net carbs) -72% fat/ 5% carbs
Jan 4th, 2018 – Day 4
102, 102, 88, 76
On this day I had all good numbers, including the fasting blood sugar. Before when I did low carb I was not able to get my numbers this good.
104 protein, 89 fat, 12 carbs, 2 fiber (10 net carbs) -63% fat/ 4% carbs
Jan 5th,2018 – Day 5
76, 90,82, 102, 62
My fasting number at 4 AM was great! Even 7 hours later it was pretty good before I ate anything. I had a higher carb meal (15 carbs) and it shot up 20 points, but it is still in good range.
64 Protein,75 fat, 22 carbs, 3 fiber (19 net carbs) 66% fat/ 9% carbs
Any other numbers I should share? I could share my work out stats once I start working out – but I haven’t yet.
When I get my a1c checked again I will share it and compare with my last one.
What do you think of my health journey so far?
I will see you next Friday for my next update!