I scheduled myself to do a 7 day fast drinking only water, maybe some coffee, bone broth and tea. But my wife scheduled a get together with some friends on Sunday, which would be the 5th day of the fast! I don’t care what kind of diet or regimen you’re on and how dedicated you are, socializing is the biggest momentum killer in the universe! If the friends were fasting, it would be great, but they think I’m crazy (who, me?). So I will not get a smidgen of support. And if we go to their house, the fast is over. On top of that it’ll be over with the worst possible food choices (for me) and there might be some alcohol involved! Not what you want to drink on an empty stomach. So, if I have to go, I’ll have to ease out on Saturday, which makes it only a 3 day fast. I’ve already done a 4 day fast and felt great. I was looking forward to a 7 day, and feeling even greater, I mean better! So we’ll see. Bookmark this page and look for updates.
Day 1, Wednesday, 11/04/16
In the meantime, here’s me report for day 1. Ate my last meal the day before around 5pm. A half pound burger on an oopsie roll! Mmmmm, mmmm, good! Low carb, high fat. Got up on day 1, started with a 15 min swim in the pool, then walked to the Hilton Health Club and did the HIIT Pit for a half hour! Trying to burn up a large quantity of sugar. Went to work. Didn’t eat anything (of course). Didn’t even taste anything I made for the restaurant! Blood sugar around 100 for most of the day. When I got home it was 113 and my ketones were .6, so going ok. Want to get those ketones way up there though. 3.0 would be nice.
Day 2, Thursday, 11/03/16
Woke up and my entire body was sore from yesterday’s HIIT Pit workout! Loosened up in the pool. Swam for 15 minutes, then did a 70 minute walk around town. Its the normal walk. Felt good. Got back home and had a BPC, bullet proof coffee, and one more cup of coffee. I added a tablespoon of MCT oil to my BPC and got the expected results! A bowel movement! Cleaned me out! Bye burger! I am now running on empty! I don’t plan to ingest anymore MCT oil, which is basically a bottle of ketones. I want to start running on my own ketones made from my own fat! So no more fat intake. I will just be drinking water, bone broth and tea (mostly my own kombucha). So about an hour after my coffee, my bs was 131 and ketones were .5. Ketones were not very high after having a tablespoon of MCT oil, but they may have all gone down the toilet! Sorry about that! No more talking about BMs and toilets! I will check my bs throughout the day and my ketones when I get back tonight from work. And I’ll just be drinking steam distilled water all day and for a while. I’m not going to take any of my supplements. So I’m going to be resetting my body to zero! Don’t worry, if I start feeling weird, I’ll adjust! Later…
Day 3, 4, 5, 6
I made it through six days! I was going to do 7, but we had friends come over on that day for dinner. So eased out of the fast that morning on day 7. I ate half an avocado and a tablespoon of nut butter. I took the other half of the avocado and blended it with a bottle of my own low sugar kombucha. Felt great! I was getting concerned about the color and smell of my pee! So on the morning of Day 6 I went to the doctor’s office and gave them a sample for testing. The results came back normal, except for an unusually large amount of… KETONES! That’s what I was shooting for! Powered by ketones. I did my walking everyday, some sit ups and swimming too. I never felt dizzy or weak. My blood sugar readings were fantastic, going as low as 87 without any jitters or cold sweats. My highest blood ketone reading was 3.0. So, all in all, a great experience! I lost some weight, but have gained some back. I will have to try to incorporate some 24 and 36 hour fasts in my normal everyday life, especially after to a long term fast like this. I think that might ease the weight re-gain a bit. But my blood sugar has stayed golden! I believe I reset my insulin resistance.