Tuesday 5 February 2019

Day 71 - Done

I completely forgot to have my afternoon food today. So I rammed some pork scratchings down my throat at 4pm.

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Ketones are low again at 0.4. There seems to be little rhyme or reason to these levels.

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A solid day of toilet press-ups

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After an ok sleep it would appear I have lost some of the water weight. Though last nights food was largely the same as the previous nights, so maybe tomorrow morning I will get “The deluge”

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This is now day 71 and I am about half way through the experiment.

Here’s a recap:

  • days 1 - 34: Full keto - no training
  • days 35 - 70: Full keto - with training

I’m thinking about switching things up from here on out and doing the following

  • days 75 - 100: Keto on weekdays, carb re-load on weekends.
  • days 101 - 134: Transition to a balanced carb diet, introducing carbs by type and gradually. Eventually switching back to a 45% protein, 40% carb and 15% fat diet.

The reasons are quite simple.

  1. Keto is not something I could do full-time. It takes a lot of planning and the cooking of two meals on a night time. One carb based for Jo and one not carb based for me is a time sink.
  2. Whilst this is about getting lean, carbohydrates do play a role in muscle growth.
  3. I do have some concerns I am hammering my liver and kidney in this process.

I may / may not write more about this.