VLCKD --Day 8

click here for VLCKD explanation

Down 2 lbs (10.5 total). 75 ml/dL glucose. 2.3 mmol/L. Happy about those numbers. 1 full mmol jump in ketones -- wonder if it was the strenuous exercise? Morning glucose only been lower once in the 8 days of testing. Or was it the fact that I got to bed at a decent hour and got about 8 hours of sleep?

I have another body composition test on Friday morning which will be the official "end" of the experiment -- however I will continue testing ketones every morning for the indefinite future and testing blood sugar as desired due to the fact that I find it so incredibly interesting too see how my body responds to different foods and activities at different times of day -- really feel like it's giving me a strong handle on my body and how it works.

The Livin' La Vida Low Carb blog is also extremely helpful with all of this stuff...

Energy level is fine mid-day. Did some resistance training at lunch. Haven't done "heavy" squat in a couple of weeks -- thought my tolerance wouldn't have disappeared already...it has.

I warmed up then did 10' EMOTM (every minute on the minute) of 2 squat with 185# and 5 strict hang pull up. Made it through five rounds...after the fifth is when my upper-inner legs started to twinge a little bit. I did the 6th round and just did 1 squat. Did rounds 7-10 as 10 dips/5 pullups. So total of 11 squats with 185#, 40 dips and 50 strict pullups. Wonder if my tolerance was lowered or if there was some strength issue with the experiment -- like maybe I went a little too heavy for a VLCKD? Dunno...blood sugar was 80 about 30 minutes after I finished. Interesting that it didn't spike after resistance training like it did yesterday after an hour of basketball.

Good Calories, Bad Calories is really enlightening. On chapter 3...

Planning on having some updated quotes on the "Quotes" tab in the next day or two.


breakfast - coffee with MCT oil (1 tbsp) // ACV in water

dinner - 85g broccoli cooked in 2 c water with veggie bouillon, 3 eggs cooked in 1 tbsp butter, 30g avocado (raw), 1 can kippered herring

snack - decaf with 1/4c heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp MCT oil

1,014 calories -- 93g fat // 41g protein // 13g carbs