Bluecoaster's Journal, 22 September 2017

8 hour eating window Friday 9/22

8:30pm medium sized warm kale salad w/ chicken,bacon, blue cheese....decaf coffee w/ cream

5pm 30 min cardio-outdoors

2:45 huge plate of spinach w/bacon, fried eggs, grass fed butter--sprinkled with tamari pumpkin seeds

1pm post workout protein smoothie

12pm 30 min outdoors cardio

11 am back/lats/abs/biceps workout @ gym in fasted state w/warm up & stretch

6:45 am Coffee w/ cream x2

Diet Calendar Entry for 22 September 2017:
1216 kcal Fat: 94.20g | Prot: 71.81g | Carb: 43.46g.   Breakfast: Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream, Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Milk. Lunch: MRM 100% All Natural Whey Rich Vanilla, Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Milk, Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, 365 MCT Oil. Dinner: Baby Spinach, Wright Brand Naturally Applewood Smoked Sliced Bacon, Chino Valley Ranchers Organic Omega-3 Eggs, Trader Joe's Roasted & Salted Pepitas, Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter. Snacks/Other: Lily's CREAMY MILK Stevia Sweetened Chocolate 40% Chocolate. more...

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It sounds like things are working out well with this trainer. Can't wait to get to fasted workouts; that sounds very satisfying. 
23 Sep 17 by member: T8U9
T8u9: Seriously? Where does the energy come from - fat storage, protein? 
23 Sep 17 by member: perks54
Yes, seriously. I'm doing this for (purported!) even energy and mental clarity. Hoping that can come from consuming enough fats and fat-burning instead of glucose reliance? Had bad crash today after working out, perhaps from having dessert (pork rinds and low-net-carb chocolate) with breakfast prior to workout. Sounds like crashes don't happen to fat-adapted people who exercise in fasted state. I have a long way to go.  
23 Sep 17 by member: T8U9
Yes Perks, that is why Keto is so freaking amazing-- you very efficiently have an unlimited supply of energy in the form of fat stores. --once you are adapted you can fast, work out and still have a calm feeling of being satisfied with zero hunger. There is nothing else like it. It takes a while for the body to fully adapt but OMG is it worth it. You end up having the appetite of a naturally skinny person-- you get to feel what the other half has been feeling all their lives I imagine. I have ZERO desire to eat cheat foods. I'm guessing it took me 6 months to feel this way but what is weird is that exercising often curbs my appetite further. 
24 Sep 17 by member: Bluecoaster
T8U9 and Bluecoaster: Thanks for the real life example here. It is better than just reading in books etc. 
24 Sep 17 by member: perks54
I'm not yet clear on how to achieve this while maintaining. Fat intake, I hope! From a preparedness perspective, it also seems much better to be able to live well on fats than have the swings that, for me, seem inherent in glucose reliance. Unlikely scenario, perhaps, but highlighted for me during recent storms news. 
24 Sep 17 by member: T8U9
T8U9- one day (on your body's clock) it will just start to change- as long as you keep the carbs low and the fats high enough to keep you satisfied, at one point you will forget to prepare a meal, or find yourself procrastinating to make the meal, then a few days in a row etc. And then you will realize that this is how intermittent fasting can become a reality with no effort. The freedom of only having to eat 2 meals is glorious. 😊 
25 Sep 17 by member: Bluecoaster
Interesting, I have had two meals by accident but I forced a third meal because I thought I was supposed to eat three meals a day. The mind is always working with assumptions, thoughts and wants. Some are great and some are just baggage! 
25 Sep 17 by member: perks54
Perks- it depends. If your body is always running off of glucose, you may very well need that 3rd meal- it's so individual. However, if you are in ketosis and being fueled by ketones, and you don't feel hunger, there is no need to eat a scheduled meal. Hope that helps. 
25 Sep 17 by member: Bluecoaster

     
 

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