adefwebserver's Journal, 10 July 2018

Day 2 of a planned 5 day fast

I was able to keep my carbs below <5 by drinking only water and homemade beef bone broth yesterday. I felt great, but I think that is because I also had plenty of Hi-Lyte Electrolyte Concentrate. This also causes water retention in me so I am glad that I am literally not stepping on a scale until Wednesday.

I also started off this fast by going for a 5 mile run first thing Monday morning. This will be part of my future protocol. I don't know what exercise does physically for a fast but I do know what it does mentally. For me, it eliminates 'mental hunger'.

Late last night, for the first time ever, I felt numbness in my lower legs (I'm blaming high doses of Hi-Lyte). Following advice from this site I took magnesium tablets. That seemed to help a lot and I slept fine.

This morning I decided to mix things up by putting some "Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder" (3 carbs) into my morning coffee. Good god I am stuffed! If it later causes me to feel hungry I will stop taking it while 'fasting'. High protein will still spike my blood sugar and falling blood sugar is what causes 'real hunger' in me.

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 July 2018:
141 kcal Fat: 0.22g | Prot: 28.73g | Carb: 5.88g.   Breakfast: Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: Beef Broth (Home Recipe). more...
2349 kcal Activities & Exercise: Calisthenics (light, e.g. home exercise) - 30 minutes, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Resting - 14 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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it has to be far better for you than those mickie D milkshakes though. It sounds like a reasonable thing to add to your coffee. 
10 Jul 18 by member: baskington
@baskington - On 'paper' it really sounds like a good plan to me :) However... I just get the feeling like my body will go "What no carbs? Hey look! Protein! Let's go insulin!" I just did a glucose reading (1/2 an hour later) and I am up to 93. I am going to lift weights right now...  
10 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver
* Update * - My weight workout was great after my coffee/protein shake. However, I felt 'carbed up' and during a fast I am more going for 'emptiness'. So far no hunger afterwards so that is good, but I may limit this drink to only before I lift weights. 
10 Jul 18 by member: adefwebserver


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