adefwebserver's Journal, 19 March 2019

Day 2 of a planned 5 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting
Blood sugar 97 mg/dL

I didn’t 🏃🏾‍♂️ run yesterday, I haven’t run in two days ☹ I think that really makes a difference for me. I will run today. Recently, I seem to always gain weight one day during my ‘no solid food fast’, so hopefully this is the only day.

I can see my abs… however, they are not ‘ripped’. Let’s see what they look like when my body fat drops below 20%...

I tried something new yesterday, I make my 🥛 Protein shakes without the 💪🏾 Protein.. So I just drank Splenda, Heavy Cream, and hot water. Later I started to put it in tea and that was much better. This was not nearly as filling as a shake with protein, but it was ‘mentally’ much better than just water. I will try it again today.

Loved this:
Death of the calorie https://www.1843magazine.com/features/death-of-the-calorie

”When food is burned in a laboratory it surrenders its calories within seconds. By contrast, the real-life journey from dinner plate to toilet bowl takes on average about a day, but can range from eight to 80 hours depending on the person. A calorie of carbohydrate and a calorie of protein both have the same amount of stored energy, so they perform identically in an oven. But put those calories into real bodies and they behave quite differently.”

“Some people’s intestines are 50% longer than others: those with shorter ones absorb fewer calories, which means that they excrete more of the energy in food, putting on less weight.”

The end result, in my mind, is that ‘a calorie is a calorie’ but it ‘behaves’ differently in me than it does in others. I must log everything and make decisions looking at my *own* numbers.

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
167.0 lb Lost so far: 40.0 lb.    Still to go: 3.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 March 2019:
860 kcal Fat: 67.50g | Prot: 40.00g | Carb: 9.00g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. more...
2665 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Running - 6/mph - 50 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 10 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
gaining 7.0 lb a week

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Time to have our “Intestines” shortened? Haha 😆  
19 Mar 19 by member: srossca
I read that article. It was interesting. I know I like to learn more about how the body deal with food. But all the biochemistry is a bit overwhelming. So one step at a time.  
19 Mar 19 by member: liv001
@liv001 - Yes, "Why" my body responds like it does is 'interesting' but, in the end I have to act 'one step at a time' as you say :) 
19 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
@srossca - The author doesn't spend much time on that subject so we have no way of knowing how much of a difference it would make, so I hope no one goes there just yet Haha 
19 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Isn't that what some weighloss surgery do?  
19 Mar 19 by member: liv001
@liv001 - I think they only try to shrink the stomach. A colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy will essentially do the same thing. In the end, if you eat enough I am sure you can STILL "get a high amount of calories in your body" :) - - What caught my attention was that "Person A" and "Person B" eat the same amount and exercise the same amount but have drastically different weight loss. Yet, if one has intestines twice as long as the other, that would not make a difference? 
19 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Years ago when I first started counting calories by app I was confused by the options for ground beef. Cooked and raw were both like 30 grams of fat. But that’s not possible since you are left with a pan full of fat after cooking. So with my student access code I tapped in to the archives. I stumbled on a few article about how calorie stats were formulated (and why they were formulated) and how extremely unreliable (and done right fiction) they are. And how irrelevant those numbers are since no human body using the calories the same exact way... My mind way blown. I backed out of my college’s digital archives and never returned. Too deep of a rabbit hole.  
19 Mar 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - Quick, take the Blue pill! 😂🤣 
19 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Sooo.. You're saying I shouldn't schedule a surgery to have my colon shortened. Darn. I guess I could take a short cut and just scrape my plate into the toilet too. SERIOUSLY though very interesting article and I appreciate your conclusion that not everyone's body process calorie the same way. Thank you for sharing. 
20 Mar 19 by member: FullaBella
I had a resident at an apartment complex I managed years ago that had chrone's disease. He had 80% of his intestine removed. The result... he needed to eat constantly because he couldn't get his nutrients no matter how much he ate, he spent 50% of his day on the toilet, and he rarely left his apartment beyond going to the mailbox. But he went from being severely overweight to skinny and frail within a year.  
20 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77
Crohn's* 
20 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77
All bodies process foods differently. True. But all bodies require the same nutrients to properly function and maintain chemical and hormonal balance.  
20 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77
But caloric numbers are very much individual depending on activity levels, stress levels, sleep/rest, and other lifestyle metrics. They are dynamic whereas nutrient requirements have minimum static numbers/percentages 👍 
20 Mar 19 by member: chrisw77

     
 

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