adefwebserver's Journal, 14 June 2019

Day 5 of a planned 5 days of β€˜no solid food’ fasting

Day 8 of 14 days of the "Challenge" with @SharonsVictory: No 'Binging' (more than 100 carbs) for two weeks

Yesterday I went to the πŸ‹πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ gym an β€˜lifted heavy’. I hit the Slim-Fast Keto Shake (4 carbs / 190 calories) hard all day to β€˜carb up’ a bit to provide as much glycogen as I could to help lift the weights.

After the weight lifting, my glycogen is majorly depleted, and the associated water weight with it (see: β€œLosing Water Weight: How Carbs Really Work” https://8fit.com/fitness/glycogen-depletion-signs-symptoms-and-working-out/).

This is why I get such a huge movement in the scale even though I am only lifting weights for 30 minutes 😜.

The key for me, especially this week, was to keep the carbs low. My body is forced convert some stored body fat to glucose and then to glycogen for use in my muscles. This is what I want πŸ˜‰.

What I find fascinating is how I now have my calories up to around 1300-1500 per day and I am getting the same, 1-2 pound a day weight loss as I did when I was 'water fasting' at 100-300 per day. This shows me that, for me, it is the macros not the calorie calculation that matters. Yes, reducing calories *will* cause weight loss, but, it is the reduction in the macros that causes my body (I can't speak to *your* body) to lose fat.

I plan to do a πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ run this morning in my β€˜depleted state’. Forcing my body to convert more fat to glucose using gluconeogenesis. I also keep in mind that excess protein is also used in this process so that is why I try to keep my protein under 100g on most days. This is why I stated incorporating the Slim-Fast Keto Shake in my 'no solid food fast' because it only has 5g of protein.

I had hoped to hit 167lbs by Saturday, so it looks like I am a day early πŸ‘πŸΎ

If I only gain 4 pounds over the weekend I would be 171lbs on Monday. So, sticking to my normal schedule (losing 5 pounds), I would be 166lbs by next Saturday…

😎 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 14 June 2019:
2150 kcal Fat: 132.00g | Prot: 116.00g | Carb: 110.50g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: PizzaRev CauliPOWER Pizza. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Marukome Miso Soup Freeze Dried Tofu, Quest Tortilla Style Protein Chips Nacho Cheese. more...
2630 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes, Running - 6/mph - 50 minutes, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 40 minutes, Resting - 14 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 21.0 lb a week

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Sounds good. You looks to be on schedule! Happy challenge day 
14 Jun 19 by member: liv001
@liv001 - Thanks! The "Challenge" is working today because today is the day I 'break my fast' and I normally would be hitting the carbs like crazy. However, I know I have to keep it below 100 so I am planning to hold off eating as long as possible. However, tonight I will-have-pizza πŸ• πŸ‘πŸΎ However, it will be low-carb with cauliflower crust... 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
... I did the πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ run this morning. First time I did a 'before work' run in several weeks. I forgot how it supresses the appetite. So much is going good today... 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Nice. I did a run as well (shuffle maybe). I love everything about it 
14 Jun 19 by member: liv001
@liv001 - Good job! πŸ‘πŸΎ 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Great job 
14 Jun 19 by member: eatolive4life
@Eatolive4life - Thanks! You are doing good too! Stay-your-course! 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Darn just put in the carbs for my planned calliflower pizza tonight (carefully calculated using the web page of the restaraunt). So yeah it looks like I'm gonna 'go over' the 100 carb 'limit' (sigh)... however, I am still gonna have the pizza... πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ• 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Ok my "net carbs" are still at 92.00... 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Nice drop. 
14 Jun 19 by member: Draglist
@Draglist - Thanks! My hope is that by 'acting right' this weekend I will get a solid fat loss (by keeping the carbs low). I find it interesting that I have been able to raise my calories so high and still lose the same amount of weight during the week. The thing that changed was I have been dropping my protein levels. However, I can't 'eat solid food' and have low carbs *and* protein 😭 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Holy cow! You go! 
14 Jun 19 by member: HCB
@HCB - Thank You! I swear I went to the gym because you and everyone on this site else was making me feel like a slacker... :) 
14 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
92 net carbs is still a win! Great job on sticking to the plan. Look at you using portion control πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Exhausting isn’t it?? πŸ˜…πŸ˜… 
15 Jun 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - Thanks! Now I have to keep it to 100 carbs today and tomorrow πŸ˜‰ Last week this got me good results... 
15 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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