adefwebserver's Journal, 25 June 2019

Day 2 of a planned 5 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

Yesterday I did not have any Protein Shakes. I just drank coffee and tea in heavy cream. I consumed about 900 calories worth.

However, as expected my excesses from the weekend still caught up with me.

I plan to 🏃🏾‍♂️ run this morning.

When I am trying to lose weight (last year I dropped 50 pounds in 5 months) I took in very little carbs (20-40 carbs a day 7 days a week) and ran 20-30 miles a week. I monitored my blood sugar levels daily and my body constantly created glucose from fat.

The only time I *need* to take in "dietary carbs" (meaning 'eating) is if I am trying to get enough glycogen in my system to dead lift 200lbs+ But, if I have fat on my body, my body *will* produce the glucose it needs for all other activities, including running through gluconeogenesis. That is one of the purposes of the liver.

Can I run as fast? No, but it depends on if I am trying to lose weight or not. I never need to 'eat' to have the energy to 'burn calories'.

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
174.0 lb Lost so far: 33.0 lb.    Still to go: 10.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 June 2019:
1510 kcal Fat: 98.50g | Prot: 113.00g | Carb: 27.50g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Marukome Miso Soup Freeze Dried Tofu. more...
2077 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 40 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
gaining 7.0 lb a week

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I do better fasted on exercise for sure. I get sluggish after food. Counting on the body to access the fat stores. And it does.  
25 Jun 19 by member: liv001
@liv001 - Yes :) Unfortunately I had to do some unexpected work this morning so I was not able to do a run 😭 
25 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver
Life happens 
25 Jun 19 by member: liv001
I think a lot of the weight I've gained or not lost could be attributed to thinking that I need to eat ahead of expending energy. Let go of that pre-eating and the body taps into stored fats.  
25 Jun 19 by member: erikahollister
@erikahollister - Yeah, even all the protein shakes I drink are *not* because my body *needs the energy*, it is only because it fills my stomach and is mentally easier than 'water fasting' :) However, if I continue to gain weight, I will probably get motivated to water fast for a few days... 
25 Jun 19 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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