adefwebserver's Journal, 10 July 2019

Day 3 of a planned 5 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

I did good yesterday…

Carbs: 16 Protein: 68 Calories: 1065

I even got a 🏃🏾‍♂️ 3 mile run in and 👟 walked 16k steps.

People ask how I can do this 5 days a week. Well, taking in over 1k in calories a day makes it really-not-that-hard-to-do 😁.

The reason the weight loss is so much, even on 1k of calories, is that my body will lose a lot of water weight when my glycogen is reduced through exercise, but, not replaced by dietary intake of glucose sources like carbs and protein

"Excess protein" (for me over 60 grams a day) is a source of glucose by my liver [].

My body consumes macros. When my macros are in line (less than 20 carbs and less than 70 grams of protein) weight loss will occur because my body must burn fat stores to maintain sufficient glucose and glycogen levels if I don’t consume enough in my diet.

The challenge is “What can I do long term”?

Well, I have been at this for over a year now…

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
173.0 lb Lost so far: 34.0 lb.    Still to go: 9.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 July 2019:
1155 kcal Fat: 76.00g | Prot: 85.00g | Carb: 20.00g.   Breakfast: 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, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Marukome Miso Soup Freeze Dried Tofu. more...
2219 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour and 20 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 40 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 14.0 lb a week

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Great drop. I did a juice diet for a while. I had a juicer and used fresh fruits and veggies, so very healthy, but not sustainable for me. I think something like you're doing sounds more sustainable. Glad you have found something that works for you. I think others sometimes read your heading and think you are fasting for five days. 
10 Jul 19 by member: shiny50
Fasting as in water only... 
10 Jul 19 by member: shiny50
@shiny50 - Not eating solid food does take 'mental effort' so I am calling it a 'fast' using the definition of "willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both" :) 
10 Jul 19 by member: adefwebserver
Finding your own way is the only way. Your body, your rules. 
11 Jul 19 by member: chesgreen
This is really neat! How did you determine exactly how your body processes macros? As in, how'd you determine that 60 g of protein was your max, etc.? 
11 Jul 19 by member: AH06919


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