adefwebserver's Journal, 30 January 2020

Day 4 of a planned 5 days of mostly ‘no solid food’ fasting

Yesterday I was so busy at work I only had time to drink one protein shake. This caused me to come in at only 10 carbs for the day when I usually have about 20 carbs a day.

I also woke up with the usual ‘fasting energy rush’ and decided to do a quick 3 mile 🏃🏾‍♂‍ run before work.

I ingest ‘food’ into my body. This is absorbed as macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates). My body requires glucose. All carbohydrates turn to glucose. When I limit the carbohydrates I consume, my body still requires the glucose.

My body will deplete its glycogen stores (that were originally filled by glucose), and because each gram of glycogen stored in my body is bound to 3 or 4 grams of water I will experience a weight reduction as these grams of water must be released because there is less glycogen for them to be bound to.

So much of the loss is due to ‘water weight’, but some is due to a slight fat reduction.

The goal this weekend is to do my best to not ‘carb up’ and refill my glycogen stores. I won’t get these big 2 pound a day drops because I won't have the ‘water weight drops’, but I will get the slow reduction in fat that I ultimately desire.

However, when I eat solid food I tend to ‘binge’ eat, and the plan doesn’t work.

Let’s see what happens…

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
177.0 lb Lost so far: 30.0 lb.    Still to go: 13.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 30 January 2020:
938 kcal Fat: 60.25g | Prot: 68.81g | Carb: 21.86g.   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. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Pickles. more...
2085 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 40 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 14.0 lb a week

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Well done on all your hard work. You have a wonderful day as well 
30 Jan 20 by member: ocean_girl
@Najwa Kale - Thanks! You have a great day too 🌞 
30 Jan 20 by member: adefwebserver
adef, just a thought: there are very few cells types that require glucose (cells that don't have mitochondria), and your body does make enough to supply those cells. Carb cycling may disrupt the gluconeogenesis process, in favor of the easily-available weekend carbs.  
30 Jan 20 by member: gz9gjg
@Gz9gjg - It is my belief that 2-3 300-400 carb days on the weekends is what I need to refrain from. Just changing this one thing is what I hope to concentrate on for the next few weeks :) 
30 Jan 20 by member: adefwebserver
🙂 
30 Jan 20 by member: gz9gjg
You are doing great.:0)  
30 Jan 20 by member: binkytexas
Always love your realness! Good job on the run.  
30 Jan 20 by member: liv001
@binkytexas, @liv001 - Thanks! Let's see if I can achieve my goals. Right now I feel 'mentally strong'... Have a great day! 🌞 
30 Jan 20 by member: adefwebserver
Nice work. Let's go!  
30 Jan 20 by member: jimmiepop
Yep, that's how it works. Dang, < 20 gm of carbs is quite impressive. The trick, for me, with the glycogen stores, is to remember I have 24 hours to burn it up. The way I understand it, the (carbs) glucose is depleted in a few hours, remainder goes to glycogen stores, which are 80% stored around muscle tissue, 20% liver reserves, and will sit there for up to 24 hours, ready for action. When I over do it, I just go out and burn it. 
30 Jan 20 by member: rgaDawg
well done! 
30 Jan 20 by member: br_e_co
Nice! 
30 Jan 20 by member: dlewis1234
You can do it! 
30 Jan 20 by member: aBitFat
@Jimmiepop, @RgaDawg , @Br_e_co, @Dlewis1234, @ABitFat - Thanks for the support! 
30 Jan 20 by member: adefwebserver
Make it happen, Aden- you’ve got this! 
30 Jan 20 by member: TomLong

     
 

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