|Devil's Pool, Wisshickon Valley Park this am|
|one of my gigantic Kombucha SCOBYs|
|from pg 91 of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance|
At any rate, when I was restricting all carbohydrates, (and fats and proteins for that matter), during my water fast I'm not sure how long it took me to enter ketosis but it seemed way longer than the 72 hour average for women that Joel Fuhrman mentions in Fasting and Eating for Health. And I was tired for 8 of the 9 days, I mean I felt terribly weak and listless. So I'm not expecting too much, but this time I'm not flying blind, as I purchased a blood glucose and ketone test meter so I can test every day and see exactly where I am and how that corresponds to my symptoms.
The most incredible thing is I'm not hungry at all (maybe not so incredible when you see the choice I have for a meal) I could barely choke down the second shake today, so I never bothered with the third one, which was probably OK since I did not workout. I realized though, that tomorrow I'm going to have to go with Plan B, because I don't think I can stomach another one of those amino acid drinks. Plan B is the Semi-Elemental diet, in which I replace the horrid amino acids with a scoop of casein, or milk protein.
So tomorrow, I'm going Semi-Elemental, which does not have the same medical studies to back up its efficacy in curing SIBO but I can't even look at that amino acid powder now without getting nauseous. So onward to Day Three....