Thursday August 16, 2012
Holy shit imagine my surprise when the blood ketone meter read 1.5 millimolar today. Break out the champagne....next week when I can actually have some carbs.
So according to Phinney I should be pretty keto-adapted with that reading, and although I felt better today at work than in the prior days I was not energetic, and I need that zest in order to not have to force myself to get through a workout. I had about 20g of carbs today in the form of two teaspoons of honey and still tested at 1.5mm. I ate the carbs in anticipation of my usual Thursday hour trail run with Madison and Chloe, but after working my leg routine yesterday without glycogen to help recovery I just could not push myself to do it. Which sucks.
So I decided I am going to stick this stupid semi-elemental ketogenic foodless fortnight out until Sunday even though clearly the casein is not agreeing with me as I am getting a little bloating and I'm incredibly itchy and even have a runny nose. Some might say that is a detox reaction but if you read the The China Study you discover that in fact; casein, or milk protein is a potent cancer initiator so it's hard to imagine I can be detoxing while consuming 3 scoops a day of the stuff.
I saw Dr. Mathews today, my incredible chiropractor who does ART and Graston technique and basically allows my body to withstand all the hard work I put it through. He worked on my muscles and bones for an hour and said I was super tight. As he was scraping that metal rod along my very sore hamstring and I was trying not to scream he remarked how skinny my legs looked. Sadistic bastard. He said they were even thinner than after the water fast, which tells me I probably lost more muscle mass that I would have liked, but welcome to hypocaloric diets. I can gain it back as I'm in the gym 3 days a week.
Tonight I had a Match.com date with a guy from Long Island who was down in Philly on business. He is a nice guy and we met at the outside bar at In Riva in East Falls, but after half an hour I was tired and a little bored. I had told him about the diet, and urged him to eat even though I was not going to, but he was polite and declined. He gave me some samples of some vitamins from a company he was representing which I thought was sweet since he had no idea if he was ever going to see me again. The samples had fructose in them though, so I could not use them.
So I remain optimistic that I can get through this until Sunday now. I'm in the home stretch. I have to say it's nice to be 119 lbs again.