Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ketones and The 100

I'm happy to report that following Jorge's Cruise 100 plan is keeping me in NK.

Today my ketones were 1.6. My blood glucose was 76. I used my 100 calories of sugar carbs on a glass of wine (21 cal), a chocolate truffle (32 cal) and 1/2 cup of berries (26 cal).

Today's sugar calories will be spend the same way. I'm enjoying a glass of pinot noir as I write this blog entry...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Something different

I made it 17 hours without dairy.

I ditched that experiment.

On to something new.

I bought this book last week..

It basically follows a LCHF plan.
Everyday you get 100 sugar calories. They come from starchy carbs, fruits, alcohol, grains, etc. Multiply the carb count by 4 and that's the number. For example, the 1/2 cup of strawberries I add to my greek yougurt and heavy cream mixture in the morning is 26 calories. That means I have about 75 calories left for the day.

Sugar calories from the above sources are the only ones counted. Carbs in vegetables aren't counted. Neither are nuts or avocados, I eat them everyday. Fat and protein are freebies.

I like it. I don't use the book's recommendations for portion sizes (a bottlecap of fat, forget that!).

After dropping below NK for about a week, my numbers are rising again.

Yesterday I was .5. Back in NK again.
My 100 sugar calories were used on
1/2 cup strawberries   26
glass of wine   21
dark chocolate  32

Next weekend I'm heading to a half marathon in San Diego. I love San Diego!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

What would Wilma eat?

Time for another experiment.
I'm going to switch from LCHF to paleo for a month...

When I started this no grain/no sugar thing, my goal was to transition to a paleo diet. Along the way I found Nutritional Ketosis (thanks jimmy!)

My blood ketones have been ranging from .7 to 1.4 most days. I've been very curious to see what would happen if I switch to paleo. There wouldn't be too many changes, The big one will be eliminated dairy. That's going to be tough. I love cheese. I even have a special cheese box in my refrigerator. And special cheese paper. Yeah, the cheese part will be tough.

So, the plan for the next 4 weeks will be dairy free paleo. Desserts can be made with honey, that will be interesting to see what happens to my ketones. I ordered some tasty desserts from Paleotreats. I'll allow myself one a day and see what happens.

I'll check my glucose and ketones everyday and post the results.
Let the fun begin...

Day 1 is almost over. My blood glucose at 4pm was 87 and ketones were 1.9.
I had a kettle-bell class this morning, that was the only exercise.
No dairy. I had a Paleotreat around noon. They're fantastic, I need to be strict with my "one a day" rule.
Getting ready to have dinner at a nearby burger place. I'm going to have the grass-fed beef with avocado. No cheese....dang it!