I haven't been checking my ketones until I decide if I'm buying more or not. At $2 a strip, it's a costly investment.
I have almost 60 glucose strips. What I may do is continue testing glucose everyday. This afternoon, about an hour after my meal of eggs, avocado and ham it read 87. Most of the time if my glucose is on the 70's or 80's my ketone reading will be .4 or higher.
Maybe I'll continue with daily glucose and weekly blood pressure. I'll save my ketone strips for some type of future experiment. Or maybe I'll check them a day after my first 20 half marathons.
The half marathon in Vegas on June 29 starts my 52 races in 52 week goal. I moved the date up mostly because of finances. There are quite a few races that I can do over the summer with minimal travel. Minimal travel means less stress on my bank account!
I'm going to do a half marathon a month until October. I want to stay trained through the summer. In 2 weeks I'm heading to Vegas to do a "hot as hell" one at Lake Mead.
I'm also going to commit to 3 kettle bell sessions a week. If I can't get to a class, I'll do a workout at home. If I'm working out of town, like this week, I'll load the bells in my car. And lug them to my hotel room.
As for my diet, I think I'll leave it alone. As soon as I start "tweaking" things, I get rebellious. I'll continue with daily 16 hour fasts and LCHF way of eating.
some of my co-workers noticed how I was eating. Or not eating, since I skipped breakfast everyday.
They asked me what kind of diet I was doing. Mostly I answered with "I eat a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet paired with intermittent fasting".
I was at a conference with over 200 people. No-one knew what I was talking about. I recommended Dr Davis's book and blog to everyone I spoke to. A couple people were doing Paleo so they knew about the no grains, no processed part of the equation. My high fat consumption was puzzling to most people. To keep it simple I would say that I replaced carbs with fat. I didn't even get into the whole Nutritional Ketosis part!
Everyone needs to find their own path but sometimes it was tough to bite my tongue. I'd be at a table with 10 or so people for lunch and dinner. There would always be someone in the group that was on a "diet". They would eat "only 1 roll with no butter". Their meal would be "low fat".
It's tough not to be a LCHF evangelical. I know that in my past vegetarian days, no amount of research would have convinced me to switch. Until I was ready. It only took about 55 years!
I'll be in Santa Barbara from Tuesday-Friday. Lots of social engagements to attend. Lots and lots of food.
I'm not concerned.
My version of daily fasting will be to skip breakfast and eat lunch and dinner. I'll probably be an hour or two shorter than my usual 16 hour fast.
I really don't struggle with my food choices anymore. No grains or sugar, even if the other 150 attendees are all eating chocolate cake. I'm bringing some nuts, coconut flakes and buffalo jerky for emergencies.
I completed another half marathon (San Diego) without needing energy drinks or sugary gels. Nothing but a cup of coffee before the race!
The race started at 6:45. At 6 I had a cup of coffee. I drank it while walking the 1 mile to the start.
13.1 miles later, I was done. No post race bananas or bagels. O the 2 mile walk back to my hotel I stopped at Starbucks for a grande black coffee.
After a shower I had a fantastic lunch at this place...burgerlounge Bunless grass fed burger and half a salad. I ate around 1pm. Until lunch, I felt great. No signs of fatigue. During races I always carry a package of almond butter, just in case. I'm happy to say it wasn't needed.
Using fat as fuel is amazing. I never want to go back to being a sugar burner.