So, in a bout of cosmic serendipity, today is the day that I listened to both the episode about abandoning facebook for the forums and Ron Coleman’s 46 day fast.
I found this very to be very odd as I wanted to join the community, but absolutely loathe facebook, and today was the 46th day of my fast. I only discovered 2 Keto Dudes a couple weeks back through the /r/fasting subreddit after the whole Fasting Talk implosion. If you want to stalk me a bit you can check me out on Reddit under the same username.
Anyway, I’ll update this post with more information as I slowly convert my massive textfile into something resembling legible data. I’m sorry to say I don’t have much in the way of blood tests. This whole fast was really an impromptu thing that grew out of a fight with my girlfriend after a couple of beers.
She wanted one crappy frozen cardboard pizza and I wanted two. She said a bunch of harsh but true things about my weight and general health, we settled on one pizza. She ate a quarter, I ate three quarters. That was my last meal 47 days ago.
- Days 0 through 30 were Water and Salt only.
- Days 31 through 36 I supplemented - Multivitamin, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin D.
- Days 37 to 46 were Water and Salt only.
If it’s not on the list above, I didn’t put it into my body. No zero calorie drinks, and the only thing I have had other than regular old water, is carbonated water.
I have incredibly detailed notes on the first 30 days, less so on days 30 to present (I stopped tracking bowel movements, urine and sleep patterns as strictly but still tracked all supplements, weight and bodyfat percentages).
My Nova Max Plus blood glucose and ketone monitor showed up in the mail on day 44 so I plan to be tracking that semi-regularly. The ketone strips are insanely expensive.
I’ll expand on this post as I get ready for my retrospective. Here to share what I’ve learned and answer any questions.
Great to meet everyone!
Here’s the first ketone reading I took on the new meter.