My wife and I started together from last night so this is Day 1.
This is her first water fast, and first of any kind in decades so I am super proud of her, and NOT pushing.
I’ll stay on my fast at least as long as she does, which could be just through Day 1 or who knows, we’ve no actual target except “1 meal at a time”. (Her words.)
I’ll probably look at 3-7 days. (I did only a day late last week, decided to pull back and wait for her to start as we planned for today.)
On permissive carnivore my ketones had dropped to marginally by yesterday (0.4 then and this morning at 12 hours into the fast.)
It will be interesting to see how long it takes them to ramp up this time. I’ve lost a LOT of FAT, even though I gained back more than half of the scale weight from the prior 14-day fast (all the time staying ketogenic).
All of my clothes, pinch tests, and fat percent on my scale agree that fat is down.
(28% perhaps, though I don’t consider this number anything more than an estimate, just useful for relative tracking, and doing the math would put my “lean weight” lower than I believed, unless I kept that muscle I put on last time I boxed a lot – 14 lbs or so of muscle would have been required.)
As the weight & fat percent goes down they will converge on a more accurate value but for now this is close enough.
I don’t know how many of you follow Tim Ferriss, but he has a very interesting story in “The 4-hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss…” about a guy who tracked his weight and did NOTHING (literally tried not to change) except monitor it.
It makes the point that tracking numbers and “playing the game” can lead to amazinging results.
(Warning: Ferriss understands and supports keto but that he is FAR from a purist and has all sorts of carb rich diet ideas/tips.)
So again, I’ll be tracking though most of the numbers in isolation are pretty meaningless – it’s the trends and the fact that they lend motivation that’s really important.)