Well, for anyone who is playing along, it seems like my glucose is doing its typical upward climb on eating days. I started lower though because of how far I got down during the fast, so maybe it won’t make it up as high as it was before. (Esp. if I cut it short with a new fast.) It is trending up.
Morning (fasting overnight) BG Day 1 (post fast): 132
Day 2: 171
Day 3: 201
During the 7-day fast, my morning numbers had looked like this:
(The blue triangle is the fasting timer)
Another fast will begin soon, either tomorrow or Wednesday. I can’t say I’m really excited about that, but I just feel like it has to happen.
In other news, I have only gained two pounds back.
Since starting to eat again I’ve had some dizzy spells, and I think I figured out the cause: too much thiamine supplementation. I didn’t take many supplements while fasting for fear of an upset stomach and that they wouldn’t be absorbed well anyway. But I had been wanting to try thiamine to see if it would help lower blood glucose, so I started it on these eating days. I had learned about this from a study where they used a high dose. (I posted it somewhere, maybe show me the science.) They never mentioned if any of the subjects got dizzy, but I looked it up and that is one possible side effect of thiamine. I wonder if it causes acid reflux too, since that was a problem the last couple days.
It was either that or the Swerve I put in some whipped cream I made.
Otherwise, I feel very tired and lethargic. It has been hard to make myself do things around the house. I am sleeping more too. Maybe I just need rest. But it might have to do with rising glucose levels. I feel icky thinking about that going on in my body right now. It takes the fun out of eating keto when you know that it is still going to make blood sugar go up. I feel so cheated!
I am so impatient for lasting results. Sigh. I know. KCKO and fast some more.