(Brenda Zorn IDM Educator) #1

Plus I’m fasting ( hour 38:18 = hyper AF ).
Had another DXA scan today. This is my fourth in 20 months. Each time I have gained 4 pounds of lean mass without working at it very hard at all. I have one more visit for this package and I learned today that I can use it for an RMR, resting metabolic rate. I’m going in Friday. I don’t know much about RMR but I’m about to learn. So very interested in that! But there’s more. I’m going to purchase another four session package and I’ll be back in 3.5 months to see my progress with lean mass and visceral fat. (I’m going in just before Low Carb Denver in case I get interesting results I want to share). https://denversdietdoctor.com/low-carb-conferences-low-carb-denver-2019/
My center can measure my visceral fat to the gram! DEXAFIT.com
So what does this mean? It means I’m about to embark on a major body composition transformation. Why? Because I can. I’m an experiment of one. And I’m a born scientist.
I’ll be adding more intense fasting regimens, continuing with my lifting (as I am still gaining strength and lean mass with my routine), continue with the ketogenic diet, of course, and continue with closing my eating window at 7 p.m. I am now adding in swimming. (thanks Mona. Lol) I was on the swim team in high school and so know how to do laps and turns in the pool: freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke.
Hyper focus on moderate protein, .6 grams per kg of lean mass, and paying special attention to truly eating fat to satiety. Nuts, heavy cream, and artificial sweeteners will nearly disappear from my diet. I will still use them, I don’t want to go insane, but I will eat those things much less often!
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry:
These scans measure bone density, and DXA scans can also be used to measure total body composition and fat content with a high degree of accuracy comparable to hydrostatic weighing with a few important caveats. From the DXA scans, a low resolution “fat shadow” image can also be generated, which gives an overall impression of fat distribution throughout the body.


Additionally, in case you don’t know me (my story is on www.DietDoctor.com plus episode 21 of the 2KetoDudes.com ), I have been ketogenic nearly 5 years now, fasting periodically and consistently for 3. I have reversed diabetes with an hbA1c of 12 to 5.
I work as a health educator for IDM, www.IDMprogram.com
I am 55 years old, 5’ foot 7", have a lean mass of 135 lb, and can free weight leg press 810 pounds. I plan on breaking 900 this year, and getting my hbA1c in the 4’s. #KETOGOALS

(Bob M) #2

You’ve gained 12 pounds of muscle in 20 months? That’s near young, genetically gifted male category. I gained less than 4 pounds in a year (50+ year old male). So, your result is impressive to say the least.

(Brenda Zorn IDM Educator) #3

I have no clue what an average gain is. I’m not a bodybuilder I just love lifting weights and gaining strength. Do you know what an average gain is? By the way I can tell you how I did it. Look into the science of fasting.

(John) #4

I’ve toyed with the idea of going to a Dexafit and getting a scan and RMR. They are a little pricey and the nearest one is about 4 hours away.

My local university with do RMR for $100 so I might do that here locally. My mirror does a pretty good job of telling me “yep, you’re still pretty fat.” :slight_smile:

(Troy) #5

Just following up on this RMR
What were your results?
Was it helpful and how can it you assist or help going forward?
Any recommendations, a go for it or pass/ymmv :smile:

I was curious
RMR are $75
I have no idea if it’s necessary