I made it through my 1st 24 hr fast. It wasn’t that hard, really. What gets me is the burning belly sensation with hunger. I can let normal hunger be my friend, it makes me feel clean and sharp and somehow predatory. But once the burning starts I’m a meowing kitten that wants my mommy. So I drank the juice of 2 fresh lemons and puckered that burn right outta there. I also had about 12 oz of PLAIN bone broth when the fam ate dinner - no oils, no butter, just added salt - and then a cup of licorice tea with nothing added, about an hr before the finish line.
I broke my fast at 11pm with pickles and cheese and a piece of pumpkin pie and whipped cream and went to sleep. I am going to weigh every other day, - post fasting - . I started today and appear to be down a pound, which was a surprise after eating so late at night. I’m not getting my hopes up, as a pound is nothing - but I am at 162 and have not dipped below that once since I started Keto, so if I get below that over this next week of ADF, I may start to feel little funny in my pants.
So, here’s my question and I REALLY hope someone can answer it b/c i have asked several times in several forums and have never gotten clear answers: I blood tested at 22 hrs into my fast. I got a reading of 0.8. the highest reading I have ever gotten on Keto was 1.8 and that was between meals, no eating restrictions whatsoever. Since starting my Compressed Eating Window a month ago (restricted eating to 8 hrs only), I have never gotten a reading again above 0.8.
Shouldn’t it have been higher at 22 hrs into a 24 hr fast? I did it at 9pm, if that matters. If I was utilizing ketones so well I don’t have many left in my blood, I should be losing weight. Unless I really am recomposing. Has any body else had low blood test response but been fat adapted and lost weight just fine? at what point in the 24 hr fast is it optimal to test my blood?
Tonight I start my next 24 hr fast at 6pm, so I’m not doing it at the exact same time around the clock every time. Thanks for checking in and any tips!!