Hi Everyone! This is my 2nd water only extended fast (first was 3 days) and I’m not fat adapted, as far as I can tell. I’m still testing the waters and finding what works for me. I’m wondering if it’s normal to have a blood ketone level of 2 on the fourth day (about 99.5 hours into my fast). I hope I’m not alone with the hypothyroidism and there’s someone out there who has this same autoimmune disease and has done a fast. Are my levels normal for this disease? I ordered glucose strips but they haven’t arrived yet. I hope that next time I do an extended fast to take pictures, test my blood for glucose and ketone regularly and weigh myself every morning, but for now I’m still winging it until I understand it more. I took my thyroid medication each day and on the 4th day I added some pink Himalayan salt to my water to get some minerals back into my system.
Day 1 and 2 I had a headache and just wanted to sleep. Also I’m freezing all the time. I’ve been wearing my warmest cloths and had to add 4 more blankets at night with the furnace set to my normal 68 degrees F. I can’t seem to keep the heat in my body.
1/10/18 8am -blood ketone level 0.9 (74.5 hours in)
1/10/18 10am -blood ketone level 0.3 (76.5 hours in - I exercised)
1/10/18 7:30pm -blood ketone level 1.3 (86 hours in - lots of sleep)
1/11/18 9am -blood ketone level 2.0 (99.5 hours in feeling pretty good today, besides my breath!)
I’m starting to get nervous and want to make sure that when I come off this fast the idea that I’m going to do a Tablespoon of MCT oil and then bone broth for 24 hours is a smart idea, after which I’ll start eating regular keto with IM fasting weekly. Am I missing anything that I should be aware of? Is there something I can do on my water fast to improve my results? Has anyone else had slow climbing numbers and have some suggestions? I’d love to hear form you.