Three more days left in the fast… don’t leave me yet!!! This experiment is not finished
Day 10, phase 3 adaptive
My GKI went down to 0.81 last night (57G, 3.9K) so I ate. I ate a lot too… two avocados with lots of EVOO and a whole lime. A large bowl of asparagus and mushroom in a garlic and onion sautéd in avocado oil. A bowl of jute soup and a bowl of pickles. My pea protein soup. Three small bowls of nuts - macadamia, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds…
I didn’t do a macro count but I expected my GKI to take a hit. As long as it stayed below 3, I could eat again today … per the rules.
And it did, it went up to 2 GKI (75G, 2.1K)… but this morning:
That was unexpected… I’m down just under 1.0 GKI (64G, 3.7K) and I feel like I’ve been fasting for a couple of days.
That is truly bizarre given that I probably still have a lot of the digestive flux and water from last night’s dinner… especially the nuts (my vice)
And then I remembered that I made one change last night… and I think this is really important:
There was a question on another thread a while ago about how to reduce GKI without fasting and I had a few suggestions but no really good answer… ACV, MCT, Leucine, Benfotiamine, vitamin C and fasting.
All these work by either suppressing glucose or increasing ketones (or both since they’re related). And I think they really work well.
However, last night I added two new supplements - Berberine and bitter melon extract. I have been researching other glucose and insulin lowering supplements since that thread question and these were the two that kept coming up. I finally decided to include them since I’m concluding this experiment and would like to be consistent with my carnivore experiment supplementation.
And I think they are massively powerful. I think they’re the reason my glucose stayed so low even after consuming the large meal last night. I wasn’t intentionally cheating to get my GKI to drop so fast… really…
I took them again this morning and I am feeling the chills! It’s got all the symptoms of deep fasting but I ate last night. I’ll have to experiment with high protein + berberine and bitter melon… really not trying to cheat so I can eat 26oz steaks every day
You know… just the fact that I have to keep saying that I’m not cheating might be an indictment …
Today is a heavy chest day. I should have plenty of protein but I’m in a low GKI state … should be verrrrry interesting. I’ll report back in a bit