Interesting… I need to think about it some more
Landed in Narita Japan and about to board the flight to Taipei…
The usual Japanese fast food was way too rice and ramen full:
So I decided to get this spicy dried fish instead…
I can’t read Japanese so if anyone knows how many servings are in it, let me know
And I got a package of frozen cod roe for later tonight in the hotel:
I had two thin sheets of the dried spicy fish and I like it… but I think it has something sweet in it. I think I got a sugar headache but it might just be the jet lag.
Any Japanese readers out there?
Wanted to mention the liver does store glycogen too but very little.
Yes. Actually compared to its size, the liver stores a lot of glycogen. There’s just a lot more muscle overall than the mass of the liver.
There’s always a vegan meal option… where’s my carnivore meal option?
Technically, it’s day 16 in Dallas but Day 17 in China … so I’ll call it Day 17th - Monday morning.
Don’t have my fancy scale, but I brought my little teeny traveler that reads ~ 1.3lbs heavier than my big one… we’ll get what we get.
So 0.5lbs down and lower ketones. Actually ketones have been all over the place:
I’ve only eaten three things on this trip:
Egg omelette with cheese (~1egg + 1 tbsp cream cheese)
Flat fish jerky (100g)
Cod roe (100g)
Beef burger patty with cheese (1 patty ~~ 150g)
Neither macros nor total calories, nor even frequency should justify a ketone crash to 0.8 but there it is… might be jet lag induced. Cortisol?
I just can’t trust foods prepared by someone else. The lowest ketone reading was last night at the hotel with 80G, 0.8K = 5.6GKI after the cod roe, 50g of fish jerky and the burger patty…
Breakfast today was good. Plenty of eggs, bacon, cheese and sausage.
I usually OMAD but the trip was a little metabolically challenging and I was actually hungry.
As promised - food pics so I can track
First plate was a 2 egg omelette with a tablespoon of ham + tablespoon of mozzarella + 4 strips of bacon.
Second plate was 2 hard boiled eggs, 3 sausages, 1 slice of roast beef, 2 small slices of Gouda and 2 small slices of cheddar.
Third plate has 2 sunny side eggs (it’s a decent hotel), 2 bacon strips, 4 small slices of Gouda and a half teaspoon of cream cheese.
Probably won’t eat again today or might eat a late dinner.
Before: 67G, 1.4K = 2.7GKI
After: I’ll update in an hour or so.
Thanks for being on this roller coaster with me
After Eating 78G, 1.1K = 3.9GKI
Feeling very full - OMAD is hard to break
Also - no easy gym access during the day. I might have to set up real early to use the hotel gym or just focus on pushups and other body weight exercises like planks, supermans, and squats.
Last nights dinner was 5 lamb chops.
No chance to work up numbers but ketones dropped again so I have a feeling protein is a little over the top.
Also… there a hotdog 711 style convenient store just about everywhere…
Day 18… day 2 in Taiwan
Looks like I lost 1.3lbs and ketones rebounded but still all over the place and down from my disciplined OMAD in Dallas:
And ketones down then up
GKI at 2.8 so I’m going to have breakfast again - I’m also stress eating on a stressful business trip.
Tonight, I should be catching a flight to Shanghai. No exotic foods thus far, I know… but I’ll keep taking pictures.
I have to say … I love Taiwan. It’s like a jungle tropical city with a beautiful mix of old and new, natural and man made beauty, easy and west…
I’ll try to take some pictures today to share.
Lots of eggs and bacon, I know… but they’re very convenient sources or protein and fat. That’s a three egg omelette + 4 fried eggs (over hard) + 3 hard boiled eggs (total 10 eggs!)… Then 8 medium bacon strips, 4 sausages, 6 pieces of Gouda, 3 half tsp (little la vache qui rit cubes) of cream cheese, 4 pieces of cheddar, and a tablespoon of mozzarella + tablespoon of bacon in the omelette (total 9 bacon strips)…
Plus coffee with a tablespoon of cream, cacao powder, ACV, Stevia and salt…
I’ll work up the macros soon enough… hey! There’s no ribeye for breakfast so I made an equivalent composition from bacon and sausage.
What does this even mean?
Ok! Now… I’m sorry, what does that mean again??
I think you got butt dialed.
Butt thread texted? Bizarre.
Dinner last night 300g tenderloin:
I hadn’t eaten since breakfast but had a very stressful day. Before dinner, I was at 89G, 0.4K… that’s a pretty powerful change from 76G, 1.5K in the morning.
Didn’t measure after dinner. Too tired and just fell asleep