Last night, I was super-controlled with high protein low fat & almost no carbs for my OMAD dinner… and my blood ketones still got hit
Before 82G, 0.6K
After 84G, 0.3K
This is with 240g protein, 110g fat and 10g carbs. So tight on carbs and overall ~2000 calories with my daily needs between 2800 and 3200.
This morning, got up to a fasted blood reading of 94G, 0.2K
My legs and glutes are sore from Monday’s lifting but I’m coping. I feel the strength and I see more musculature but I also see more fat in the middle. I even did 30mins of cardio yesterday burning 250 calories… just to push myself.
Compared to the day before:
I’m not going to worry about one or two days but this is going on a week of bf% increased readings:
This shows a gradual gain from 21.5% to 22.5% over a week
And here’s why:
TOTAL MASS (lbs)
LEAN MASS (lbs)
So I’ve gained 4lbs with only 1.5lbs going to lean and 2.5lbs going to fat over about a week.
Even if the absolute numbers are wrong (which they are), the trend is there. I’m going to have to go even leaner on fat and carbs to make progress and just keep protein high.
I can’t really do it on carnivore with my fatty cuts. So going to try lean carnivore.