Four days of this fast completed and it does seem even easier than the last 3 (12, 14, 21) so far.
This might be partially due to starting this fast even more ketogenic (didn’t drop off completely from the last fast) even though I have been consistently doing carnivore on the off-fast days.
(Except for the olive oil in the sardines and salmon which may have caused discomfort & inflammation after the last fast.)
This is not likely to be an very long fast, 7-10 days, but I might even stop tomorrow night at 5.
My current thought is to come off 3-5 days and then back on while maintaining higher ketone levels.
My current goals are still weight loss and cleaning up issues such as insulin resistance, fatty liver, and fatty pancreas.
My fat percentage suggests my goal weight (15% body fat) is still/only 25-30 lbs away which would leave my weight 5-15 lbs higher than originally predicted. (This will mean about 100 lbs of weight loss total.)
Blood Glucose 68 (low for me), Ketones 6.9 (high for start of 5th day fasting).
GKI 0.55, DrBozRatio 10
For those new to autophagy and long extended fasting Dr. Siegfried’s table below may be interesting but should NOT be taken too seriously as we don’t know that it is (completely) accurate or valid for all people, diets, or situations:
GKI (Glucose Ketone Index*)
- 0-1 very deep autophagy
- 1-3 deep ketosis - therapeutic autophagy
- 3-6 moderate keto - functional weight loss
- 6-9 low keto - weight maintenance
- 9-12 (or higher) - no ketosis, highly anabolic (fat or muscle depends on demand)
Calculate GKI: Glucose / Ketones / 18.016 (in typical US meter units).
That 18.016 divisor is to convert the US glucose to the same units as the ketones. Europeans etc. will need to check and adjust.
DrBozRatio just omits the divisor and simplifies to 20 point ranges with anything below 20 being deep and over 80 being unlikely there is any significant (increased) autophagy.
Note that autophagy is a normal process happening all of the time throughout our bodies so the above discussion is about stimulating significantly increased autophagy.