Okay, I have been at my goal of 190-ish for a few weeks, and had to start a “strict” PKD type diet for 21 days to test to see if it heals my leaky gut. During this time, I was still doing my normal fasting (eating: MWF, fasting the rest. Usually 1-2 meals per day, NEVER more than 2 eating windows). This is the protocol I used to lose most of my 122lbs lost…
Friday, after my “test” I was ready to party hearty. I started with a BAG of pre-cooked bacon (as I had no time to make my normal 3lbs). 21 days without bacon, it’s just WRONG…
And I did NOT obey eating windows. I treated the day a LOT like a celebration. I stayed keto and pretty clean. I even had a flavored BPC.
So, I also had my first day with my Continuous Glucose Meter to debug some strange things I have seen in response to my food/glucose and stuff…
I woke up today:
- I GAINED 7.2 Lbs overnight (assume mostly water/inflammation)
- Glucose 90, Ketones 1.0 (low side for me), so I was not knocked out
What I saw yesterday:
- Eating the bacon, I saw my glucose meter run up to 124 (from 80s). WOW.
This is why I got it. I believe that some foods are triggering inflammation/stress/etc
And not the foods you expect!
- I was also having some pepperoni
- I was also driving to the airport
Now I am at 192.8 lbs. Original goal was 190, and I had dropped easily to below 186.
Later, I was still eating. And I had shrimp with Shirataki noodles.
AMAZINGLY the Glucose meter NEVER got to 100 during dinner with those noodles, in fact, my glucose was in the 80s and stable. Later when I measured it, it was 90 and 92 on the 2 different devices. So I assume it was calibrated well enough.
Where did I get the 7.2lbs from? What was it that I ate?
I am not sure, but here is my list:
- Pre-cooked bacon (loaded with sodium), some sugar in the curing?
- Shirataki Noodles (it’s a fiber, could be stuck in my gut holding water, causing inflammation). Coconut meal can cause me to gain a lot.
- BPC (Flavored)
- Eating too many times (every “meal” is an insulin push), snacking KETO can cause weight gain for me.
Also, my BP slid up to 129/82 (it was like 107/77, it used to be 129 type numbers before the strict PKD protocol kicked in and coffee and other things removed)
According to my rules (and rules are important here), I MUST immediately enact my OOPS protocol. (Fasting and/or Walking for as many days as it takes to recover my weight, plus one more day). Since I was at the low end of my range (below my goal), I am okay not going the One more day to lock it in. I think it will be fine, but I will be Fasting AND walking today (10-15 miles, starting SOON).
While I go walking, I usually listen to podcasts and books on tape. This first segment I will do by thinking about how to ISOLATE and test these variables over the coming week.
For the record, the old me would have wanted to declare life as UNFAIR, and go back to just eating CARBAGE because it felt good. The new me is more intellectually curious as to what is going on with my body!