Day 6, Carnivore with COVID. Thought I was fine. But had a middle of the day doze just in case. No appetite. All cold and flu symptoms have gone as I type, but I did have some coughing in the cold winter air this morning. Breakfast at 4pm = cured bacon wrapped around duck liver pate. Then 2 x baked lamb shanks in the cast iron oven over the woodfire. Left about 3/4 of the 2nd one to eat as cold leftovers tomorrow.
Fasting blood glucose at 4pm was 6.7mmol/L and blood ketones 0.3mmol/L. The meter advises my average reading over the past 7 days was 6.7mmol/L (121 mg/dl). That blood glucose is a bit high. But I reckon it’s a stress response. COVID didn’t knock me out of ketosis. I’m going to say it here, but I think that having my eating sorted was a great help for a short illness and (hopefully) a full and fast recovery.
Dr. Ben Bikman on getting out in the sunshine, and the effects of cortisol on blood glucose. (I like these short Instagram posts he produces)
It has been an interesting first two weeks of Meat Chewin’ June. Totally off the trail for any early June goals or predictions. Even so, staying on plan. We also have an influenza (winter) outbreak in the city - waiting for me when I head back up to work.
I’ve been taking regular self portraits while on WOE for 2022 as a form of diary. I think this moment is celebration enough to bring one into the thread. Any hint of Viking?
Celebrating with an unflattering survivor self-portrait (love the Covid bedhead).