My wife and I decided that this past weekend, we would eat anything that we wanted. She craves things like pizza and pasta. For me, it’s sweets like cheesecake and real ice cream.
I’ve been doing clean keto for well over a year and was wondering what type of an effect a carb binge like this would have. I decided to keep to IF, and not eat breakfast. I didn’t feel like it.
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Lunch - Detroit style deep dish pizza & Godiva Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory
Dinner - Italian, shared entrees of: penna a la vodka, faralle with shrimp, lasagne & Red Velvet Cheesecake
I had a chest & shoulder workout almost 3 hours after lunch. I did a little better on my lifts then I did the previous session. Not sure if it was the added glycogen or I just got better.
I didn’t feel like crap, as I thought that I would have. Slightly bloated, but I also ate past satiety.
When my wife asked me what I wanted on Sunday, I would have been happy with steak and eggs, no cravings for anything I wouldn’t normally eat on keto… but we have one more day of debauchery left.
She wanted some milk, so I did a quick shopping trip, but also bought mini Hagen Das caramel ice cream sticks and funny enough, I craved an apple. I ate the apple when I got home and had an ice cream while waiting for my wife to finish what she was doing before having lunch.
Lunch - Detroit Style pizza, another mini Haggen Daz, shared a Godiva cheesecake
Went for a walk with my wife and bought a Starbucks venti chocolate thingy w/whip cream.
Dinner - Detroit style pizza AND Dominos Brooklyn Style pizza slices & Red Velvet cheesecake
I ate the last Haggen Daz ice cream about an hour later.
Monday morning, I was about 10 lbs heavier then before the binge.
Fasted all day Monday. No cravings, no real hunger.
It’s Tuesday, didn’t feel like having lunch, and might have dinner later… so 48 hour fast.
I just weighted myself and I lost the 10 lbs that I gained over the weekend. I feel energetic, and my stomach isn’t bothering me in the least.
I guess this is what they call Metabolic Flexibility? Since I was able go from ketones, to carbs, to fasting, without skipping a beat. Energy levels are great, and I feel alert and able to function normally.
For me, this is good information to know, so when the world gets back to normal, and I start travelling again, I know that I can eat something non-keto if I’m with customers or business colleagues and not pay any consequences.