Well, day 2 down on the PSMF. So far so good. Not feeling like I was completely drained. Still getting a little tired at the end of the day, but I kind of expected that.
Day 1: So basically doing IF while on this so I ate about 9:30-10:00 am and then again about 2:00 pm, nothing after that. Was a bit foggy mentally, but not too bad. Felt hungry at times but felt satisfied after both meals for quite a while. Took my BG at 9:00 pm right before hitting the sack as I am working early shifts this week and so was up at 4:00 am. BG on the handy ol’ glucometer was 91 mg/dl.
Day 2: Up at 4, had my coffee black (I really miss my cream and coconut oil), grabbed my food and out the door about 4:30 and off to work. Hungry, but not feeling like I was starving. Ate my breakfast again about 9:00 and then lunch about 12:30-1:00. Energy level was good. Fogginess wasn’t there. Did my body weight resistance training today after work and took the dogs for a walk. Will check my BG before I hit the sack.
Here’s a question that I’ve always wanted answered: Since protein is somewhat insulinogenic, if you do IF, you are basically taking in a larger amount of protein in 1-2 meals, shouldn’t that by definition kick you out of ketosis? So in that case, you’d only be back in ketosis after about 4 hours or so after your last meal. So if you do a 16/8, you are really only in ketosis for approximately the time the insulin drops off until the next morning (or whenever) so perhaps 12 hours. Just a thought.
One other thought: people have said I wouldn’t get the benefit of autophagy doing a PSMF, but I think I disagree with this. As I am basically doing IF, I should still receive the benefit of autophagy during the fasting hours. Just because I’m only eating protein with minimal fat and carbs, doesn’t automatically negate autophagy (when in the fast zone).