Hi all, I thought I briefly introduce myself to the forum.
I’m 45, 6 ft and quite heavily muscled. I’ve trained (gym) inconsistently since I was about 15 and generally peak and trough around holidays, fitness goals, lack of / wrong choice of training partners! Generally though, I’m training more often than I’m not.
I do regular Ju Jitsu and I’m also a pretty serious mountain biker; while most of my kicks come from gravity orientated riding, I also do regular longish xc rides and a bit of bikepacking too.
I started keto in September - this is probably the sixth or seventh time I’ve done it. In the past I’ve used it as a tool for weight loss (because it’s fantastic). I can generally loose 2st in 8 weeks and then spend the next 2 years putting it back on, and I’ve been ok with that.
My general eating habits are a bit bi-polar… the actual food I eat is (traditionally) healthy and balanced. I then ruin that with chocolate, crisps, sweets and beer!
This time I’m going to try something different and intend to stay keto for three months and then transition to approx 50g carbs. I’m hoping this will be a better maintenance WOE rather than the extended up-down I’ve been used to.
Health wise I’ve no issues I’m aware of except raised cholesterol. My most recent numbers are below - I’m planning to get bloods done in another month or two and see what the difference is.
Serum Chol lvl - 6.3mmo/l (above high reference limit)
Serum HDL - 1.34mmo/l
Ratio - 4.7
Non HDL Chol - 5.0mmo/l
Trig’s - 1.8mmo/l (above high reference limit)
They didn’t test my blood glucose but I’ll get that next time.
So, I’m six weeks in, I’m down from 16st 8lb to 15st 1lb which is pretty much where I’d hoped to be - goal reached. The next six weeks and on wards will be really interesting. I have a hankering for a 6 pack you could play the xylophone on! who knows
Finally - huge thanks to Richard and Carl. I discovered the dude’s podcast about a month ago; I’m 60 episodes in and loving it - nice one chaps.