I am experimenting again … eating only butter, cream and coconut oil. Here is the introduction and Day 1 post, “Fat Fast Day 1.” In yesterday’s post, “Day 2” … I ranted against the ADA and their ridiculous anti-saturated fat stance in addition to providing details on my fat fast.
In this post I will talk briefly about my supplements as well as talking about my Day 3 of the fast.
I really do not talk enough about the supplements I take. For this fat fast I really have not changed anything but I have been more diligent in making sure I take them. I have been completely drug and insulin free since March 2009. No aspirin, no Tylenol… nothing.
You can see the drugs I took pre-diabetes diagnosis, “Click Here“.
You can read a post discussing my before and after health, “Click Here“.
At some point I need to do a full post on vitamins, what I take, what I don’t take… and why.
What I Take (almost) Daily
Vitamin D3 – 4,000 IU in the summer and 8,000 IU in the winter, late fall and early spring.
I will double those doses for several days if a get a running nose or a scratchy throat.
What I Take Multiple Times a Week
Melatonin – I only take these when I am not sleepy at bedtime
Magnesium – Same for magnesium, I take it with Melatonin
Day 3 Details
I was missing my Ketone Sticks and finally found them… in the cupboard. Not sure WHY I placed them there. In part I put them there… because my cupboard is mostly empty. Since going paleo I have eliminated food in boxes … just a few canned vegetables and my vitamins … that’s pretty much it. :)
I normally test in the ‘trace’ or ‘small’ amount of ketones and that’s on a 20-30g carb diet. So honestly, I was shocked when I read the test results.
I had heard that Coconut Oil consumption generates ketones so that may explain this very high reading.
I am definitely in a ‘state’ of ketosis, not to be confused with ketoacidosis. For more information on ketosis check out my link, “Ketosis“.
Blood Sugar Readings
Overnight Fasting Reading = 70 mg/dl
Pre-lunch Reading = 77 mg/dl
Before Bedtime Reading = 74 mg/dl
Primal Exercise and Food Journal
Exercise is the same as previous days… walking, light sprinting and light ab work. You can see my primal gym in the upper right picture.
You can see the previous posts for the Food Journal … it has not changed… still 97% fat! :
My energy level was been somewhat reduced on Day 3 compared to Days 1 & 2 … this is reflected in lower blood sugar numbers. The difference in the numbers was slight so it may be in my mind. :)
Again, this is ONLY a test, an experiment. I am NOT saying you MUST ‘fat fast’ … I am not even saying you SHOULD ‘fat fast’.
I am saying YOU CAN ‘fat fast’ if you need help in reducing blood sugars to normal levels.
A parting shot… the American Diabetes Association suggests you eat high carb foods that create blood sugar spikes and requires more and more drugs.
… I suggest you eat a low carb primal meal plan that reduces inflammation, reduces blood sugar spikes and reduces drugs and insulin.
… no wonder the ADA and Big Pharma hate me…