Nutritional Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting

Over the last week I've documented my progress into nutritional ketosis through a ketogenic diet. Yesterday, I added intermittent fasting to that process. Here are the results. As most of you know, I have advocated for low carb high fat nutrition to reverse metabolic disease since I began practicing it myself in 1999. My understanding … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting

Nutritional Ketosis, Days 5 & 6

I didn't get a chance to update the daily posts yesterday as the start of school, high school sports practice, and school supply shopping made for a long day. Regardless, the data hasn't changed much. I had about 29 net carbs Sunday and 22 net carbs Monday. This produced very stable blood sugar results as … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis, Days 5 & 6

Nutritional Ketosis, CGM Day 2

Wednesday was day two of documenting my journey into a nutritionally ketotic state of metabolism. As I mentioned yesterday, the body stores glucose which must be utilized prior to becoming fat adapted. Certain cellular machinery must be upregulated to mobilize fat from storage and allow it to enter the energy generating chemical pathways more efficiently. … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis, CGM Day 2

IDM: Women and Fasting: Top Tips for Women Going Through Menopause Part 2

I've seen this same observation time and time again. Since using a CGM with most of my patients I've begun noticing how often artificial sweeteners cause a reactionary drop in glucose. Presumably this is from the body producing insulin assuming that the sweet taste represents a usable sugar. Since there is no increase in blood … Continue reading IDM: Women and Fasting: Top Tips for Women Going Through Menopause Part 2

CGM Day 9 & 10: Minor detour for ice cream

Did great yesterday until the end of the day when I succumbed to the siren call of ice cream after a very long day. The breakfast spike was due to my infatuation with blueberries. Today was a new day though. I had my typical Wednesday breakfast at Nick and J's Cafe of three eggs over … Continue reading CGM Day 9 & 10: Minor detour for ice cream

CGM Day 8: It takes one day

After last week's daily deluge of carbs this week I plan to be much more moderate in my intake. Today, breakfast was just a few scrambled eggs which had no impact. Lunch was a protein shake I like to make from About Time Protein powder with added MCT oil. Again there was no impact. Dinner … Continue reading CGM Day 8: It takes one day

CGM Day 3: double spikes all day

Here on my 3rd day of wearing my Freestyle Libre, I moderated my food intake a little and didn't go overboard on anything in particular. For breakfast, I ate at Cracker Barrel with my Bible study group and I ordered the Double Meat. Typically I skip the biscuits and gravy before heading to work but … Continue reading CGM Day 3: double spikes all day

Pizza’s sucker punch

Tonight I enjoyed my favorite pizza, Little Joe's ham and mushroom. Having grown up with the owners, I spent many a Saturday night there with my family. The breadsticks are fantastic. As you can see pizza has a hidden surprise. It's not just one peak of glucose dumping into the blood stream, it's two. This … Continue reading Pizza’s sucker punch

Day 2 of CGM

Here's the majority of today's readings. You can see small impact of breakfast which was the same 3 eggs and 1/2 cup blueberries as yesterday but no toast or jam. What a difference that made. Note too the dip in my glucose right before awakening and the rise as I got up. The normal stress … Continue reading Day 2 of CGM

Star Crunch and skyrocketing insulin

My CGM experiment started last night when I placed the Free Style Libre CGM at about 7pm. It takes an hour to 'warm up' before showing any readings. As I previously wrote, I'll be eating foods that I call 'celebration' foods during the first week. Generally these are foods I reserve for treats and times … Continue reading Star Crunch and skyrocketing insulin