Fasting Journal : Day off

What can I say, I woke up hungry, so I ate.

Usually I would have resisted, but sometimes it’s good to break the schedule. All my meals were still whole food, paleo, and pastoral. And I don’t think I ate much more than usual. Just earlier and more often. I might go ahead and have a late night snack here in a little bit. Just to be different.

Tomorrow will probably be a shopping day, because I forgot some stuff on Monday. So maybe this is good, maybe I won’t be as triggered while shopping.

Fasting Journal : Day 9 of OMAD

Starting to find my feet in this thing. I’m finding that I desire fewer calories, but I know I need to keep it up a little. Still high on carbs, but that’s mostly the kefir and blueberries. I’m still in “mild” ketosis when I go to bed, and well into ketosis when I wake up.

The way I’m working it is that I start with bacon and eggs, just because I love bacon and eggs. When I am cooking that I partially prepare my salad, then eat the eggs while they are nice and hot. I go back, put on whatever meat I’m having, and finish up the salad and eat that. That’s the longest part. It’s a big salad and takes a while to eat. Usually about halfway through I have to take the meat off the fire and so it’s rested and ready to eat when I’m done going back to the salad.

The Kefir is usually ready first, but not necessarily. I’m probably going to stop using it. I don’t know that I will enjoy it without the blueberries. I took a small taste today and it’s pretty tart. I would probably do better to drink bone broth with my meal. I certainly get enough lactobacteria through sauerkraut.

I’m also running out of vitamins and I am too broke to buy more. Fortunately I am probably taking much more than I need and have overcome any deficiencies I might have had. My regular meals are high nutrition and will suffice for the most part.

Fasting Journal : OMAD day 7

Much better, kept within my hour, had the foods I planned for, a little low on calories – a little high in carbs. I moved the window a half an hour later in the day, 4:30-5:30. I’m thinking 6-7pm is the best time for me. It would be 2pm except I can’t be sure there won’t be an interruption, and for a good test, I need no interruptions. I’m too easily distracted. For instance, yesterday, I stood around chatting with the maintenance guys while my window left me behind.

Fasting Journal : Snacks

One of the two main reasons for going to the strict OMAD fasting diet was to train myself not to respond to psychological drives for additional meals.

I was one of those 9 meals a day people, who had been assured that frequent meals was the best idea for keeping the blood sugar level. I now see that as telling a man with weak legs that using a wheel chair for all his movement would fix his weakness. I didn’t need to mediate the changes in my blood sugar levels, I needed to fix the reason for those spikes and dips.

But that left me programmed to need a meal before bed, a meal upon awakening, meals and snacks throughout the day. It just seems normal to me. Even now, after knowing for 20 years that this is just a modern invention, it seems normal to me.

So here I sit, 4 1/2 hours after my OMAD meal, wanting to fix a snack. Of course, with what I have in the fridge, it would be a whole food, keto, pastoral snack, probably celery, olives, cheese, hot peppers, and maybe some leftover pork.

But it would ruin what I’m doing. So I won’t. Instead I will exorcise it here in this post. Hopefully that will be enough, along with some water.

Fasting Journal : OMAD day 4

I started at 4:PM and just finished. I didn’t have everything I planned but I figured to be fair I should stop at an hour.

It’s 4:58 and I haven’t taken time to input my food yet. Let me go do that.

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Hmm… that’s really enough calories, but too high on carbs. I’ll check for ketones later, but they say as long as you get it into one hour, some additional carbs are not really a problem. We’re about to find out.

I made 24oz of kefir and it was more than I wanted. I’ll have less tomorrow, and my kefir grains should be more active. I’ve had them in the fridge for a month or so and it takes a while to start up. I suspect my kefir is lower in carbs than the listed kefir. I want to keep cutting back on the blueberries until I can talk myself into drinking it plain.