Ok, so maybe I will and maybe I won’t be able to keep this blog going. What’s it to you? Whatever I get down here will be enough.
I am exploring a low-carb (ketogenic diet) to see how it effects my energy level and helps me reduce weight. I currently sit at about 190 lbs and would like to drop back to 180 (typical weight for me for many years) or even a bit lower to aid in running.
I started a low carb diet and tested positive for ketone bodies today (using Keto Stix) which I found interesting after testing negative yesterday! Though today I ingested:
- Chicken leg
- Chorizo sausage
- Bean salad
- Sunflower sprout salad with cranberries, blue cheese and pumpkin seeds topped with MCL oil and balsamic vinegar
- 6 egg omelette with cheese
So literally no carbs all day.
Then I did the Grouse Grind tonight. About half way I got very weak for a few minutes but then continued on quite strong. My energy feels good and I feel sharp.
Watched an interestign YOutube video of Tim NOakes talking about a low carb doet tonight – a doctor, runner, and author previously pushed carbs and carb loading for runners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL5-9ZxamXc.
I’ll be curious to see how this diet works for me and if I can maintain it as I am typically a carb fiend. As well, not sure how to balance this with Terran’s diet needs!
We shall see…