My previous experiment where all of my calories for 4 weeks came via Keto Chow brought out some interesting data in my 3rd week. That week I changed my fat source from heavy cream over to avocado oil, this resulted in some remarkable blood tests. A question arises as to whether my elevated triglycerides, lowered LDL, lowered HDL, and more oddities are a result of the reduced carbohydrates (under 2g net a day average), or the composition of the fats I was eating: Saturated vs. Monounsaturated, vs. Polyunsaturated. I’m planning on doing a more in-depth experiment in early 2018 but this shorter experiment will serve to further solidify a hypothesis and steer the latter test.
Food for the experiment:
One of the main criticisms of Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me” is that he absolutely refuses to release his food logs. You can’t take an experiment, even a N=1 experiment seriously unless you can look over the data. I’ll have my entire food log available here in various formats. Mind, it’s going to be pretty dull. The data will be collected using Cron-O-Meter.
If you’re REALLY into the data, I also have my Cron-o-meter export in CSV format for all the nutrients consumed during the experiment.
I have added my results from this test to my previous test’s spreadsheet so that you can compare the results of both experiments.
For the most part, it was quite nice to be back on exclusively Keto Chow. The only real downside was that this experiment fell right in the middle of the run-up to Christmas with the accompanying parties and dinners. That sucks in that I passed on some really awesome Keto food that I normally would have eaten, but what better time of year to skip all that? =)
This experiment I didn’t limit myself to no other non-caloric sweeteners, so I did have some sugar-free gum every day or so. That was enough to keep the “filminess” I experienced with my teeth in my last experiment. I also used some “water enhancer” which helps me to drink more and stay hydrated.
Here’s where the cool stuff will show up!