Today I have a doctor appointment, time for my 6-month recurring check-up. I have to get a blood test to check testosterone levels.
So I’m going to go into it fasting and figure I might as well just continue fasting until dinner since I’m going with a bunch of friends back to Rodizio Grill (since it’s still “bacon fest”). Last week I did Intermittent Fasting with Keto Chow and that worked quite well, I’ll probably do it several times next week as I’m getting back on track.
Ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes with a much harder routine than I’ve normally done. It added nearly 5000 steps to the day’s total and I barely made my goal (10,459). I didn’t have any problems with being tired or it being too much for me – the only issues I had can easily be solved: don’t drink a bunch of water right before running, have a towel to wipe off your face, make sure the light isn’t on a 30 minute timer so you have to run for 40 minutes in darkness, make sure to have multiple episodes of whatever show ready so you don’t have to settle for something boring.
Yesterday I also got a chance to watch the first 6 episodes of My Diet Is Better Than Yours. It’s interesting to see the different diets and how they compare. Some of them are completely nuts but one is interesting: the “Wild Diet”. It’s not Keto, more like Paleo but underneath it all it’s a lower carb diet that focuses on fat, fat and more fat. He does allow for some carb-y foods that have a lower glycemic index which is too much for ketosis but it’s still working wonders and doing FAR better than any of the other diets. They just finished the 6th week and Kurt, the guy doing that diet, has come down 50 lbs from 350 something (he’s nearly 6′ 6″ and in his 50’s). In the teaser for the two episodes they are airing next Thursday they had the typical overly dramatic fluff I despise about “reality” tv and inferred that some of the other contestants thought Kurt was cheating since he keeps losing weight, even when he eats stuff like bunless cheese burgers and ribs. I did laugh out loud reading a reddit post about it
I’m waiting til about week 7 when they run a cholesterol panel on Kurt and try to freak him out about the results.
Probably true. Anyway, my kids enjoyed watching it (probably because it was moving pictures on the tee vee) and kept making comments about the guy “mostly doing keto” and how he was winning. If you’re wanting to check out the show and don’t have a paid cable subscription so you can watch it on the ABC site, here’s some fun hex numbers that might help: