Good morning party people! Here is a chart of my glucose and ketones over my 42 hour fast. I explain the graph in further detail below. But the results were not really what I expected, I did lose 3 lbs from the last time I weighed myself on the 1st, so that was good, considering that while I was on my Disney vacation with my kids, every meal included dessert and booze. No really Disney vacation meal plans, include dessert and booze! But I expected that the glucose would go straight down slowly and hover. And that the ketones would go up after the 36 hour mark.
The glucose axis is on the left side and it is in MG/DL. I looked up what that means and per WebMD, “Mg/dL, or milligrams per deciliter, is a measurement that indicates the amount of a particular substance (such as glucose) in a specific amount of blood.1” Now a healthy range for 2 hours after eating is under 140. And after 8 hours of fasting under 100, but should really between 70-80. So I am almost in the healthy range per that, except for the weird spike about 3pm and 8pm. Not sure what that was but we will run this again on Monday and see how I do.
The right axis is measuring ketones in my blood. Over the years I have been on many diets that are obsessed with ketone readings and have found them to be mysterious, not predictable and this was no different. Theoretically, I should have been over 0.5 after 36 hours of fasting. But I wasn’t and it should have continued to go up but it didn’t. So more research will be required for this topic and I will share it with you.
When I broke my fast, with a Mimosa’s vs Manmosa side by side, followed up with a beautiful brunch with Croque Monsieur with hollandaise sauce, sweet and russet potato hash, and pastries, I actually found that I wasn’t that hungry. The food itself was delicious but I wasn’t starving so I didn’t overeat and go crazy. Alright cheers to you party people! Let’s get healthy and thin!