This text is placed in the Public Domain Jun My beautiful new watch had run eighteen months without losing or gaining, and without breaking any part of its machinery or stopping. I had come to believe it infallible in its judgments about the time of day, and to consider its constitution and its anatomy imperishable. But at last, one night, I let it run down.
Hopefully, I will be able to maintain these numbers, and even, maybe, increase them in the next weeks. Most of these measurements were taken from Day 0 through to Day 4, and then again at Day 9. Why track after the fast? Just like when you are working out and breaking down muscle fibers. Well, the same thing happens with fasting.
You can see how high my glucose ketone index is on Day One. Again, the lower this is, the better the overall benefits, when looking at ketosis and especially when fasting.
I experienced the most ketosis benefits on Day Three. From Day One to Day Four look for a lower blood sugar level and a high ketone level. It is important to remember that the goal of the fast is to achieve deep ketosis quickly.
It was great to see my blood sugar stay super low without my ketones taking too much of a hit. I definitely had enough fat to hold the ketosis. Crab is essentially all protein, and it shows by a 0. My waking measurements were expected to be low. When you see this type of drop, you ate too much protein.
My dinner consisted of two lamb chops. And, although this was definitely less, than the night before, and the pre- to post-dinner moved my ketones up a smidge, I could still see the overnight drop from 1. Lab results I had a whole workup of lab values on Day One, Day Four last day of the fastand Day Nine to see how my body responded to re-introduction of food.
Each dot corresponds to Day One, Four and Nine. I got my blood drawn by ordering myself and paying for the labs. Truthfully, doing it this way saved me a lot of money on expensive tests. But, if you would rather a tech perform and analyze the results, you can always use companies like: WellnessFXhowever the costs will be x then what I paid for them.
I tracked a ton of lab values, and most of them were not affected.
Two markers did stand out, in regards to inflammation and immune function, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein hsCRPand white blood cell count WBC.
It is important to understand that hsCRP is an overall measure of inflammation levels in the body. As you can see in the graph below, I had a pretty marked decrease in this value, over the course of the fast.
In fact, my starting point of 0. I would love to see the data of someone else, who had a reasonably high hsCRP, and high levels of inflammation both pre- and post-fasting. The WBC count is a general reflection of immune activity. The higher levels, the more active your immune system.
Interestingly, it will decrease, then rebound past the baseline post-fasting. This is likely due to the hormetic effect of fasting. In other words, fasting stresses the body, but it is a positive stress that makes you stronger over time. The result was definitely not what I wanted to see, but a few things make sense.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.
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