So recently I’ve gotten very seriously into biohacking! My knowledge of agriculture and food production coupled with my new studies in public health have really made me want to be the best version of myself possible.
After spending the past couple years, battling an autoimmune disorder and the accompanying joint pain, I just woke up one day and said enough is enough. Since we’ve been quarantined, I figured what better time than now to dive deep into course correcting my body’s damage brought on by years of yo-yo dieting and unhealthy living.
The number one priority I have right now is bringing down my body fat count, which is a whopping 45%, way outside of a healthy range by any measure. I also need to focus heavily on reducing inflammation so that my joints aren’t overly stressed and I can actually work out as needed to improve my overall health.
I have been following a ketogenic diet rather religiously for the past month and have dropped 8 pounds. However, this past week I’ve been pretty stagnant and I’m not loosing body fat as quickly as I would like. So now, I’m ramping things up for a few days.
Going on a fat fast is a great way to jumpstart a ketogenic diet or fight against a plateau. I’m doing it for the latter reason. A fat fast includes 95% of calories from fat sources. With the remaining 5% for protein and carbs. I’m aiming for 5% protein and no carbs but will probably come out with 4% protein and 1% carbs.
All the evidence I’ve seen shows that a fat fast won’t make your metabolism crash like a calorie restricted diet because you’re still taking in enough calories to support your bodies functions. Also, everyone reports that you’ll be amazed that the fat keeps you from getting hungry, which is why I’m going this route. I really don’t like being hungry! 😂
I’ll be tracking my weight, body fat percentages, and muscle mass daily. I’ll continue to post here as I go along. 😊
It’s Friday, June 26, 2020 at 2pm and I’m starting day one of my fat fast I’ve been fasting since dinner at 6:30pm yesterday.
- 2 slices sugar-free dry rubbed bacon (My son cooked these. I normally don’t cook my bacon this crispy.)
- Espresso roast coffee with 1 tbsp vanilla, 1 tbsp coconut oil, and 1 tsp stevia. (Normally, I’d add 1 tbsp grass-fed organic heavy whipping cream but we ran out and more hasn’t been delivered yet.)
It’s 5:07pm and I just had meal two of my fat fast, a protein matcha latte. Sorry forgot to take a photo of the actual drink but these are the ingredients.
8 ounces of warm water
1 scoop vanilla collagen protein
1/2 tsp matcha
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp avocado oil
*Blended until creamy.
I wouldn’t say this tasted like much of anything. It needed more matcha but it’s kinda late and I don’t want to be up all night. If anything, I guess it tasted like skim milk with a hint of green tea. 🤣 It was filling though. Will eat again around 7:30pm for my last meal of the day.
I must say that I do feel amazing! My energy has been great and my mental clarity off the charts. I actually wrote two articles today. 💪🏾
Just finished my last meal for the day.
- 3 ounces of shrimp sautéed in 1 tbsp of bacon grease, seasoned with a dashes of turmeric, garlic powder, and sea salt.
- 1.5 cups organic chicken broth with 1 tbsp bacon grease, 1 tbsp oile oil, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt, a dash of onion powder, and a dash of garlic powder.
End of Day One
Well, my 6 hour eating window has closed (2pm-8pm). Day one of my fat fast is complete! 🥳 I got pretty close to my macro goals but not as close as I would have liked. I didn’t pre-plan these meals so that’s partly to blame. Tomorrow’s another day though and I’m happy to say that I finished today feeling great and not one bit hungry.
I’ll check my blood pressure, pulse, and blood sugar in the morning to track how the fast is impacting me. I’m all bout my numbers. 🤣
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Day One Review
Good morning all! ☀️ It’s 10:30 am on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Woke up feeling great. Yesterday’s fat fast was wonderful and I’m on to day two. My blood pressure was great this morning, 96/69, and my blood glucose was too, 83. Still not hungry which is good because my first meal will not be until
I lost one pound since yesterday and my body subcutaneous and visceral fat percentages have gone down .10% each. Not much but progress, especially because I hadn’t seen movement in a few days! Since I’m doing an 18 hours fast my first meal will not be until after 2pm.
I’m going to try to hit my macros more precisely today. The struggle is real but I’m actually enjoying the experience so far.
Have a great day everyone! 🙂