Monday, September 6, 2010

My Low Carb Alternate Day Fasting Experiment - Day 14

On board for today - a normal feed day and working out. Meditation too.

Morning Blood Pressure:
99/70. Morning Blood Sugar: 73 mg/dL.

9:05 AM - a cup of organic coffee, a spoonful of FOS/inulin and a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

10:15 AM - a cup of Fage Greek yogurt, a Tbs of Nature's Hollow (sugar-free) apricot preserves, a few ounces of organic (raw) walnuts

12:00 PM - a cup of organic coffee (black)

3:00 PM - a strong cup of organic white tea (3 tea bags)

4:00 PM - ADF Meal Replacement Pudding/Shake: 8 oz of unsweetened, vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop (natural + sugar-free) vanilla whey protein, 3 Tbs organic (sugar-free) peanut butter, 2 scoops chocolate "greens" powder, 1 scoop organic sprouted flax meal, 1 scoop of FOS/inulin and a dash of NutraSalt + my mid-day supplements

5:30 PM - a cup of organic coffee (black)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - warm up, 30 minutes of intense treadmill time + weight machines (3 sets each of abdominal crunches, bicep curls + upright presses), cool down

7:15 PM - post-exercise recovery shake (1 scoop of sugar-free vanilla whey protein, 6 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 scoops of "chocolate greens" and a few drops of organic peppermint extract)

9:00 PM - artichoke hearts with natural salami and homemade guacamole with natural chicharrones

11:15 PM - a strong cup of organic chamomile tea (3 tea bags)

Nighttime Blood Pressure: 103/66. Nighttime Blood Sugar: 76 mg/dL.

11:40 PM - 20 minute meditation session.

More to come ... I hope!


Katie from Unbreaded said...

A commenter on my blog mentioned fasting a few days ago, and I found you while searching for more information today.

Are you doing this for weightloss, as well, or just for blood sugar?

Harry/JP said...

Welcome, Katie.

I plan to lose a few more pounds. I started this alternate day fast at about 185 lbs and I'd like to reach 175 when it's all said and done.

I'm mainly doing it because I've immersed myself in researching the topic (of alternate day fasting) and I believe it's likely to be a healthy way to live. I also wanted to determine how sustainable I'd find it to be in the context of a rather busy life.

So far, I'm rather impressed on all counts.

anne h said...

So far, so good, eh?
In the Army, alot of the soldiers only ate once a day.
Now that's what I tend to do!
A modified version, perhaps.

Harry/JP said...

Perhaps that makes us nutritional warriors? ;-)