Monday, October 18, 2010

My Low Carb Alternate Day Fasting Experiment - Day 56

Roasted Veal w/ Fennel & Heirloom Tomatoes

I've officially reached my goal weight. Now it's maintenance time.  In other news, I'll post a new recipe tomorrow on HF that may be of interest to some of you. It's a low-carb muffin that's rich in fiber, healthy fat and protein. As an experiment, I ate three of my new coconut flax muffins and measured my blood sugar about half an hour afterward. The results? My blood sugar hardly budged. My post-meal blood sugar was 74 mg/dL. 

8:20 AM - a cup of organic (black) coffee

9:45 AM - a cup of Fage Greek yogurt, a tsp of Nature's Hollow (no-sugar added) apricot preserves, a few ounces of raw pecans; a homemade almond-coconut-flax muffin + my morning supplements

10:45 AM - Weight Update: 170 lbs   Body Fat: 18.1%

12:50 PM - a cup of organic (black) coffee

3:00 PM - three homemade coconut flax muffins + my mid-day supplements

5:05 PM - a cup of organic (black) coffee

7:30 PM - shared starters: ahi tuna crudo; roasted veal w/fennel and heirloom tomatoes; main course: a rib eye steak w/ sauteed black Tuscan kale + my evening supplements

More to come ... I hope!

8 comments:

Vadim said...

Congratulations! Awesome job! Harry do you know anything about low creatinine level in the blood? I just noticed that my last three blood tests show less then normal creatinine level.

Harry/JP said...

Thank you, Vadim.

Are your levels slightly out of range? If so, you might consider this:

"Low blood levels of creatinine are not common, but they are also not usually a cause for concern. They can be seen with conditions that result in decreased muscle mass."

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/creatinine/test.html

The cause could be something as simple as dehydration.

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Urology/low-creatinine-levels/show/912418

Is your doctor alarmed by your results?

anne h said...

So - just about 2 months - will you post the final stats?
I bet you are one svelte guy!
One awesome and svelte guy.
Congrats! It's fun to read your blog!

Harry/JP said...

Thank you, dear Anne. You're too kind. :-)

I'm looking pretty thin - at least by my standards. I plan to post the results of my blood tests at the 3 month mark. At this point, I hope to maintain this weight and not lose any more. 170 lbs is a good place for me to be, I do believe.

Thank you for continually inspiring me with your own journey and blog. You're a super star in my book.

~Oct said...

That is so awesome JP, that you've reached your goal and that you have so diligently kept to the LC alternate day fasting. You are such a great inspiration and contributor to many more successes than your own.

~oct

Harry/JP said...

Oct,

Thank you so much. You've really brightened my day. You too inspire me. I'm happy that many of us are still on this blogging journey together. It's a continuing source of support in a sometimes not so supportive world.

I'm really hopeful that fasting may be one more piece of the overall puzzle. I know you're experimenting with it as well. Anne too. It'll be interesting to see what we all find. The closest thing to a science experiment I've conducted in a very long time. :-)

SheZug said...

Hey! way to go on the weight goal. Supper picture looks yummy.

Harry/JP said...

Thank you, SheZug! :-)

Dinner was quite delicious. I especially liked having kale as a side. Not a usual option. But most welcome.