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Monday, December 23, 2013

Nutritional Ketosis

When I was at the specialist that I go to for my heavy metal levels, I shared with him that I had good success lowering my blood sugars and losing a few pounds.  Once again, I repeated (like I do with almost every doctor recently) that for year I was diagnosed as hypoglycemic.  My blood sugars would drop so low, especially over night, that my liver would create sugar to sustain my body.  This has happened frequently enough that my A1c became elevated.

My specialist told me about some books.  The first one is the Carbsmart Press "Fat Fast Cookbook" with 50 easy recipes to jump start weight loss by Dana Carpender, Amy Dugan, and Rebecca Latham. The book starts out explaining the Fat Fast, why it is done, some cautions and things that people commonly do wrong with a low carb diet.  It is an excellent book and I would recommend reading it if you are considering a low carb diet.

They teach that by eating processed food or whole grains and beans we have trained our body to run on glucose rather than fat.  We need to change our eating habits so that our body starts creating the enzymes needed to burn fat for fuel instead of glucose.  I was doing well on a low carb diet when my primary doctor insisted that I go onto metformin.  That bad guidance aside, I am going to go back into a low carb diet then work into the schedule a monthly or possibly quarterly fat fast.

Photo by Trisha Field
Ingredients needed for Fat Fast
I am planning on eating normally until after Christmas day.  Then I will transition into my low carb menus again.  Next Monday, I will plan on doing 5 days of Fat Fast before going back to the low carb menus.  Depending on how it goes, I will plan out how often I do the Fat Fast.  A few of the fat fast menus called for using a food processor.  My first food processor was given to me around fifteen years ago by my brother and sister-in-law.  It was well used for all those years and gave out several months ago.  I purchased myself a new food processor as a Christmas present to me.
Photo by Trisha Field
Merry Christmas to me!
There are several side benefits to getting to the point of Nutritional Ketosis including, a healthier brain and reduced threat of cancer.  This is going to be an experiment for me.  As the writer of the book says, "everyone is different and will react differently so you need to perform your own experiments."

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