Check out the table at the bottom of this post – on the 5th Jan 2022, it shows that my blood ketone level dropped after a further 24 hour of fasting (I had fasted for 2 x 24 hour consecutive periods). Blood Ketone Levels normally increase during fasting due to the lack of glucose/insulin – so what was going on?
At first I was dissapointed, because I wanted to get into the TOP 3 Health ZonesTOP 3 Health Zones – instead it showed I was actually in the ‘Insulin Resistant Zone – whoops?!?
But hold on –
This was (as normal with me) part of self experimenting!
After the first 24 hours of fasting I went to the gym in the evening and completed a strength training routine. The following morning I completed a HIIT session and a strength session (yes all in a fasted state); I was then active for 4 hours at work (including a 2 hour bouncy inflattable session).
The only energy I was getting was from ketones; and these converted my stored fat for energy. My blood ketone level had been 0.5mmol/L after the first 24 hours – but dropped to 0.3mmol/L after this 2nd day of fasting – the reason had to be that the exercise I had completed during the 2nd day used up the ketones I had produced ‘ and a little more’ – thus reducing my ketone level slightly.
What should I do – to get into the TOP 3 Health Zones?
As part of the experiment, I plan to undertake NO EXERCISE on day 3; then after the 72 hour fast I anticipate my blood ketone level to rise to hopefully above 1.0 (my blood glucose level is likely to reduce as well!?!)
Also puzzling was that, although I had gained 7lbs in 3 weeks over Christmas, and thought I might loose it quickly – I had lost nothing in 3 days – so what was going on – life is so interesting – especially as I feel great!?! This shows the problem with Yo-Yo eating/drinking – I want to get back in ‘the flow zone’ and be super healthy and super fit –
“I need to be authentic – to stop being a Yo-Yo and to get into SUPER FLOW”
Could HRV test results shed any light on my level of health and fitness. The answer is yes – more details here.
And the results –
blood glucose 5.6mmol/L : blood ketone 1.0mmol/L = GKI Ratio 5.6
I am interested that my blood glucose did not drop ( jn fact it increased) even though my blood ketone increased – this is something I researched – and I found the results very interesting – thank you “2 Fit Docs”
What figure am I aiming for?
A maximum blood glucose level of 5.2mmol/L should put me in Health Zone 3 – and I don’t want to be out of zones 1, 2 or 3 (Zone 4 is good but I am seeking to BE SUPER – LOL) – click here for more clarity.
|Date||Weight||Blood Glucose Level||Ketone Level||GKI||Health Zone||Notes|
|14/11/21||200lbs||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||INSULIN RESISTANT||16 hour+ fast then eating carbs etc|
|15/11/21||200lbs||Unknown||Unknown||9 - 6||Weight Loss||Fasted State|
|5/12/21||184lbs||3.8mmol/L||2.8mmol/L||1.4||Max Autophagy||Fasted State|
|3/01/22||192lbs||5.9mmol/L||0.2mmol/L||29.5||Pre-diabetic||3 weeks of carbs and alcohol|
|4/01/22||191lbs||5.8mmol/L||0.5mmol/L||11.6||Insulin Resistant||24 hour fast|
|5/01/22||191lbs||5.3mmol/L||0.3mmol/L||17.7||Insulin Resistant||continued fast (48 hours) - plus HIIT and cardio|
|6/01/22||191lbs||5.6mmol/L||1.0mmol/L||5.6||Healthy Target Range||72 hours fasting - no exercise|
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