Good morning everyone. Day 6 of the 4670 calorie challenge.
It seems like I’m mirroring Jason’s results but a day behind as I do this month’s challenge. Today is my second day of weight gain. Today’s weight is as follows;
My weight gain is up 1.2 pounds from my starting weight of 212.8 pounds and Jason and I are very much on par at the same stage. It will be interesting if I drop 1 pound tomorrow like Jason did (but I seriously doubt it.)
My energy levels are through the roof: mental clarity is great. My workouts have been excellent.
My acetone levels were Green with 7 flashes.
Today is my +1 workout. (This is the specific back workout that I added to my training schedule.)
My workout is done and dusted. Every exercise was 4 sets with 8-12 repetitions. And a 2 minute break between sets.
One arm rows
Reverse good mornings using cable
Straight arm pulldown
I mentioned the other day about weighing yourself on the scales and how it fluctuates up and down depending on so many factors. So after my workout I decided to do another weigh in. It would be easy to manipulate this experiment but that’s not what I’m about.
If I was doing cardio my weight would be even less. So for any newbies reading, I can’t stress this enough. Don’t be fixated on scales. It really does your head in. (Michelle, that’s 3 days in a row now that I’ve used that saying impressive …lol)
Again, I saw this today. I read a post a lady who usually doesn’t weigh herself was in a shopping centre and weighted herself and she wasn’t happy with the results and tried another 3 scales. In the end she got depressed ate Pizza. I’ve said this from Day 1 of my keto journey about fixation on scales and I would hate to think how many times I have seen this happen since I’ve been doing keto. I so wish this was an isolated case but unfortunately it’s not.
It’s just after 9 AM and we are working on breakfast.
120g of bacon, 50g of avocado and Thai omelette (2 eggs) cooked in 2 tablespoons of bacon fat, (usually we use coconut oil but instead used the rendered fat from the bacon) and finished off with a double decaf bullet style coffee ..
Breakfast was a little light on calories– at 1039. Usually I’m between 1200-1500 calories by this stage.
Net carbs: 1.1
We’ve just had the courier arrive with 10 litres of cold pressed coconut oil. This stuff is amazing.
This morning I’ve been answering posts, and getting to know a few like minded people and it’s time for a mid morning snack .
I’ll make a smoothie. Almond milk, spinach, protein powder, coconut oil and I’ll add some coconut cream. I will also have 25 g of macadamia nuts.
My calories so far are 1716
Net carbs :7
Just over 1/3 of the calories for today I feel full at the moment.
Yesteday was a struggle to get the last of the fats in, which surprised me after starting off so well. Imagine telling a non keto person I consumable almost 1/2 a kilo of fats a day … ‘You crazy bastard’, might be the first thing that comes to mind.
Almost lunch time and I’m not hungry but I have to eat to reach my calories. Lunch will be barbecued chicken with rocket salad with blue cheese dressing and olive oil. I will also have 4 fat bombs and 20g of macadamia nuts.
I’ve consumed the following macros so far;
Net carbs: 1 3
Under 2000 to go. .
It’s after 3 PM so I’m going to sit outside get 15 minutes of vitamin D and have a chia pudding. Multitasking at its best .. You’ve heard of 50 shades of grey, well, I don’t brown it’s more like 50 shades of white . 🙂
I’ve had my reminder go off. Time to do an ab workout. 8 minutes ) I really like the app, very easy to do .
Dinner tonight will be pork belly. Love the stuff. It ended up being around 175 g. We will have red cabbage, bacon all cooked in a blanket of butter.
Macros for the day;
Protein: 168.3 (14%)
Fats: 434.7 ( 84%)
Net carbs: 20.6 (2%)
Another great day.
What’s very interesting is the fact that on maintenance caloriesof 2938 for the first 2 months, I still gained weight. Yet I’m 1600 calories in surplus every day yet I’ve gained a minimal amount .. crazy ..
Lets see what tomorrow brings.