Three Day Fat Fast – Day 1

Despite the continuing Holy War on coconut oil and butter, I’m on another three-day fat fast. I woke up this morning with a respectable 7.6 mmol/L blood glucose level. I’ll be curious to see where I am tomorrow morning. I’m hoping for the fives, but I’ll likely land in the sixes.

How do I feel? Great. Fat fasts are so much easier than water fasts. The simple reason is that the fat satiates my appetite, so I don’t feel hungry. My energy levels are also very good. One of the big bonuses of consuming coconut oil for me is the fact that about half of the fats are Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT). Medium chain fatty acids are easier to break down than long chains, so I have quick energy after consuming coconut oil.

What have I eaten today? Three tablespoons of coconut oil, a tablespoon of butter and 200ml of heavy cream. Total calories? About 900.

I went for a nice long walk today, and I’m probably already in ketosis.

More tomorrow.

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