By T.J. Murphy
Day 2: Still no carb flu that I have noticed. I’ve heard that it can be a pretty rough deal for about five days. I felt fine. I would say that I was a little low on gas in my morning workout. But that could have been related to a bumpy night of sleep. Our 8-month-old has been battling a cold this week. Other than the workout, I felt good. Brain was working well enough to work. I also had the logistics of picking up two kids from two day cares with Lucy our dog going along for the ride, and my wife got stuck in traffic on the way home so cooked dinner and entertained to wired little ones. It was fun, and it went OK, but it always seems to be on the verge of going off the rails. Or maybe it was off the rails. Everyone survived, which I don’t take lightly.
I ate about 30 grams of carbs today, 100 grams of protein and fats from olive oil to avocado to cheese to the fat in eggs and sausage. I drank a lot of water and enjoyed my coffee.
At 11am, my ketone meter reading was 2.2 millimolars.
As I’ll refer to throughout this 10-day series, the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition brings in a terrific array of scientists and experts to speak at the Institute (on a vast spectrum of topics) and has been a go-to resource for me to get insight and information on the ketogenic diet and ancillary subjects.
Keto expert Dom D’Agostino
One of the primary reasons endurance athletes know about the ketogenic diet: Jeff Volek from Ohio State gives a thorough explanation of how the ketogenic diet develops keto-adaption and nutritional ketosis and what that all means.
A powerful lecture on the facts surrounding the demonization of saturated fat, heart disease and statins.
Listen here to a journal/podcast on the keto-adapting experience.