Sunday, September 15, 2013


On July 9, 2012, I started eating in such a way as to be fueled by Nutritional Ketosis.  If you are new here and do not know what that means, click here to read more about it in detail.  The short version is this:  I am eating very high fat, moderate protein and very low carb.

The large blank in my charts between November 2012 and May 2013 was from when I was not weighing and measuring, and you can see that I had significant gains during that time.

The darker lines are my actual numbers, taken each Sunday morning before eating and the lighter lines are the average of the prior eight weeks, so I can see the trend without all the bouncing around.

With the initial losses and the subsequent gains, since starting Nutritional Ketosis in July 2012, I have:

Lost 9.2 pounds on the scale
Lost 7.3 pounds of body fat
Lost 1.9 pounds of lean body mass

Lost 3/8" around my neck
Lost 1" around my bust
Lost 1-5/8" around my waist
Lost 1-1/2" around my belly
Lost 1-1/8" around my hips
Lost 7/8" around each of my thighs
Lost 3/8" around each of my calves

Lost 2.8 percentage points off my body fat
Gained 2.8 percentage points into my lean body mass

These charts show the average of the macro nutrient breakdown for the days that I tracked in this past month. (Click on any chart to enlarge it.)


I'm still doing a little bit of blood testing for ketones and glucose.  Here are those charts:

Here is my "body goal":

136 pounds scale weight
40.9 pounds body fat (30%)
95.1 pounds lean mass (70%)
11-3/4" neck
28-3/8" waist
38-1/2" hips

To get there, I need to lose 5.6 pounds of body fat, gain 3.4 pounds of lean mass, lose 2-1/4" around my waist and 5/8" around my hips.

Starting on August 11, 2013, I started Doing Alternate Day Intermittent Fasting.  To read more about that, click here.


  1. Have you ever seen the book "Carb Nite Solution" by John Kiefer? In it, he discusses using carb back-loading (having a high-carb meals and/or dessert the night before an athletic event) to shock the system, lowering blood glucose for the next few days afterward?

    I heard the podcast on Jimmy Moore's site:

    Dr. Kiefer says he developed this trick for sedentary diabetics, and it also works for athletes. I've been trying it on my husband, and it worked...right up until he took a pain-killer--that threw him off track. But we'll get up, brush the dust off, and keep trying.

    I don't know if you'll lose any weight from this, but Dr. Kiefer says it increases performance--I take that to mean energy levels and motivation in a sedentary person.

    If IF fails you, give this a try. I couple it with widely-spaced meals for pre-diabetic Hubby, and watched his blood sugar fall into the 80's (until the pain killer pill for his ankle injury). It shot back up into the 120's, but should fall again as we resume his new eating regimen.

    Not only do all opioids kill good BG control, but they also kill ketosis. Remember that next time you take so much as an aspirin for anything.

  2. Hi Rebecca. I have been enjoying your posts. I was wondering what supplements you are taking for decreasing blood sugars, if any. I have started Glycosolve (Jimmy Moore wrote about it) to see if it would make any difference in my morning sugars. If I don't eat Ketosis my mornings sugars can be anywhere from high 90's to low 120's. I have only been taking it for a couple of weeks. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will see some results. I just wanted to know if you have any experience with it?

    1. Hi, kg!

      My blood sugar is 100% controlled by eating high fat, moderate protein and very low carb, so I have not had the need to use any medication. Let me know how it goes for you!