Last updated on April 14th, 2017
Starting Weight = 219.2 lbs.
Ending Weight = 220.4 lbs.
I gained back a pound this week. (OK, 1.2 pounds, but if you were a true friend, you’d let me say “a pound” and leave it at that.) How did this happen?!
The average daily intake statistics provide an explanation. My percent of calories from fat dropped by about 5% and my percent of calories from carbs increased by the same amount. But how did that happen? Easy — I let it happen. In fact, I did it deliberately.
I regret the cookie. The secretary in our department (where I’ve spent time lately cleaning out my office in advance of my retirement) keeps a cookie jar on the counter. I have no trouble ignoring sugary treats, and have walked by the jar many times without a glance, but I decided to eat an Oreo one day this week in the name of science.
You see, I’ve been trying out my new Ketonix 2015 Breath Ketone Analyzer (see my earlier post), and thought a good test would be to modify my diet for a few days, adding in carbs and reducing fat, to see if the Ketonix would detect and react to the change. It did. That’s great. Unfortunately, my body’s fat storage mechanism also detected and reacted to the change.
The interesting thing is that while my average daily calorie count was low, relative to other recent weeks, I still gained a pound. The composition of the diet accounts for that. Simply put, I ate too many carbs to stay solidly in ketosis. Sixty grams of carbs a day (44 net carbs) may not be a problem for many people, but it is for me.
The experiment is over. The Ketonix 2015 has been tested (as I’ll be reporting in more detail soon). So I’m getting my fat intake up, and my carb intake down.
As I said, I regret the cookie. I could’ve raised my carbs in a healthier way — and almost any way would have been healthier.
And I didn’t enjoy the Oreo. Either it has changed, or I have.