Intermittent Fasting/Keto Update

I did a good thing over the weekend. I bought a big bag of mozzarella string cheese, all individually wrapped. And some Summer Sausage. Today, I brought a little cooler to work with that stuff along with some celery and cream cheese. Except for the very few carbs in celery, it was a carbohydrate free day. So I’m nearly 100% keto. This was following a 15 hour fast.

If I can sum up my feelings, I’m fantabulous!! I’m full of energy with no hunger or insulin spikes.The bane of my existence right now is Ben Greenfield Fitness podcasts. Since I’m a science guy, I love his perspective on things. I’m not sure if I will be a full-fledged biohacker, but you never know. I ordered blue blocking tempered glass filters for my iPhone. When I get back next week, I’ll order blue blockers for my work computers and my iPad mini. And I’ll order blue blocking eyewear.

I’m also totally synching up my biorhythms with circadian cycles. Since its getting darker earlier, I think I’m going to start by going to bed a little earlier. Just 30 mins for now. So I’ll try to get in bed by 830pm. Haha, sounds like my elder family members!! I am also going to put red lights in my bedroom and will try to read myself to sleep instead of watching TV. My wife has wanted to do that anyway. I’ll read a book too, like a real book, not Kindle or other blue-light emitting device. We’ll see what happens. I usually sleep an average of 7 hours a night. But I also nap now and then when I get home. I’d rather cut out the naps if I can and get 8 hours of sleep. I’ll let you know how it goes. Then, by next Summer, I will go back to 7 hours again and stay awake during daylight.

Also, for my fasting, I will only eat during daytime hours. So this closes my window a little more narrowly. I usually eat dinner before 5 or 6 pm anyway, so it won’t be much of a change for me. But that temptation to grab a bite to eat and then fast longer the next morning won’t be there. I just need to not eat at night.

Another thing that Ben G. said this morning on my way to work was to make sure you get sunlight on your skin in the morning for at least 20 minutes. So at 9am, I went fishing; and I caught a nice bass!! I may try to run or do yoga in the sun on other days. Or, I may just go out and read a book for a bit. Or take a walk. This builds much needed vitamins in your body to prepare you for the day. Its never good to start in deficit.

I keep eyeballing one of the infrared saunas too. When the weather gets cooler, I think about it even more. If that doesn’t happen, then an infrared biomat may have to do. I’ll let you know!

Happy Monday!

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