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Protein up, Day 3: Attack of the Ketones
Day three of my take on the all-protein diet thing has passed, and according to the little strip onto which I peed last night, I have a “small” amount of ketones floating around inside my body. Yes, those are the things generated when the body stops burning carb stores and starts burning fat (it’s more technical than that, but that’s the gist). “Small” doesn’t sound like much, but according to the test package, a normal person should yield a “negative” result, so I am actually getting somewhere with all this, I guess.
I can feel it too. I was much crankier yesterday, had a harder time focusing, and I had a very dull headache most of the day. I screwed up and woke up late, so instead of making solid food for breakfast, I had a protein shake, but I made up for it during lunch, though I kinda blew the “no fat” portion of this process. I actually ate out, and basically ate the contents of a salmon filet wrap without the wrap, so it was just salmon and arugula (plus a little salad). But I forgot to ask for no sauce on it, and while the tomato aioli was tasty as all get out, it was also basically pure fat (being an oil-based sauce). Good fat, sure, but way, way more than the plan allows. The rest of the day I stuck with self-prepared foods. I actually snuck in a Morningstar veggie sausage patty, which surprisingly has less carbs than the asparagus I ate with it! So that expanded my food options, which is good.
Tonight, the lady and I have a little staycation-type date planned, which will include dinner, so I’m curious to see how that goes. I am going to start working back toward a more diversified diet as the weekend approaches, but I don’t want to blow the progress I’ve made just yet. So I’ll be keeping it to lean protein and non-starchy veggies at least through Friday, when my next workout will probably happen. I do have some shenanigans planned over the weekend, and I’d hate to be a carb-deprived zombie for them.