Chris’s 30 Day Reboot Day 19
Chris’s 30 Day Reboot Day 19. I love that Chris has someone else in his house he can swap healthy foods with, that’s a luxury a lot of people don’t have. He must have done something right raising those girls 🙂 And while we’re cheering his success, he’s also been very smart at navigating social situations by having just enough to partake but not so much that it will have a significant impact on his overall diet. Perfect. Everyone wins. He is absolutely right about changing your nutrition “healthy nutrition is about small decisions. It’s not about losing 50 pounds. It’s about choosing to win all the little deals along the journey to 50 pounds. It’s about understanding habit loops and not how to break them, but how to leverage them to your advantage.” Right on Chris.
I see that Chris doesn’t want to drop into keto, and I can ease his mind that this will not be the case. With upping his protein intake to 20% and maintaining his fat intake around 20-30%, this makes his carb intake roughly 40-60% of his diet. In this case there is basically no chance that he will end up in a state of ketosis. I actually don’t have a problem with people occasionally cycling in and out of ketosis (which is TOTALLY different from ketoacidosis), it’s actually something we all have probably done at some point in our lives. If you’ve ever been knocked out with a case of the flu or some kind of fever and didn’t want to eat and just drank water for a few days, your body was probably in a state of ketosis. When your body is in this state it doesn’t mean your brain and red blood cells will be starved, it means your body will produce ketone bodies which will then be used by those cells. While I don’t recommend it as a long term solution, being in and out of ketosis occasionally is totally fine in my book.
January 19, 2018, 180.4 Pounds, 11.7% Body Fat
- Social Moderation
- Small Things
Shifted my intake yesterday to more protein, specifically animal protein, in my diet per Rachel’s suggestion. Luckily for me My daughter made these egg biscuits last weekend and once again meal prep saves the day.
These little doozies are fantastic. She whipped up the eggs like you would to make an omelet. Then poured them into cupcake tins. Then added various and sundry bits to them; spinach, feta, chicken, etc. Then she baked them in the oven. It makes these delightfully portable eggy hockey pucks we can throw in our backpacks.
Since I share my lovely kale and chard salads with her, she can share her egg pucks with me.
Long story short – I swapped out my oatmeal for a couple egg-pucks.
We have a monthly ‘happy hour’ at work. Last night the Italians in the office hosted it. They had some cheeses and wine and a nice plate of prosciutto. Again, I practiced my social moderation and had one small glass of a glorious red wine they picked and a small slice of succulent smoked meat.
All things in moderation.
I threw a chunk of salmon on my lunch salad. I’m interested in how all this protein effects my energy, especially my workout energy. I’m fairly well fat-adapted but I don’t want to drop into keto – I don’t think that’s good for you. I also need carbs for that most important muscle in my world to work well – my brain.
An important point I want to make, that I have made before, and that I’m sure Rachel will agree to, is that healthy nutrition is about small decisions. It’s not about losing 50 pounds. It’s about keep reading