Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fat Fast Day 3

Workouts: Ran outside easy 3.35 miles / 53 minuts
Training session with The Coach: 6x 400 m at around 1:32 each interval followed by some strength and stretching

Well, day 3 wasn't a walk in park, I have to admit. Basically from the morning, I was looking forward to go to bed and finish this whole thing off. In the morning, my body weight scale with the fat percentage analysis nicely surprised me (I wasn't bellow 56 kg since I don't remember when) and I thought for a while that I could just stop and be good with the two days. But that wouldn't be more, I was wanting more :) As reported, I was a "bit" moody throughout the day (= total pain in the a$$), sorry about that my dear friends and colleagues! 

My energy levels were going up and down and I seriously couldn't imagine how the hell am I going to train with The Coach as we had planned a session in the evening. Miraculously, I survived and I have even more or less reached the given target. Even though The Coach said he had originally planned 8 intervals and finally we did only 6 of them. I also got the diagnostic "pee on" stics to see where am I with the ketones in my urine. It is not as accurate as the blood testing, but those should arrive from the US sometime next week :( Will be ready for the next fat fast (hmmm, haven't had my first meal today and already talking about doing this again???) and to monitor if I am in the nutritional ketosis (be aware - huge difference between nutritional ketosis and ketoacidosis that is really dangerous for people with diabetes!). According to my evening test, I am definitely in the nutritional ketosis, wahoo! I will post more about the outcomes of the fat fast as I see where my body weight, body fat percentage and everything stabilizes.

What I know for now is that I am definitely introducing new delicious high fat meals in my regular diet that I aim to maintain at low carb high fat from now on. I have stumbled on too many delicious recipies and with 1 000 - 1 200 kcal per day, you really can't try many of them :)

Just let's see how my final day went (Day 3):

DISCLAIMER: I am not recommending this to any of the readers. It is pretty strict and can be very harmful, especially for people with diabetes and/or high blood pressure. Please, consult your doctor before taking on any dramatical shifts in your nutrition!!!

Day 3 Meal 1 - homemade "nutella" (27 g #organic hazelnut butter, 8 g #coconutoil and 2 g natural cocoa powder) = 265 kcal, 88 % from fat.
This is one of the foods I have been having before - delicious and you know there is no processed s**t in it :)

Day 3 Meal 2 - 25 g of macadamia nuts = 179 kcal, 89 % from fat.
Macadamias are staple for the fat fast - if you can afford them :( 
(In Czech Republic: cca 75 CZK / 100 g)

Day 3 Meal 3 - salad and oopsie roll w lard for extra fat :) (100 g salad, 15 g olive oil, 10 g lard, 1 oopsie roll) = 297 kcal, 88 % from fat.
As you have seen in my Fat Fast Day 2 post, I have tried the oopsie rolls that should be kind of replacing bread if you go grain and gluten free. I only could have had one, not that shabby, looking forward to try these out as the "bun" for my burger tonight!

Day 3 Meal 4 - 25 g of macadamia nuts - 179 kcal, 89 % from fat.

Day 3 Meal 5 - Fat Fast Mac-and-cheese ... Inspired by recipe from Dana Carpender's Fat Fast Cookbook (55 g of "šmakoun štíhlé nudle" - sorry no English equivalent for that, egg white based no grain noodles, 15 g lard, 15 g heavy cream, 21 g cream cheese, 17 g Tete de Moine Swiss cheese for flavor) = 319 kcal, 81 % from fat. Finally felt little like meal, can't wait for bfast tomorrow when the fat fast is over... 
I am posting this with the full comment from my Instagram stream ... well, I am happy this is over for now :)

My day also included 2 cups of home made bone broth that are not in the picture with quite some salt in them before each of the workouts.

Day 3 totals: 1 337 kcal consumed, 84 % coming from fat (128 g), 10 % protein (34 g) and 6 % carbs (23 g).

And I am sure, you really all wanted to see how the pee on sticks look like :D They are pretty affordable at 100 CZK per 50 pcs box. Not available regularly at the pharmacies in Czech Republic though. But they ordered them for me and I had them second day. My level shows up to 5 mmol of ketons, which is pretty cool. You should aim for above 0.5 mmol, anything between 1-2 is good. Interested to see how the blood testing goes - the device and the stripes are really pricey though :(

One nasty side effect of the "fast" even though I wasn't really fasting is insomnia which has been getting worse with each new day. I googled it as I couldn't sleep and people say that's normal. I would also like to know if anyone has experience with this, I am not sure, if I can increase the calories on the fat fast if I am working out every day. Like running more than 30 minutes - did over 11 miles on Day 1 and pretty hard interval session on the Day 3. I am sure, easy paced run of 30 minutes are OK, but I am not sure about longer and more intense efforts.


  1. První chvíli jsem si myslel, žes tím experimentem otěhotněla. :)

    Přeji dobrou chuť, až to skončí. :)


    1. :D :D :D to jsi mě pobavil, na těhotenství to nevypadá, běhám dál :)

  2. No ... az bude cas .. po Silve:)... treba taky zkusim nejaky experimenty:).. a to se te zeptam, na ruzny extremy:), mozna Vas s leonou pozvu nekam na kafe ci cokoliv a vyslechnu si Vase zkusene rady..:)

    Zatim jen preju, at se dari! A ve zdravi to prezij..12:)

    1. Jo, jo, nikomu nevnucuju, ale můžu se podělit o spoustu zkušeností a dokážu na toto téma povídat celé hodiny :D :D :D

      Držím palce na Silvu! Letos to vypadá na vydařený meteorologický zážitek ;)

      My to s Leonou budeme jistit na Neseď za pecí a běž závodě :)

    2. No to si te musime vyslechnout.. Skoda, ze nebezis Silvu.. To bys celou dobu povidala a nez by ses nadala, by bys v cili:)!
      Bude to jiste spravny zazitek..:)
      MSF! 12:)