Keto vs. Insulin

Durnit. Had to break my diet last night. Had a relatively good day yesterday. Mowed half my lawn, did well with the Keto Chow. But I woke up about 3:15AM this morning feeling really weird. Went downstairs and checked my blood sugar. It was 60! That’s not good. Made some Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup and added some crushed saltine crackers. That got my blood sugar back up where it belonged. This morning it was 125, which is just fine with me.

Looks like I need to adjust the amount of Lantus insulin I’m taking. I’ve already adjusted my Novolog dosing (eliminated actually, because I’m getting virtually no carbs in my diet). The Lantus is my base dose and I’m going to cut it back to prevent going low at night like this again.

I did this kind of adjustment of my insulin doses when I was on the South Beach diet so I’m familiar with how it works.

Keto Update

Day whatever of my diet. Woke up early, wasn’t hungry. Didn’t eat anything until like 2PM. Then didn’t eat my supper shake until 8:15pm. Still have one more to go today. Dunno if I’ll eat it or not. Very low energy today. I think the reaction to going keto is finally kicking in. I’m showing a small amount of ketone bodies in my pee, so I know I’m into ketosis. Hopefully more energy tomorrow so I can mow the lawn.

Keto Challenge

First Keto diet challenge met. Took my wife’s┬ácar to a detail shop today and had to hang out at a coffee shop while the work was done. Job ran long and I needed lunch. Oh noes! Went to a pizza joint and ordered a grilled chicken ceasar salad. HUGE salad with two entire chicken breasts on top! Gracious. Dressing was on the side, so I dipped a bit each time, ate only 1 of the crouton squares, and had a nice low-carb lunch. Go me!

Keto Chow: Day 2

Keto Chow day two went pretty well. Woke up hungry, which is normal. My bg at breakfast (7:50AM) was 156, which is a bit higher than I like. Don’t know why. Had lunch at 1:00PM and was hungry again by then. Bg was 128, much better. Was hungry again by 5:00PM when I left work. Had my supper meal at about 6:15PM and my Bg then was 64 (whoah, low!), but was not feeling the effect of it. I think I was seeing the last of the glucagon in my system getting used up. Stayed hungry after supper so I snacked on some beef jerky to try to take the edge off. Eventually the hungry’s subsided.

I expect I’m starting into ketosis and the next few days will be rough while my body adjusts. Ordered a second flavor of Keto Chow, “Gourmet Vanilla”. The “Rich Chocolate” is nice, and tastes very much like sugar-free dark chocolate pudding, but I can see myself getting tired of it day after day. So, we’ll see what the vanilla version tastes like. There is also a Minty Chocolate and a Strawberry version, which I’ll probably try at some point.

Keto Chow: Day One

This is day one using Chris Bair’s Keto Chow. I bought the “Rich Chocolate” variety and can say that it is definitely a richly chocolate flavor in the mouth. Unlike People Chow, KC is creamy, smooth, and thick like a smoothie. The gritty texture of People chow is entirely absent.

Keto Chow is a very low net carbohydrate meal replacement system that promotes ketosis like the Atkins or South Beach diets. I did well on South Beach in the past and hope that KC can help me lose the weight that needs to come off for me to get healthier.

of somewhere