Archive for August 11th, 2010

11th August
2010
written by Tellus

Ok, so I’ve finally started my 30 day trial of a high fat diet.

Adapting to this diet is two-fold; changing the diet and the body changing to burn fat for fuel in stead of carbs.

I started my day with breakfast around 12:30 – 13:00 after being awake for little over an hour.

This experiment will not be very scientific in the amounts of food I eat, as I’m not familiar with counting calories etc. I will however tell you what I eat during the day, sometimes with photos, but to start off I will go into a little detail on my breakfast to get a feel of how much energy I’m getting.

As opposed to usual, I decided to split my beef in two this morning, only eating 90 grams:
– 5-6 raspberries
– a teaspoon coconut oil
– a glass with Acetyl L-carnitine mixed in – to help my mitocondries burn the fat for fuel
– Beef, round inside, 90 grams cooked in coconut oil
– big tbs of coconut oil (~40 g)

Coconut oil is very high in energy, and per 100 grams yields about 900 kcal, zero proteins, <0.1 gram carbohydrates and >99.9 grams fat.

Adding it all up gives my a breakfast total of:
Energy: 5 + 50 + 94,5 + 400 = 550 kcal
Protein: 0 + 0 + 20.25 + 0 = 20.25 grams
Carbs: 1 + 0 + 0 + 0.05 = 1.05 grams
Fat: 0 + 5 + 1.53 + 40 = 46.5 grams.

So the energy amount I think is ok for a breakfast, giving me 1/5 – 1/4 of my daily requirement. Notice that most of my energy is coming from the coconut oil so far..

About an hour later I went for a short run, and felt really tired/empty of energy. Especially in the beginning and it got somewhat better towards the end when I’d had some motion. It was only about a 15 minute run.

Around 4 pm I had a tsp of L-glutamin to  reduce any sugar cravings and to ease with the transition.

For dinner I had about 40 gram of boiled bone marrow followed with meat soup (beef, broccoli, celery, carrots and kahl).

Late supper was some heated soup leftovers from dinner.

I have quite a few photos on my cell, so will upload that tomorrow and edit this post. Now is getting close to bedtime..

Observations:

Had a tired period after breakfast where energy was really low. The run helped somewhat with that.
Been feeling thirsty all day, and probably haven’t had enough water – will need to pay closer attention to that tomorrow.
I think today’s total protein intake is still too high, and I need to find more sources of fat.
Body weight this morning was 67,6 kgs.

More science behind this trial and target intake to come in following posts..