Following Dr Fung’s fasting protocol of three, thirty-six-hour fasts per week has really helped with my glucose levels. I eat pretty much what I want keto-wise, and I did some experimenting to see how much very, dark chocolate I can get away with on eating days. Not as much as I hoped, but still more than one square. I’ve been still waking up with my blood somewhere between 6.0 – 7.6 mmol/L. As I wrote a few weeks ago, this is far better than 9.5 mmol/L or worse.
Strangely, one of the things that really spiked me last week was breaded chicken breasts with almond flour. I only ate one breast. It’s curious, and I can’t put my finger on what’s causing the spike. Other than that blip, however, it’s been far better than the old status quo.
That said, I want to break the back of having above normal glucose levels. So I started a three-day fast last night and won’t eat again until Thursday. I’ll only have a bit of cream in my coffee and some coconut oil when, and if, I get really starved.
So the plan is to fast from Sunday evening until Thursday morning, fast again on Friday and eat at the weekend. We’ll see how that goes. I may repeat the process indefinitely or go back to my normal week of skipping meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Watch this space.