Day 3 5/25/17 Injection Sites Matter

Started the day off again with 5 eggs and some spinach. I was feeling extra proactive yesterday and made some tuna salad with olives and peppers for lunch. Dinner was some more spinach with 2 hot dogs with homemade coleslaw. Soured from ruled.me (great low carb recipes).

Now to today’s topic. I had recently watched a lecture by the health writeration Gary Taubes. In his video lecture he talked on fat adiposity. In short we get fat from eating carbohydrates, which leads to insulin being releases, and then the broken down glucose from carbs turns to fat storage. One part of his lecture showed a slide where a diabetic woman injected insulin in the same 2 spots on both legs for 30 years. The results were 2 sizeable mounds of fat on each thigh. 

This had me get to thinking of the importance of injection site rotation. When I was  diagnosed type 1, the nurses pretty much only told me to inject my mealtime insulin into the stomach. Here 4 years later most of my day has accumulated on my stomach and lovehandles. My hope is through reducing my insulin some of the atoned fat will be released as ketone bodies and excreted. In addition I am only using my but and thighs as injection sites, the location of subcutaneous insulin drives fat store to those regions of fat cells essentially. 

Not glamorous but it was very tasty.

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Day 2 5/24/17. No hunger

Day two began with a solid nights sleep, and an improved waking blood glucose. I’ve noticed that so long as I don’t eat after 10p.m. my fasting levels will be where I want them. At 7:10 I was at 73 mg/dl, clinically considered low, but it’s where I prefer to be. Before getting back in the swing I have been averaging 100-120 upon waking.

Breakfast was 5 eggs scrambled in a tablespoon of butter. This and my coffee kept me full for the better part of the day and into the afternoon. I had some salt water at work about 2 p.m. Tonight’s dinner will consist of baked salmon, cauliflower swimming in butter and a side salad with olives and other assorted oily jarred veggies.

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Dinner was incredibly indulgent, and I still came in under my Daily calorie goal of 1850.

5-24-17 food diary

Day 1- 5/23/17 Goals and Gainz

Welcome to Gart on Keto.

Whats the point of this blog? To keep myself accountable and share my story.
As a Type 1 diabetic blood glucose is the name of the game to staying in good health.
Since my diagnosis almost four years ago I had adopted a fairly loose low-carb diet. I would say I average 50-70 grams of carb a day before this 30 day challenge.

My main goal is to do a whole body re-composition, lose the fat and gain muscle.
This includes logging every day, staying at my daily calorie goals and tracking every single thing I eat. I won’t bore viewers with all the science and research, but if you are interested check out the FAQ on reddit.com/r/keto.

If anyone is following this blog I hope you learn something and enjoy the ride.

Starting Stats:
Weight: 167 lb.
neck: 14.75 in
waist: 34.5 in
hips: 36 in

Units of insulin used: 16(4 humalog, 12 lantus)

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