BP B6 Staying Active
Thursday, May 17, 2018
I enjoy tracking statistics on my spreadsheet. According to my Gamin fitness tracker I started using in November of 2014. This past week Monday through Sunday was my 3rd most active week this entire transformation. The last few days of August and 1st 10 days of last September were the only two more active weeks. 14 days in row over 10,000 steps, just three shy of the record of 17 in row. Averaging over 16 thousand steps per day each of the past two weeks makes first two weeks of May of 2018 my most active time ever this time of year. By a wide margin!
Being active like I am just feels like the new normal. Much of it has to do with zero pain issues along with a lot more mobility of my new left hip. The pinched nerve I have been dealing with has been constant but does not present itself until after working when I'm resting and is manageable enough that I'm sleeping well. Went to chiropractor for first time in almost two years yesterday. Felt worse after adjustment but better than it has today. The new hip is amazing as it seems like I can run skid steer forever if I wanted too compared to being lucky to go 30 minutes before hip pain became unbearable.
The good news is I seem back on track. The 40 hour water only fast really helped me get back on track. 302 and 301 at the scale these past couple mornings. After zero intake on Monday, 3400 CB yesterday and 2800 today. Hitting or exceeding all my goals of water and vegetable intake, tracking food accurately, updating my spreadsheet and blogging. Blogging every other day took a little while to get things worked out and going. But the consistency from blogging is an important part for me in order to get nutritionally consistency to match. Physical fitness is obviously is the strongest part of the plan but one huge negative from being too active at times is it interferes with nutritional consistency. Thankfully the next three weeks will not be an issue since I have no hay left to sell. I noticed the past few days doing no hay seems like I'm getting the right balance of physical fitness making it easier to follow my nutritional plan.
Normally I do not leave any reply's to comments. But I wanted to respond to one of the comments saying -- ("Just remember that fasting puts your body into starvation mode.")
The evidence actually shows that short-term fasts increase metabolic rate. This is due to a drastic increase in blood levels of norepinephrine, which tells the fat cells to break down body fat and stimulates metabolism. Studies show that fasting for up to 48 hours can actually boost metabolism by 3.6-14%. However, if you fast much longer than that, the effect can reverse and metabolism can go down compared to baseline.
I have had great success fasting up to 48 hours. I doubt I ever want or need to fast any longer. I have observed significant weight drops and being able to maintain new lower weights immediately after fasts. Fasting definitely boost my metabolism as there is no other explanation since I loose more eating the same number of calories in a week with a day of fasting vs the same number of calories without a fast day. I believe fasting one day a week is a very important tool I need to exploit in breaking this plateau and plan to have a minimum of one fast day over seven days, specifically to speed up my burning metabolism even more that it already is. I will talk more about why its important to eat more vs less for me to maintain consistency that will result to breaking this plautea and reaching goal weight on Fridays blog BP B6. Thanks for all the comments! Very much appreciated!