500 Calorie Fast: Day Three

Note: I eat a ketogenic diet, so the foods I post will be higher in fat and lower in carbs. I do not recommend eating high fat if you are also eating high carb.

Okay, so I will say that the scale is not the most accurate measurement of health, but I know that’s the main thing people focus on to see progress – since yesterday, I’ve lost a 1.5lbs. That’s pretty damn good, and I also like that I still am eating food doing it.

I remembered that I made some ham salad a few days ago that I know K isn’t going to eat (lol), so now it’s my mission to use it up. Ham salad day!

Breakfast: Ham salad on 1/2 a Mikey’s english muffin – 54 calories for the ham, 20 calories for the mayo (guessing but the whole bowl basically has 1.5 tbsps and I had already eaten some), 50 calories for the EM. Total – 124 calories. I also had another big glass of coffee and a cup of water. I’m ready to go!

Lunch: More ham salad, lol. Bigger portion this time and I mixed some romaine lettuce to make a ham salad salad. Say that five times fast. Ham – 180 calories, Mayo – 40 calories, Romaine – 9 calories, totaling at 229 calories. All with a tall glass of water. P.S. I also add dill relish to my ham and tuna salads, but it clocks in at no calories and I honestly have no idea how much I put in this mix.

Snack: A small handful of spicy pork rinds. These are Lee’s – DO NOT get them. I’m trying to eat them up but they have MSG and I don’t eff with MSG usually…but…I bought these and vodka was involved so I didn’t read the ingredients. – 48 calories. Also, more water.

Dinner: Ham salad (I told y’all I was finishing it, lol), a much smaller portion than lunch. Ham – 90 calories, Mayo – 20 calories, Romaine – 5 calories. Total – 115 calories.

Whatever hunger I felt yesterday has basically subsided today, which is something I find consistent with fasting. After a few days, your body adjusts. Note, our bodies have a pretty large storage for fuel (also consider that I am fat adapted and in nutritional ketosis, so my body has fat readily available for energy), so water is the most important thing. No one is going to drop dead from fasting, even with zero food, for a few days. On a macros note, because I ate ham salad basically all day today, my fat was higher and my protein was lower, but like I said, I refused to waste it! My total calories today ended up being 516.

I’m not sure whether I will stop the fast tomorrow or on Saturday, I’m still deciding. Either way, I will be sure to write a wrap-up for everyone.