So I started testing my blood sugar to see where I am in nutritional ketosis. Knowing my blood sugar levels helps me determine what I’m doing right and wrong in my diet. Knowing my blood ketone levels will indicate the success I am or am not having with my diet.
I’m not having much success right now, if the numbers don’t lie.
Don’t be too hasty; you’ve heard all your life “the numbers don’t lie,” but they can. I’ve done enough reporting on data to know how easily it can be misinterpreted and misunderstood. For example, if you think eating below 25g of carbohydrates everyday will keep you in nutritional ketosis, you’d be wrong.
If you’re me.
I’m not sure what’s going on, to be honest, but I know just tracking macronutrients has proved inadequate to make the numbers on the scale move consistently. So now, we have to stab ourselves a couple of times a day and manage the data we get from the meter, to make sure we can keep the numbers in line. The ones on the scale will take care of themselves, if we manage those.
What that looks like on the dinner plate is odd, but I was surprised how quickly we became used to what I see there.
Now, I have to work on those nutritional ketone measurements. Somehow.
Meanwhile, the beat goes on at work, and I’m struggling to make my December 15 deadline on the Scary Major Programming Project I have due.