Week 9 – August 31, 2016
Body Fat Percentage: 37.18%
10-15 Ideal Protein Carb Challenge
Glycogen Loading – When we cheat while on our Ideal Protein Phase 1 protocol, by loading up on too many Carbohydrates our body starts loading back our Glycogen stores in the muscles. This is our “on demand” energy. Everything in the body weighs something. When Glycogen Loading occurs we can gain weight quickly.
Is the weight we gain fat? No, we cannot gain fat that quickly, but we can gain Glycogen (energy in the form of glucose stored in the muscle) in a matter of hours. That is what shows up on the scale. It is also how we know when you have been cheating!
I had a wonderful time while I was on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed all the family events. I did my best to be good but I did have too many carbs to keep my body in ketosis. I gained 4 pounds. I did the “Glycogen Load”. So what I gained is not fat, Glycogen shows up on the scale and it shows up as Lean Mass on the Body Composition Scale.
So How did I do on the 10-15 Challenge?
To get myself back on track I gave myself a pretty tough challenge. 10 Ideal Protein Carbs per day. I don’t mind telling you it was really rough. I think if I had it to do over, I would have started with 15 and then the second week, after I was already in ketosis go to 10 carbs per day. What I did notice is that it really made me pay attention to my 2 cups of veggies twice per day. Eating all my veggies and the additional unlimited raw veggies made it all work and got me back into ketosis.
The reason we have labeled all the IP foods for the Net Carbs in each food is to get you to think about carbohydrates in your diet. Ask us about your diet and how you can benefit more by reducing the carbs in your Phase 1 or Phase 4 diet. If you are a little stuck – and want to drop more fat per week, we can help you tweak your carbs. Maybe you would like to take the 10-15 Carb Challenge (ask for a carb counting chart)?
My IP Foods for the 10 Carb Challenge:
- Monday: Crispy Cereal 7, Blueberry Cranberry Drink 3, Orange Drink Mix 0 = 10
- Tuesday: Strawberry Banana Drink 7, Ready Made Chocolate Drink 1, Pina Colada 2 = 10
- Wednesday: Strawberry Banana Drink 7, Ready Made Chocolate Drink 1, Orange Drink 0 = 8
- Thursday: Chocolate Soy Puffs 10, 2 Orange Drinks 0 =10
- Friday: Strawberry Banana Drink 7, Ready Made Chocolate Drink 1, Orange Drink = 8
- Saturday: Crispy Cereal 7, Blueberry Cranberry Drink 3, Orange Drink Mix 0 = 10
- Sunday: Strawberry Banana Drink 7, Ready Made Chocolate Drink 1, Orange Drink 0 = 8
I will be on the 10 Carb Challenge this week and Tickie is doing the 15! Think about joining us!
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