Note: This experiment was done six months ago and initially only reported on my Swedish blog. This is a somewhat delayed translation!
What happens if you hugely digress from a low-carbohydrate diet and suddenly eat a whole load of carbs?
Here is my final report following two months of a very strict LCHF diet, and daily measurements of four parameters:
- Blood ketones (the red curve)
- Urine ketones (yellow)
- Weight (purple)
- Waistline (purple)
To get familiar with the experiment design, I recommend reading my first report. For results from the first month, have a look at my second report. Here’s the third and final one, discussing the second month.
As you can see from the above graph, I took the opportunity to conduct a side experiment. The pink vertical column marks one weekend where I conciously completely deviated from the low-carbohydrate diet. I was on the Swedish archipelago “Koster” for the year’s lobster premiere, and simply had the same food as everyone else.
So, what happens if you totally veer off the low carb lifestyle after a long period of strict LCHF? Is complete havoc wrought in your body? Do you have to start from scratch again? Here’s the answer: Continue Reading →