Yes, That is an Avocado in My Purse - Week Two Summary


Made it through week two! 

Overall: This week had more ups and downs. Sleep is still poor as I am tossing and turning in bed much more often than I used to. As far as adhering to the diet, it was more difficult during the weekend. I was out of town on a business trip with my mom and ended up eating and drinking a few things I probably should not have...but since I'm being honest and documenting everything I'm consuming, I'm not going to strive for perfection. Nor do I expect anyone else to. This is an experiment after all, and even carefully controlled experiments have their flaws. 

  • Day 8: 144.4 lbs / Day 15: 142.4 lbs - 2 lbs lost! 
  • Hunger (same from last week), thirst (decreased a bit more)
  • Still no digestive issues! 
  • Cravings (none)
  • Sleep (still poor)
  • No more cold flashes! 

Mood and Exercise: How Do They Correlate?

Mood is based on a six point scale, divided by two. Exercise is represented in hours.

Sports performance: Still not significantly different from last week but at least I am not getting worse! I am conflicted whether the increased stamina and decreased fatigue have anything to do with being physically lighter on my feet or if it is a metabolic process with ketosis. It is also getting progressively colder as the winter season approaches so perhaps by being outside (for the same amount of time as the summer season) has affected the physicality of sports performance through stiffer joints and/or colder air intake. 

Dropping Weight Like a Bad Habit.

Weight loss: I lost 2 more pounds this week! Before this diet, I did not think I even had the weight to lose. Interestingly, my thirst has decreased significantly and for no good reason. However, I strive to maintain drinking at least 40oz of water per day and more than 60oz on the days that I exercise. I'm curious how much more weight I will lose and whether or not my fat percentage is actually decreasing or if it is just water weight. 

Cicely Shankle is a resident nutritionist at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine. To learn more about Cicley, either call 907.452.3600 or click here.