Chalene Johnson’s Beta Diet Test Week 2

Chalene beta diet

Happy weekend all! Sorry for the delay on this post, I had some computer issues this week and just got things up and running. Along with these matters, I had a food meltdown, severe sinus problems, and some domestic issues, so… eating went down with my mood as it tends to.

In all seriousness I had to stop the beta test toward the end of my second week – I have Sleep apnea, and I was starting to notice a sharp rise in my API numbers while on this plan. I’m still looking into the reasoning behind it, but as soon as I started adding carbs back into my eating routine, my numbers have regulated in just a few days. I am going to keep on the plan and work through “Round 2” starting next week. Hopefully testing out different carb options in the evening to see if I can alleviate the rise in my API. In the mean time here is my log for last week.

4/12 – Wednesday

I’m not sleeping well, I’m not sure if its the diet or the weather, let me be more clear, I’m sleeping and I don’t seem to be waking up as much; But my CPAP numbers have gone up from 1.5 to 2 or 2.5, and while that’s not a significant increase it’s enough to feel when I wake up in the morning. I also woke up feeling rather bloated again today – I think I’m going to have to cut out the dairy – starting obviously with the cheese and extra cream in food, I am not ready to get it out of my coffee unless I have to
Breakfast was at 11, and it was the last of the Frittata I made on Monday – I can tell you I was famished and it tasted awesome. Lunch was a charbroiled chicken wrap from Carl’s jr., and I got a massage later in the day that kind of screwed up my eating window so instead of having something enormous and heavy I decided to have a fat bomb and call it good.

4/13 – Thursday –

back to work and sleeping poorly again my number was closer to 3 today, and I have no idea what’s going on – I feel so tired.
Breakfast was at 11 again so down to the cafeteria I went and grabbed myself a green salad with grilled steak. Lunch was Coffee at 4:30 when I got home with a Fat bomb as a treat, and dinner was grilled chicken, sautéed veggies in ghee and cauliflower mash.

4/14 – Friday –

OMgee my numbers went up again 4.5 to be exact, I woke up so tired I’m restless all night, and I’m starting to get the headaches from lack of oxygen – it’s so strange that I can feel this bad with just a few ticks of the numbers on my CPAP. I’ve adjusted the straps to see if it’s just a leakage issue – I’ll have to see if that helps over the weekend.
Breakfast 11 am – yogurt, lunch at 4:30 coffee and fat bomb – Dinner 8 pm Steak and veggies Weight 239.

4/15 – Saturday –

numbers steady at 4 – I don’t think leakage is the issue. I need to check to see if there’s any research on the correlation between HFLC diets and Sleep Apnea issues. Or if it’s just me and I’m strange.
Breakfast 11 am – Eggs over Caprese salad, lunch big old salad, with kalamata olives and avocado, Dinner -7 pm Cobb salad from Panera.

4/16 – Sunday – Easter
I bought grapes and made nut flower cookies to take to my aunts for dinner. Hopefully, that will keep me away from the candy and such.

4/17 -Monday –

Home with a serious migraine, I was pretty good for Easter, I did have some grapes but kept mostly to on plan food, I did have taco salad that my grandma makes with tortilla chips, it gave me bloat like no one’s business and that was the end of that. Today I can barely see straight – I woke up, and my API on my CPAP was back down to 2 – seems if I add little carbs at the end of the day it helps me sleep better.

4/18 -Tuesday –

Still, home with a migraine, and I have spiraled with the carb knowledge – I feel awful and am eating pretty crappy food to make up for it (typical of me). I think I need to regroup and find out why my numbers are so high when I’m eating HFLC, and also see just how much on the carb side I need later in the day (and what type) to keep my API lower.

Recap –

As I stated above I am going to move into Round 2 next week and see if I can’t determine a stable path toward keeping my API numbers down and my carbs as low as I can for the plan. As Chalene said this is a “test” and trial and error will be key in finding the best way for my work towards a healthier lifestyle; I may find this is not the best plan of attack for me, but I’ve still learned a lot and plan on putting things into practice going forward. Also as mentioned above I have spiraled just a bit and am back up around 242 – I feel that’s mostly being bloated and dehydrated, most of my clothes still feel looser I’ll have to check on my measurements.

I’m thinking about posting a daily blog for this next round and weekly updates that aren’t as long – let me know if you like that idea or don’t mind reading a bigger post.


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