DAY 12 - Low Carb / High Fat Road Test

I noticed today as I hit the pavement walking the local streets my energy started to dip after about an hour. I wasn't really going at a cracking pace but it was probably the first attempt at light exercise since taking on the challenge. It was about an hour post lunch so my blood sugars should have been stable. It's possible that my lack of sleep might have played a factor. I have to admit I've been going to bed a little later courtesy of Le Tour de France!  Whilst I haven't been watching the entire stage I've been up to 12:30 am on a few occasions so I think it's starting to catch up with me! If Cadel was involved I'd be feeling completely ragged right now as I've been known to stay up to 2:00 am for the entire tour!

Question Time

I'd love to hear how you've gone on the LCHF whilst exercising.  How was your energy before, during and after exercise? And what about your recovery the next day were you able to back it up with another training session or were you really struggling with your energy levels?

The next piece of analysis I am keen to do is to get my hands on a ketone and blood sugar monitor to really assess where my blood sugars are at and how effectively am I producing ketones which is a byproduct of burning fat for energy. More on this later.



  • Breakfast: courtesy of my husband, x2 panfried eggs sunny side up, bacon rasher, mushrooms and avocado
  • Snack: almond & coconut bread with natural peanut butter
  • Lunch: left over tempeh curry, with coconut creme, broccoli, kale, fresh ginger, garlic, spices topped with a boiled egg
  • Snack: handful of almonds
  • Dinner: cauliflower rice with garlic and butter, with diced lamb, fennel, mushrooms, and spinach
  • Snack: Another slice of you guessed it homemade almond & coconut bread
  • Beverages: Water x1L, Green tea x4 cups, rooibos tea x1, dandelion tea x1

Yours in health
Chelsea xx