Labs After One Year! Please Critique, Challenge, Advise...
For those curious, here are some highlights after my tumultuous year. It was a wonderful and stressful time that included a 100% career change, switching shifts, staring grad school, and getting engaged! Oh, and living _somewhat_ bulletproof.
In case you want points of reference for the data below: I do BPIF just about every weekdays, excluding from holidays or when traveling. My typical day consists of 2 contigo mugs with coffee and 1-2 tbs of grass-fed butter, 1 tsp mct, & xylitol, cacao powder vanilla and/or cinnamon). I eat a lot of pastured eggs, pastured/organic chicken, fish, bacon and grass fed beef 2-3x a month.
I did too little exercising and too much eating out this past year. This is because of poor planning and not successfully balancing my health with work, personal life and graduate school. Done with the excuses! I have a lot of carbohydrates most evenings which prevent me from pushing far or at all into ketosis. I think this might be holding me back. I have protein-fasted once, with AMAZING results.
Current supplements: Vitamins A, D, K2, B12, copper, Krill or fish oil, iodine, selenium, magnesium at amounts right at or around the recommendations.
Total Cholesterol 203
Apo B 95
25-Hydroxy Vitamin D 65
Vitamin b12 1796 (!!!)
RBC Magnesium 5.7
My observations and thoughts:
- LDL, triglycerides, and apo B are all higher than I'd hoped. I'm hoping this is think this is more to blaming this on doing very little exercise. To improve them, I've started more frequent and consistent high-intensity exercise. Sprint intervals, pull-ups, kettle bells, etc 2-3x per week. Also less snacking on nuts and less going off the bandwagon at suppertime or at the family's house on weekends. I will really miss massaman curry and the occasional slice of cheesecake.
- My hs-CRP (Inflammation) is awesome! Woo?
- My vitamin B12 level is from one jarrow methyl b-12 lozenge per day. Plus lots of meat, fish, and eggs. Should I even bother continuing to supplement this or quit while I'm ahead?
Advice, opinion, fire away!