Friday, June 28, 2013

Blasting Ketones

Best day EVER (on Seyfried's plan). Because I got my Newcastle Disease Virus shot on Wednesday, and flew home that evening, I decided to start a basic fast to use the weakness of my tumor cells against them.

When you implement a caloric restriction it weakens cancer cells, because they don't get enough food. It makes them tired and cranky, and weak, and it makes it hard for them to repair themselves. So my plan was to stay within the ketogenic principals, and drink lots of water, and eat as little possible for the days after the shot to potentiate the effects of the NDV. So yesterday I ate 270 calories, and today I only ate 282. I'm not strong enough to endure a water-only fast, so this is the next best thing for me. 

In the past few weeks I have been hovering in the 80-90 range for my fasting glucose (boooo). I've been so stressed about the pathology and all things tumor related that I have been seeing a massive physiological response. Since starting my fast I have remained between 55-65 and today I had my highest ketone reading of 5.1. YESSSSS!! 

Staying in Seyried's range is incredibly hard for me. I wish I was better at it, and I continue to try, but I am a food eater, and it's hard to eat a big meal and keep your blood glucose down. Tiny meals seem to be best, but coming as a burrito eating contest winner, it is hard for me to always be hungry. 

Anyway, I'm excited to think that I'm helping kill the tumor with my diet. 5.1 is thrilling! I can't wait to see what I get tomorrow.


  1. WHAT?!!!! Wooohooooooo! Jess - look at those fabulous numbers!!!!!!!!!! How awesome!!! Phew! Take note Dr. Seyfried!

    This is so darn exciting Jess. Keep me posted. YAY for you. Maybe now as you incorporate some calories your body can stay in this range. :) YAY!!!! xxoxoxoxoox

    Big love from NYC,

    Steph and John

  2. Excellent news. I found that when I stuck to 400 cals/day, after a while I was in the zone and could stay there without any more hunger than usual between meals. That said, I broke the diet - thinking I could go out to eat with friends and then get right back on the wagon - NOT! I am now storing up will power to get back in to the zone. Seyfried talks about a long term plan of careful diet cycling, so maybe going from strict ketogenic to a few weeks of modified Atkins, e.g. I am thinking I will get with a nutritionist to put together a cycling plan. Wish you all the best.


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