SugarFree Protocol – Kaz

Kaz will be joining us on April 13, 2020 – but please take a moment to read her story and welcome her now.

Kaz’s Introduction

Hello, all. I’m 59, 5′ 6″, and weigh 245 pounds. Actually, I’m a bit taller, and that half-inch is important. 😉 The results of my metabolic blood tests (which I had to pay for myself, since my doctor refused to order them) show that I’m Insulin Resistant in the early stages of Diabetes, Hyperinsulinemic, and clinically Hypothyroid, with damaged kidneys and NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease). I’ve got very high levels of inflammation, too. It all makes me feel stiff and very old. None of this really comes as a shock but hearing it explained so baldly is a little depressing.

Last summer I weighed over 270, but lost some pounds through various fad diets that SugarFree explained did more harm than good, and what i lost was probably lean muscle mass as my insulin kept rising. I’ve done a few low calorie diets and tried many different ways of eating over the years – but since turning forty, the pounds have just increased. Sometimes my weight stabilizes briefly, but the general trend is always up.

I never really believed the hype of eating less and moving more but tried it a few times in case the ‘powers that be’ were correct and I was wrong: rowing 6 days a week, and exercising at the gym. But SugarFree and her stupendous dedication to research have shown that I was right to dismiss it. I intend to give my all to Protocol since I have failed to find the solution on my own.

I’m looking forward to starting, but the background work and daily logs are daunting. I can see the promised land but can’t quite believe I’ll get there. I have my fingers and toes crossed and am trusting Protocol. I’ve read all the other Participant’s journals an hope to get those results myself. I look forward to having abundant energy again, and to feeling warm in winter. And bonus: being willing to look at myself in the mirror!

Thanks for any support any of you can offer. Let the fat burning begin!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 4/13

Weight: 245 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 48.5″
Waist: 50″
Hips: 52″

Meal:
– 1 T butter
– .75 T duck fat
– 11 oz pork chop, lean and fat eaten, bone in
– 8 oz chard
– 5 oz green beans
– 4 oz potato, white with skin

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 796
– Fat: 45.7 grams (52%)
– Protein: 58.1 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 38.1 grams (19%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

I’m doing well on the first day, no hunger and feeling full.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 4/14

Weight: 244.4 = down .6 pound

Meal:
– 1.25 T butter
– 1 T beef dripping
– 8 oz sockeye salmon
– 8 oz spinach
– 5 oz sugarsnap peas
– 3 oz brown rice

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 853
– Fat: 50.7 grams (53%)
– Protein: 61.1 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 38 grams (18%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 99
1-hour PP (after meal): 117
2-hour PP (after meal): 124

Getting slightly quicker with my morning routine. I even had time for a 30 minute walk before work. I was pleasantly surprised at yesterday’s blood sugars; today not so much. SugarFree told me they may get worse before they get better as my insulin level lowers. The rice was lovely; I haven’t had it in a long time.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 4/15

Weight: 241.8 = down 2.6 pounds

Meal:
– 12.5 oz Lamb chop
– 8 oz Kale
– 5 oz Broccoli
– .75 T butter
– 2 oz sweet potato

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 868
– Fat: 52 grams (53%)
– Protein: 56.5 grams (25%)
– Carbs: 43.5 grams (22%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 108
1-hour PP (after meal): 117
2-hour PP (after meal): 115

I had a bad night’s sleep, and felt dehydrated this morning. Perked up after a walk in the spring sunshine. I just managed to finish all my meal.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 4 – 4/16

Weight: 241.1 = down .7 pound

Meal:
– 8 oz lambs liver
– 8 oz spinach
– 9 oz asparagus
– 1.5 T butter
– 1.5 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 764
– Fat: 49 grams (58%)
– Protein: 58.5 grams (31%)
– Carbs: 22.2 grams (11%)

Ketostix: negative

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 119
2-hour PP (after meal): 110

I’m a bit dehydrated, but not as much as yesterday. I loved my liver fried in butter, and was totally full after eating.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 5 – 4/17

Weight: 240.5 = down .6 pound

Meal:
– 14 oz chicken thighs
– 8 oz chard
– 12 oz fennel
– 1.5 T butter
– 1 oz cannelini beans

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 793
– Fat: 50 grams (57%)
– Protein: 61 grams (31%)
– Carbs: 24.6 grams (12%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 101
1-hour PP (after meal): 111.6
2-hour PP (after meal): 111.6

No dehydration this morning. Feeling quite perky and motivated to work. Fennel, chopped and sautéed, was gorgeous and a fine, crunchy, contrast to my other ingredients. A good sign: my keto stix showed a bit of color today!

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 6 – 4/18

Weight: 240.7 = up .2 pound

Meal:
– 8.5 oz Mackerel fillets
– 8 oz kale
– 5 oz globe artichoke hearts
– .75 T butter
– 1 T duck fat
– 2 T sour cream
– 1 oz butternut squash

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 853
– Fat: 51.6 grams (54%)
– Protein: 59 grams (28%)
– Carbs: 38.2 grams (18%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 92
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 106

Not a good night’s sleep, last night. I woke up every 2-3 hrs. It’s Saturday, so I had a lie-in. Lunch was lower volume today and I was ready for it.

Protocol Round 1, Week 1, Day 7 – 4/19

Weight: 239.1 = down 1.6 pounds

Meal:
– 9 oz beef top sirloin
– 8 oz spinach
– 5 oz green beans
– .75 T butter
– .75 T duck fat
– 2 oz parsnips

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 828
– Fat: 51.9 grams (56%)
– Protein: 61.6 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 28.5 grams (14%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 92
1-hour PP (after meal): 98
2-hour PP (after meal): 108

I had an in-depth talk with SugarFree today, and I’m feeling motivated. Food-wise, another good day. It was lovely to have a large, juicy steak, and the parsnip was oh, so tasty. I felt hungry around 6 pm but resisted temptation and slept with only a couple of interruptions. I can add a salad tomorrow!

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 1 – 4/20

Weight: 237.6 = down 1.5 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 47.5″ = down 1″
Waist: 48.5″ = down 1.5″
Hips: 51.5″ = down .5″

From other areas = down 2″

Meal:
– 4 oz pork chop, bone-in
– 8 oz spinach
– 5 oz artichoke hearts
– .75 T butter
– .5 T duck fat
– 2 oz carrots
– 5 large eggs

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 804
– Fat: 50.8 grams (57%)
– Protein: 60.1 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 26.6 grams (13%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 94
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 106

Very hungry by the time I ate. I thought about having a lettuce salad with olive oil as well as lunch but the 5 egg omelette looked so large I didn’t make one. That was a good decision. 🙂 I’m very pleased with my inch and weight losses!

Kaz, you lost a spectacular 8.5 pounds in a single week. Some of that was water, but not all. How can you tell? You lost an amazing 5 inches of fat. And you worked hard to achieve that. A Gold Star for the week! 

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 2 – 4/21

Weight: 237.6 = no change

Meal:
– 8.5 oz lambs liver
– 8 oz chard
– 5 oz broccoli
– 1.5 T butter
– 1.5 T duck fat
– 2 oz brown rice
– 4 oz romaine lettuce
– 1 oz cherry tomato
– 2 oz cucumber

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 843
– Fat: 50.3 grams (53%)
– Protein: 60.4 grams (28%)
– Carbs: 40.9 grams (19%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 122

I ate late later, and it was much easier to eat everything. Even a small amount of romaine was a lot of lettuce, but crunchy!

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 3 – 4/22

Weight: 237.8 = up .2 pound

Meal:
– 8 oz sockeye salmon
– 8 oz kale
– 9 oz asparagus
– .5 T butter
– 1.5 T duck fat
– 1 T soured cream
– 2 oz white potato, with skin
– 1 oz celery

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 891
– Fat: 49 grams (51%)
– Protein: 63 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 42.9 grams (20%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88.2
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 121

The sour cream was nice with the potato and asparagus.

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 4 – 4/23

Weight: 235.8 = down 2 pounds

– 13 oz chicken thigh
– 8 oz spinach
– 12 oz fennel
– .75 T butter
– 1 oz spaghetti, wholewheat
– 3 oz zucchini
– .75 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 891
– Fat: 49.9 grams (56%)
– Protein: 59.9 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 28.7 grams (14%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 94
1-hour PP (after meal): 117
2-hour PP (after meal): 113

I fell back in love with chicken, and used the juices to moisten my pasta. The braised fennel was tasty, too. Meal planning is getting a bit quicker. Interesting to note that though my weight has fluctuated in tiny amounts, it has gone steadily down.

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 5 – 4/24

Weight: 236.5 = up .7 pound

Meal:
– 12.5 oz lamb chop
– 8 oz chard
– 5 oz sugar snap peas
– .25 T butter
– .25 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 810
– Fat: 55 grams (61%)
– Protein: 60.1 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 18.7 grams (9%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 101
1-hour PP (after meal): 106
2-hour PP (after meal): 117

Lamb is my favourite. I cook it a little longer as I don’t like it pink. As a bit of mint in vinegar wouldn’t go amiss, next time.

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 6 – 4/25

Weight: 235.8 = down .7 pound

Meal:
– 10.5 oz cod
– 8 oz chard
– 5 oz runner beans
– 1.25 T butter
– 1 T sour cream
– 2.25 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 754
– Fat: 48.5 grams (58%)
– Protein: 60.2 grams (32%)
– Carbs: 19.2 grams (10%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 95
1-hour PP (after meal): 115
2-hour PP (after meal): 115

Lightly cooked string beans must be the best vegetable on the planet; can’t wait for summer until home-grown ones are available. Feeling perky after eating, instead of wanting to sleep. 

Protocol Round 1, Week 2, Day 7 – 4/26

Weight: 234.7 = down .9 pound

Meal:
– 7.5 oz sirloin steak
– 8 oz spinach
– 12 oz broccoli raab
– 1 T butter
– 1 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 799
– Fat: 53.9 grams (61%)
– Protein: 60.6 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 17.9 grams (9%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 85
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 112

Had a lovely walk across the fields in warm sunshine with a super blue sky, and i was really ready for lunch when I returned. I was a bit tempted by the chocolate and chips in the market but felt no pressure to buy, though I’m sure I’d demolish them if I did.

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 1 – 4/27

Weight: 234.7 = no change

Measurements:
Bust: 47″ = down .5″
Waist: 48″ = down .5″
Hips: 51″ = down .5″

From other areas = down 1.5″

Meal:
– 9 oz sockeye salmon
– 8 oz chard
– 12 oz fennel
– 1.25 T butter
– 1.25 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 797
– Fat: 53.2 grams (60%)
– Protein: 60.9 grams (31%)
– Carbs: 18.6 grams (9%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 106
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

I’m starting Week 3 – it feels amazing! I know it will take a few years to reach my goals, but the days are flying by.

I tried what I (mistakenly) thought was Protocol on my own last year by ‘picking’ a Participant who looked like me, but never got the blood sugar or fat loss results I’m getting now. Though SugarFree did tell me, I finally get why Protocol works for everyone: it’s individually designed for everyone!

Do you know what it feels like to lose another three inches of fat, and over ten pounds since I began – after buying ever bigger clothes for years? It feels GREAT and a little bit surreal. I threw out all my smaller clothes except for some really nice jeans. I’m on my way.

Another great week, and another Gold Star. Well done! 

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 2 – 4/28

Weight: 234.5 = down .2 pound

Meal:
– 4 large eggs
– 4.5 oz pork chop
– 8 oz broccoli
– 5 oz green beans
– 1 T butter
– .25 T duck fat
– 1 oz sweet potato

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 830
– Fat: 49.6 grams (54%)
– Protein: 61.8 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 34 grams (16%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 94
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 104

Some meals are more filling than others. When I have eggs, I fill up quickly. SugarFree said I could add a watercress salad to my meal if I was still hungry after eating, but I wasn’t. I’m happy my blood sugar numbers are getting better.

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 3 – 4/29

Weight: 233.4 = down .9 pound

Meal:
– 13 oz chicken thigh
– 8 oz spinach
– 9 oz asparagus
– 1 oz brown rice
– .25 T butter
– .5 T duck fat
– .5 T sour cream

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 843
– Fat: 53.3 grams (57%)
– Protein: 63.4 grams (30%)
– Carbs: 27.3 grams (13%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 106
1-hour PP (after meal): 112
2-hour PP (after meal): 113

Back in the red ink again, as all my blood sugars were up. I slept better than I have done recently, though. SugarFree suggested taking melatonin before bed as we make less and less of it as we age – and it’s also been shown to help regulate blood sugars at night, so perhaps it’s starting to help. Last night was only the second time I’ve taken it. 

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 4 – 4/30

Weight: 234.1 = up .7 pound

Meal:
– 9 oz lamb liver
– 8 oz kale
– 5 oz string beans
– 1.5 T butter
– 1.5 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 857
– Fat: 51 grams (54%)
– Protein: 62.2 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 37.4 grams (17%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 113

I’m so glad I’m not using my scale as a guide to how I’m doing. Despite losing over 8″ of fat already, the scales have been fluctuating. My weight is a really bad guide for how to eat to lose weight.

Kaz, one reason is that fat – as opposed to muscle or water – weighs almost nothing. The truest tool for gauging progress is your measuring tape. As you’ve already discovered. 

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 5 – 5/1

Weight:  scale broken

Meal:
– 10.5 oz sardines
– 8 oz broccoli
– 2 oz Hass avocado
– 1 T butter
– 1 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 762
– Fat: 46.5 grams (57%)
– Protein: 65.8 grams (28%)
– Carbs: 20 grams (15%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 95
1-hour PP (after meal): 97
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Though it looked like a lot less food today, thsn usual, it was a struggle to eat it all. But I perservered and finished my meal. And great blood sugars – no red ink! 

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 6 – 5/2

Weight: no scale

Meal:
– 9 oz sirloin steak
– 8 oz spinach
– 5 oz sugarsnap peas
– 1 T butter
– 1 T duck fat

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 845
– Fat: 58 grams (62%)
– Protein: 62.4 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 18.4 grams (9%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 95
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 95

No interested in eating anything today, but I ate my meal because I need those nutrients.

Protocol Round 1, Week 3, Day 7 – 5/3

Weight: 233.5 – down .6 pound

Meal:
– 14 oz lamb chop
– 8 oz chard
– 5 oz green beans
– .5 T butter
– .5 T duck fat
– 1 oz wholemeal bread

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 831
– Fat: 51.7 grams (62%)
– Protein: 60.6 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 30.9 grams (9%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal):103

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 1 – 5/4

Weight: 232.8 = down .7 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 46″ = down 1.5″
Waist: 48″ = down .5″
Hips: 50.5″ = down 1″

From other areas = down 2″

Meal:
– 4.5 oz pork chop
– 4 large eggs
– 8 oz broccoli
– 9 oz asparagus
– 1 T butter
– 1 T duck fat
– 1 oz brown rice

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 831
– Fat: 59.3 grams (58%)
– Protein: 64.4 grams (28%)
– Carbs: 33 grams (14%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 108
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

I believe I have Covid-19, hopefully a mild case. 🙁

I’ve only been following Protocol for three weeks, but I’ve lost an amazing amount of fat – 2 inches from around my waist alone! I measured each area more than three times to make sure. My muffin top no longer folds over to meet my belly. Honestly, I didn’t believe this could happen three weeks ago. For the first time in years I feel optomistic. Thank you, SugarFree.

Kaz, congratulations! You’ve lost a full 13 inches of fat in just 21 days – AND 5% of your body weight. Doctors would consider that a major achievement in six months. But you’re the one who’s been doing the (sometimes frustrating) work, and have been willing to set old ideas aside to learn new ones. Well done! Hope you’re back to full health soon. Having had Covid early on, it’s a lousy bug to have. 

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 2 – 5/5

Weight: 233.25 = up .5 pound

Meal:
– 15 oz chicken thigh
– 8 oz spinach
– 5 oz green beans
– .75 T butter
– 1 T duck fat
– 1 T sour cream
– 1 oz sweet potato

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 831
– Fat: 59.4 grams (60%)
– Protein: 66 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 24.6 grams (11%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 104
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

Feeling better today.

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 3 – 5/6

Weight: 233.75 = up .5 pound

Meal:
– 10 oz mackerel
– 8 oz chard
– 12 oz fennel
– .75 T butter
– .5 T duck fat
– 1 oz carrot
– 1 egg

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 895
– Fat: 60.5 grams (61%)
– Protein: 65.8 grams (29%)
– Carbs: 21.7 grams (10%)

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 95
1-hour PP (after meal): 113
2-hour PP (after meal): 107

I feel ‘lighter’ today despite the scale reading, which clearly isn’t a good judge of fat loss.

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 4 – 5/7

Weight: 233.75 = no change

Meal: PIM 

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 95
1-hour PP (after meal): 106
2-hour PP (after meal): 110

I still feel off-color, so SugarFree has me on PIM (Protocol Illness Menu) for a few days. Hopefully I’ll soon get my appetite back. 

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 5 – 5/8

Weight: 231.75 = down 2 pounds

Meal: PIM

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 94
1-hour PP (after meal): 95
2-hour PP (after meal): 92

I feel much better today and my blood sugars are a nice bonus. Plus, the scale finally caught up with me! 

Kaz – lovely PPs, a definite sign of your being better. Same with the scale. When the body needs to do repairs – whether from illness or rebuilding muscle aftef a strenuous workout – it needs a lot of water to do it, and retains it. Sometimes for days. That’s why you saw the scale tick up a bit this week. Just water retention, now whoosed away as you’ve recovered. 

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 6 – 5/9

Weight: 231.75 = no change

Meal:
– 8 oz shrimp
– 8 oz broccoli
– 2 T butter
– 2 T duck fat
– 5 oz green beans
– 1 oz wholewheat spaghetti

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 850
– Fat: 53.7 grams (57%)
– Protein: 56.8 grams (27%)
– Carbs: 34.8 grams (16%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 106

Back to a normal Protocol meal. I was extremely hungry but 8 oz of shrimp was a challenge. I was a bit more creative with my cooking than usual, and added a pinch of chilli powder and some garlic. The spaghetti, didn’t help my blood sugars.

Protocol Round 1, Week 4, Day 7 – 5/10

Weight: 231.75 = no change

Meal:
– 9 oz lambs liver
– 8 oz chard
– 2 T butter
– 1.75 T duck fat
– 9 oz asparagus

Fitday stats:
– Calories: 870
– Fat: 59 grams (61%)
– Protein: 61.9 grams (28%)
– Carbs: 22.9 grams (11%)

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 95

Protocol Round One is complete. I had a detailed talk about Maintenance with SugarFree today. It will be nice having more to eat. And it’s a stepping stone to food freedom and slimness!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 1 – 5/11

Weight: 231.25 = down .5 pound

Measurements:
Bust: 46″ = no change
Waist: 48″ = no change
Hips: 50″ = down .5″

From other areas = down 2″

Ketostix: moderate

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 86
2-hour PP (after meal): 104

3-hour PP (after meal): 113

4-hour PP (after meal): 112

I coped well with the changes on my first day of Maintenance. While taking my measurements, I saw that the cellulite of my still chubby thighs was much smoother; there was almost none visible! 

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 2 – 5/12

Weight: 231.25 = no change

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 72
2-hour PP (after meal): 112
3-hour PP (after meal): 121
4-hour PP (after meal): 104

I’m full, and not at all hungry after eating such a big meal. Now that my high insulin has dropped a bit thanks to Protocol, my blood sugar pattern is showing itself for what it really is: Metabolic Syndrome XX. Which as SugarFree explained on that thread, means “lazy” insulin and runaway gluconeogenisis, which often shows itself by postprandial blood sugars rising for too long instead of dropping in the second hour.

The only treatment for this (aka PCOS) is Metformin, and luckily for me I began taking it a few weeks ago.

I’ve been trying spicy kimchi to see if I like it, as SugarFree says it is good for my microbiome. Which helps manage the metabolism and the immune system. I like the taste better the more fermented it is.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 3 – 5/13

Weight: 230.75 = down.5 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 121
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

It still takes me a long time to eat, but there must be no backsliding if I am to reach my goals. I’m experimenting with different ways to reduce the volume of veggies while still keeping it tasty.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 4 – 5/14

Weight: 231.25 = up .5 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 99
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 108

Computer troubles today, so I’m more stressed than usual. I’m glad my blood sugars haven’t reacted badly so far.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 5 – 5/15

Weight: 229.75 = down 1.5 pounds

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 103
1-hour PP (after meal): 83
2-hour PP (after meal): 104

No starchy carb today to help resteady my sugars. Appears to have worked. I’m looking forward to going out somewhere quiet and green at the weekend even though it’s forecast not to warm up until next week.

Kaz, how does it feel to have gone from the 240’s to the 220’s in just a month? About six months from now, I bet you’ll be in Onederland. Well done! 👌

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 6 – 5/16

Weight: 229.5 = down .25 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 104
1-hour PP (after meal):104
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

I’ve got a runny nose that I hope is just a touch of hayfever. I’m a little disappointed that my blood sugars still react so poorly to even a small amount of starchy carbs.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 1, Day 7 – 5/17

Weight: 230.5 = up 1 pound

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 110
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

Sugarfree says that my one pound overnight increase is just water, and a sign that my metabolism is beginning to heal. As she’s written here before, a big bounce up like that means some of my fat cells have emptied out so much, they’re on the verge of dying. To prevent that, and hoping that I’ll go back to eating as I used to, my brain temporarily fills the cells with water.

When I continue on Protocol instead though, that excess water should be released in a week or so.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 1 – 5/18

Weight: 230.5 = no change

Measurements:
Bust: 46″ = no change
Waist: 47.5″ = down .5″
Hips: 49.5″ = down .5″

From other areas = down 1″

Ketostix: small

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 101
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

The end of my first week on Maintenance, and I’m suprised my middle is shrinking despite eating loads more food and lots more fat. I am really pleased! I plan to make SugarFree’s Beurre Blanc sauce (on the recipe page) this week – so wish me luck!

I’ve also noticed that the skin on my elbows is softer without having to use any moisturiser. Must be all the lovely fat.

Kaz – a great week! Lovely blood sugars, and you lost another 2 inches of fat while eating far more this week than at anytime in the ladt month. A full half-inch from your waist. So much for CICO! Or the scale being a true measurement of anything important. Keep up the good work!

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 2 – 5/19

Weight: 228.5 = down 2 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 104
1-hour PP (after meal): 92
2-hour PP (after meal): 97

Despite a bad night’s sleep – look at me. I lost all the water weight from yesterday, plus another pound. And my blood sugars are gorgeous even while eating sweet potato! My metabolism is finally starting to heal. 🙂

The beurre blanc was a great success. It totally transformed my vegetables and even a half portion was very filling. It really is the easiest French sauce to make.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 3 – 5/20

Weight: 228.25 = down .25 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 99
1-hour PP (after meal): 104
2-hour PP (after meal): 106

I tried on a size smaller pair of pants today. They fit!

Congratulations! That’s a big step forward. 

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 4 – 5/21

Weight: 229.25 = up 1 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 103
2-hour PP (after meal): 101

I’m looking out on the glorious, warm sunshine. I can’t get outside because of work, but eating a lush ripe avocado was a solace. I know I shouldn’t think anything about gaining a pound back, but when I got on the scale this morning I did, and am annoyed at myself for still going there.

SugarFree says that after having it drummed into women’s heads forever by everyone that only scale weight matters (always out of context, like muscle weight) – it takes a long time to get over it. Onward! 

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 5 – 5/22

Weight: 228.25 = down 1 pound

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 104
1-hour PP (after meal): 108
2-hour PP (after meal): 94

Wow – according to my BMI, I’m no longer morbidly obese, but am merely obese. WOOHOO! And that overnight pound gain disappeared – overnight. SugarFree, it’s amazing, thank you!

Kaz, you’re welcome. But you’ve done all the work, and now you’re beginning to reap your well-deserved rewards. 🌷👍🌻

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 6 – 5/23

Weight: 225.25 = down 3 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 88
1-hour PP (after meal): 108
2-hour PP (after meal): 103

Shrimp are one of my favourite foods after lamb.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 2, Day 7 – 5/24

Weight: 228.5 = up 3.5 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 97
1-hour PP (after meal): 115
2-hour PP (after meal): 106

I have sunken ridges of both thighs just above the knee. It’s fat loss, which is fabulous. SugarFree did say that Protocol would resculpt my body,which is fine by me. 🙂 Can’t wait to take my measurements tomorrow.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 1 – 5/25

Weight: 225.5 = down 3 pounds

Measurements:
Bust: 45.5″ = down .5″
Waist: 47″ = down .5″
Hips: 49.5″ = no change

From other areas = no change

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 104
1-hour PP (after meal): 117
2-hour PP (after meal): 115

I’m easing off on the sweet carbs like sugarsnap peas and tomatoes, as my blood sugars are telling me I’ve pushed things a bit too too far, too fast. It’s great that my waist has finally started to shrink – hooray! My Mum even asked me if I’d lost weight when I delivered food to her today.

Maintenance Round 1, Week 3, Day 2 – 5/26

Weight: 228.25 = up 2.75 pounds

Ketostix: trace

Blood Glucose:
Fasting: 108
1-hour PP (after meal): 112
2-hour PP (after meal): 104

Got hot again last night as soon as my head hit the pillow. I was fat-burning again. 

Kaz – body heat may connote *excess* fat burning, OR thermogenesis from the 1/3 calories your body temporarily put there after your meal. That gets used up first – just after you go to sleep. That’s what you felt last night. The process takes several hours.

IF that proves insufficient to that day’s needs, only then will lipolysis take place, usually at 3 to 5 in the morning if you’ve gone to bed at a normal hour and are still asleep.

 

 

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4 Responses to SugarFree Protocol – Kaz

  1. Diane says:

    Kaz:

    Congratulations on finding SugarFree. This will be a life changer for you in so many ways. Grasp all of her knowledge she imparts to you and you will benefit so much more than weight loss.

    Best of luck to you. Stay focused.

    Diane

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    Hey, Diane – good to hear from you again. I hope you’re doing well and staying safe!

    SugarFree

  2. Kaz says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, Diane, it really helps.

    Kaz

  3. Kassia says:

    I’m watching your progress eagerly, Kaz! You’re doing great!

    Kassia

    • Kaz says:

      Thank you, Kassia. Very encouraging to know I’ve got a follower 😀 It’s been tough but oh, so surprisingly successful so far!

      Kaz

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