Here’s a typical day for me:
Wake up at eight. Take vitamin B and biotin on empty stomach. I have a coffee with a little milk and lots of 35% cream. I put 3 tabs of Equal in it to sweeten it. I know, it’s shit, but that’s the only shit I’ll take in the day (unless you count vitamins as shit). So that’s about 1 gr. of carbs because of the milk and cream, and 10 gr of fat, 90 calories.
First meal between 10 am and noon: 250 gr. Rib eye steak with salt and pepper cooked in two tbsp of ghee and 200 gr. of steamed bok choy with a tbsp of butter. (2 gr. of carbs in the bok choy, 130 gr. of protein, 40gr of fat, 650 calories in the meal). May replace the rib eye by a pork chop cooked in 2 tbsp of lard. After the meal, 2 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil (0 carbs, 230 extra calories). Drink either water or cold jiaogulan tea (also called Gynostemma , no caffeine, tons of properties especially for the brain and as an anticancer). Sometimes I replace the bok choy by the infused jiaogulan leaves, as it has tons on amino acid and can be eaten as a vegetable (1 carb). I will drink cold jiaogulan throughout the day. It helps improve hormone imbalances and is 3-4 times more potent than ginseng. (http://jiaogulan.com/what-is-jiaogulan.htm)
Than I have my after meal vitamins: Lots of vitamin D2 and D3 (like 11000 ui) vitamin C, Zinc gluconate and a man multivitamin containing selenium and folic acid among all regular vitamins. I also wear a copper bracelet to make sure the zinc does not imbalance the copper in my body.
In the after noon, if I’ve been sweating because of a work out or because I rode my bike under Bangkok’s sun (38 celscius on a red light, with a 700cc engine making eat between my legs. very hot), I drink a mineral fizz of my composition: 6gr of magnesium chloride, 4 gr of potassium chloride, 100ml of lemon juice, 1.4 liter of water, 30 drops each of natural lemon extract and orange extract for flavor. I fill half a glass with that mixture, the other half with plain carbonated water. It’s delicious, re balances my electrolytes and prevents having too much sodium and not enough potassium and magnesium. It prevents leg cramps as well, which I get a lot otherwise.
On a work out day, I will also take a protein shake composed of water, 35% cream, 1 duck egg, 32gr. of whey protein isolate and some vanilla. (that’s 3 gr of carbs, 41 gr of protein, 40 gr of fat, 550 calories)
If I need to snack in the afternoon, I take either 30 gr almonds or 100 gr cheese, (or 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil. that really cuts hunger and provide plenty of energy)
Evening meal, before 6pm: either the same as for lucnh, or i replace the bok choy with spinach. Similar nutriments. I prefer bok choy as it contains DIM which inhibits the aromatase conversion of testosterone to estrogen. I will soon start juicing cruciferous along with celery for that purpose: low carbs, natural promotion of testosterone and androstenone, reduction of estrogen which is an antagonist to progesterone. Progesterone converts into allopregnanolone (for those without pfs) and along with the 5ar, I’m trying to get those two neurosteroids back on track.
Very often, I’m not too hungry at dinner because of all the calories taken already, so i would have a cup of gaspacho (Spanish cold soup compose of ketogenic beef bone broth, tomato juice, cucumbers, celeries and onions.) I would top it with a mix of feta cheese and olives, preserved in oil, and I make sure to put lots of the oil on top as well for energy. (I haven’t figured out the nutriments, but it would be lower in calories, fat and protein, but higher in carbs than the steak).
Some more jiaogulan in the evening and that’s it for the day.
Total 2300 calories, 230 gr. of calories, 125 gr of fat, 10-15 gr of carbs
That puts me between a ketogenic diet and a carnivore diet and makes me drift in and out of ketosis because of the extra protein. I also have 17 hours of fasting a day, but I guess I should eliminate the coffee in the morning to really do that.
Nonetheless, water taste sweet half of the time which is an indicator I’m in ketosis (that’s similar to fasting: the body breaks down heavy fat into smaller pieces called ketones, and burns them as if they were sugar with the help of insulin)
A ketogenic diet would be 180 gr of fat, 150 gr of protein and 23 gr of carbs.
A carnivore diet would be lower in fat, higher in protein, and 0 carbs. for 800 gr of beef and some butter.
About pfs, 95% of the neurological symptoms are gone. I used to have severe anxiety (to die for, you know what I’m talking about), severe insomnia, brain fog, speech slur, lack of coordination, extreme fatigue but can’t take a nap, inability to concentrate, lack of motivation, no desire to work, go out, see people, and severe muscle weakness: difficulty to walk, climb stairs, or just stand up. That’s all gone. I’m now focus, have plenty of energy, i’m well coordinated, I don’t get tired before bed time, I exercise, mostly weight lifting and swimming, and I have achieved things I never did my entire life: like 100 set up or 50 laps at the swimming pool, without a break. I can sleep 6 hours a night but still have to take sleeping pills.
Sexual side effects remained unchanged, although they were not severe to begin with. So I have a lack of sex drive, decreased sexual pleasure and sometimes cannot reach climax at all (which does not bother me because of the low sex drive). I’m still a little horny and find some girls attractive on the street, but in a kinda cute way instead of the “wow, bang, I really want to hump that chick”. (sorry for the language. But we’re all men here, the disease has feminized us, not to mention our society, so I think we should make efforts to keep speaking and acting like men as much as we can if we’re to get our testosterone back to normal. That’s my opinion, I’m not pc as you might have guessed and you don’t have to agree with me)
Other benefits from this diet, I mentioned in my first post above. I should add this diet makes diabetes impossible, greatly reduces risks of cancer, strokes and heart attacks, and altogether may add decades to your life.
So all of this does not cure pfs but aside from the discipline of the diet itself, I can pretty much have a normal life. (and my reduced sex drive is now at the same level as my wife, so it makes things simpler between us. I used to want to have sex 2-3 times a day… ha ha !)
Ps: If I have any sugar or large amounts of carbs, I’m back to anxiety, insomnia and brain fog. So carbs are out for me.
Ps2: I will have my blood tested again in 2 weeks. I curious about my cholesterol as well as my glycemic levels. Others on this diet has had abnormally healthy ratios of good vs bad cholesterol so I’m not too worried. I’ll also test all the usual stuff. Let me know if you want to know the results.
I wish you all a good quality of life while recovering.