11th January – Raspberry Ketones do work…

I did a 7 mile run today and really do feel that these ketone things are doing what they are meant to.

This is my fifth day of a very low carb, high fat and protein diet. The last time I tried this back in the summer it was in the lead up to the 20 mile Chevy Chase in Northumberland. I deliberately took no refreshment with me and started out with legs like lead. No matter, I told myself my body will soon be forced to start burning fat for food, just keep with it. It didn’t happen though I just got worse and worse and more fatigued and only got through by monopolising the checkpoint jelly babies in the latter stages. I have had more than a few issues with food etc. and had felt that things were slowly getting worse. My take from the Chevy Chase was that my body just wasn’t capable of burning fat at any decent rate and that this probably was something to do with insulin resistance.

I have been taking raspberry ketones on a daily basis for about 3 months now. Not for any particular reasoned basis but just that they seemed interesting and there was the Holland & Barrett penny sale which meant I ended up with two bottles of the stuff.

Anyhow today I started off thinking my legs were going to feel like lead after several days without carbs but they didn’t and I felt good throughout. Ok I wasn’t running at any pace just trundling along but still this was quite unexpected. So maybe the raspberry ketones had played a part in improving my body’s ability to burn fat. Not really sure but I’m certainly going to keep taking them for the time being.

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