Today is the day of retesting.  I have repeated the same lab work that I did on day 1.  I won’t get those results until next week.

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I also headed over to 5 Star Nutrition at University Village to get my repeat testing of body weight, fat %, etc.  My take away?  Basically, I got smaller.

Looks (and Feelings) Can Be Deceiving

I feel that I look slimmer, I see more pronounced veins.  I feel that my pants fit looser in the waist.  I feel that I was training better and recovering better (once adapted).  I have had a number of people say that I look leaner.  But when it comes to my measurements, there really isn’t that much change (on paper).

Initial (7/31/18):

Weight: 163.9 lbs

Body Fat Mass: 12 lbs

Skeletal Muscle Mass: 86.9 lbs

Percent Body Fat: 7.4%

Basal Metabolic Rate: 1858 kcal

Follow Up (8/31/18):

Weight: 161.5 lbs

Body Fat Mass: 11.8 lbs

Skeletal Muscle Mass: 86.2 lbs

Percent Body Fat: 7.3%

Basal Metabolic Rate: 1836 kcal


If anything, it was a great exercise in self-discipline.  Being surrounded by food items I love but not once even tasting anything other than what I was going to eat for the month.  Not one piece of watermelon, not a morsel of roasted cauliflower, and not even a spoonful of guacamole.   If my lab work comes back virtually unchanged, was this a waste of time and effort?  I don’t think so.  It challenged me.  It gave me something to look forward to.  And it got many conversations going about nutrition with people that seemed to have zero interest in it previously.

Again, thanks for following the journey.   It’s not quite over as I will update about the lab results when I get those in.  As I look for my next self experiment, I’m leaning towards doing the 5 day Fasting Mimicking Diet.   If you have a desire to join me, check out the hyperlink and be sure to use the code: ProPerkins to order your materials.  This would be something great to do as a collective.

If you want to be included, feel free to jump on my ‘30 Ways for 30 Days‘ email series to be sure you get updates as the dates get closer.


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