I had intended to monitor my blood glucose and ketones every 24 hours, but forgot to do it on Monday.
The first reading I took was on Tuesday at 11 am (41hours) was disappointing.
Blood glucose 4.8 mmol/l,
Blood ketones 0.8 mmol/l
Dr Boz Ratio: 108
The second reading taken at 5 pm (47 hours) improved slightly, but still disappointing to me.
Blood glucose 4.6 mmol/l,
Blood ketones 0.9 mmol/l
Dr Boz Ratio: 92
Just before I ended the fast at 6 pm (72 hours) my readings were:
Blood glucose 4.9 mmol/l,
Blood ketones 2.5 mmol/l
Dr Boz Ratio: 35.5
I was happy with that. I had achieved autophagy. It was my aim to give my immune system a boost when I ventured on this fast. I achieved it. However, I was not entirely happy with the final blood glucose reading. I had expected it to be lower. I think my cortisol level is elevated due to a stressful year I have had. I hope as life begins to settle down and as I take steps to work on my stress levels, cortisol will improve.
I plan to go on another long fast in a couple of months' time.