I found (finally) low fat chicken fingers with no trans or saturated fats and no hormones, etc(posted here, https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=263.new#new
I'm down 54lbs since april 2nd, which means I'm well on the way to winning the contest Im in for weight loss(I've kept the muscle via eggwhites, epedrine(http://www.drumlib.com/dp/000002.htm
), and weight lifting...Im nearly under 200lbs, I will be when the contest ends 11th, and I feel so good about life, more energy, focus better
I can't tell if its the low carb diet Im on or the fact Im doing what I told myself I'd do,(lose fat, win this contest) or just eating food that I would never ever gorge on.
Hmmm, likely a combo, but I have 3 clones of myself, so I'll figure it out...I need to throw them in the wood chipper sooner or later.)(tax reasons)
Low-carb diets, fasting and euphoria: Is there a link between ketosis and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)?
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia.
Anecdotal evidence links the initial phase of fasting or a low-carbohydrate diet with feelings of well-being and mild euphoria. These feelings have often been attributed to ketosis, the production of ketone bodies which can replace glucose as an energy source for the brain. One of these ketone bodies, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), is an isomer of the notorious drug of abuse, GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate). GHB is also of interest in relation to its potential as a treatment for alcohol and opiate dependence and narcolepsy-associated cataplexy. Here I hypothesize that, the mild euphoria often noted with fasting or low-carbohydrate diets may be due to shared actions of BHB and GHB on the brain. Specifically, I propose that BHB, like GHB, induces mild euphoria by being a weak partial agonist for GABA(B) receptors. I outline several approaches that would test the hypothesis, including receptor binding studies in cultured cells, perception studies in trained rodents, and psychometric testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans. These and other studies investigating whether BHB and GHB share common effects on brain chemistry and mood are timely and warranted, especially when considering their structural similarities and the popularity of ketogenic diets and GHB as a drug of abus