This is a more modern Justice League. Looks like decent weather in Winnipeg today.
Mutant Diet Phase 3 Day 117
Nothing proceeds quite as expected in this ultra lo-carb approach. I had a planned beer night cheat last night and I was expecting the beer to hit me harder than normal due to the strictness of the previous four days. Not so. The beer tasted fine and my reactions too it were completely normal and uneventful. I arose at the same time today and rode my bike. I’m a bit more tired, but not feeling off.
My body is quickly realizing that I’m back at ultra lo-carb and it’s starting to whine in its normal way.
One of the discussions last night touched on glucose and the brain. I knew that the brain needed glucose, but I wondered in my strangling the supply was pissing off my brain. So web searches to the rescue.
This section jumped out at me.
The mammalian brain depends on glucose as its main source of energy. In the adult brain, neurons have the highest energy demand, requiring continuous delivery of glucose from blood. In humans, the brain accounts for ~2% of the body weight, but it consumes ~20% of glucose-derived energy making it the main consumer of glucose (~5.6 mg glucose per 100 g human brain tissue per minute).
I wonder if I think harder if my brain will use up more glucose.