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Old 02-23-2014, 15:06   #3081
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David posted while I was typing and I think he is right. Ketosis seems to take some time to change and your ratio is probably more important than keeping your carbs so low. Generally they say carbs need to be under 50 to get into ketosis.

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91 today (5.0) They are predicting a very good chance of rain starting Wednesday so I cleaned out the rain gutters and yard drains and fixed a small leak around the chimney for the wood stove in preparation so I probably jinxed the rain. I guess I need to wash my car today.
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Yep good idea wash car..
101 here this AM..

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I am going to check into that. Maybe I inadvertently am keeping the same keto ratio even though my carbs increased. I am no longer purposely trying to stay in ketosis - it's just there on its own. At first, I was. My blood sugar was creeping upwards and I needed to bring it back down to a more preferred level for me personally. I forced ketosis in December by purposely keeping carbs low. Many days, I didn't even hit ten total carbs (I count all carbs including trace carbs and not net - FYI).

I just found it interesting that even though carbs increased, my blood ketones actually increased. I couldn't get to 1.0 when carbs were super low. The keto ratio theory really does make sense, though. I just couldn't believe it was at 1.1 - 1.2 even with a higher carb intake. Those are the things that just make me shake my head! Thanks guys.

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I am going to check into that. Maybe I inadvertently am keeping the same keto ratio even though my carbs increased. I am no longer purposely trying to stay in ketosis - it's just there on its own. At first, I was. My blood sugar was creeping upwards and I needed to bring it back down to a more preferred level for me personally. I forced ketosis in December by purposely keeping carbs low. Many days, I didn't even hit ten total carbs (I count all carbs including trace carbs and not net - FYI).

I just found it interesting that even though carbs increased, my blood ketones actually increased. I couldn't get to 1.0 when carbs were super low. The keto ratio theory really does make sense, though. I just couldn't believe it was at 1.1 - 1.2 even with a higher carb intake. Those are the things that just make me shake my head! Thanks guys.
LOL, I have had many " head shaking" moments since I started this.
I'm very happy that my fasting numbers have been progressively been coming down, but I still have a rise due to DP after I get up and an hour or two later my bg is 10-20 points higher. I have tried a snack like nuts, a piece of bacon or a cheese stick with no effect. I can eat a whole breakfast of bacon and eggs or similar but the bg still rises. My liver wants to be in control I guess, the only thing is that now my starting point is lower so the highest I reach is not too bad. I've just decided that I just need to accept it and not worry about it. By lunch my bg has come down nicely.

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I am going to check into that. Maybe I inadvertently am keeping the same keto ratio even though my carbs increased. I am no longer purposely trying to stay in ketosis - it's just there on its own. At first, I was. My blood sugar was creeping upwards and I needed to bring it back down to a more preferred level for me personally. I forced ketosis in December by purposely keeping carbs low. Many days, I didn't even hit ten total carbs (I count all carbs including trace carbs and not net - FYI).

I just found it interesting that even though carbs increased, my blood ketones actually increased. I couldn't get to 1.0 when carbs were super low. The keto ratio theory really does make sense, though. I just couldn't believe it was at 1.1 - 1.2 even with a higher carb intake. Those are the things that just make me shake my head! Thanks guys.
I read an article a week or so ago by an expert on ketosis. He recommends not checking at all, blood or urine because the results are so inaccurate and variable. IDK if it's fluctuation of ketones or inability to find an accurate method to test. Also another person on a blog in ketosis got only trace to slight dip stick readings and thought it should be higher. Either way from what I've read maybe a + or - may be better than trying to establish to what degree.

89 today, either I've lost a bit more weight or my scale is funky. I got a 174.8 lbs. This excites me as I hike and climb a lot. Carrying just a few pounds less up steep terrain for hours makes a huge difference. I've also been told by my cardiologist, less upper body and mid section fat is much better for the heart. Win-win.

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I think the results are less accurate if you're testing by using reagent stix/dip stick but more accurate if you're testing by blood, though. Hmmph. I think I will just keep an eye on it with my ketone meter and see what happens.

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A 5.9 this morning and a 5.5 now after a 10km walk. Normally I would drop into the 4s after a walk but my higher morning numbers are sabotaging that. I hate being in the high 5s even though it's still acceptable. It also means I have to be more vigilant to ensure I don't bring myself over 7 on any given meal.

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I read an article a week or so ago by an expert on ketosis. He recommends not checking at all, blood or urine because the results are so inaccurate and variable. IDK if it's fluctuation of ketones or inability to find an accurate method to test. Also another person on a blog in ketosis got only trace to slight dip stick readings and thought it should be higher. Either way from what I've read maybe a + or - may be better than trying to establish to what degree.

89 today, either I've lost a bit more weight or my scale is funky. I got a 174.8 lbs. This excites me as I hike and climb a lot. Carrying just a few pounds less up steep terrain for hours makes a huge difference. I've also been told by my cardiologist, less upper body and mid section fat is much better for the heart. Win-win.
The dip sticks are rather crude and not too reliable but the blood ketone meters are much more accurate and show actual ketones in your bloodstream. I've gotten most of my information from the book by Volek and Phinney :
Art and Science of Low Carb - jeff Volek, PhD, RD & Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD

I think it's a very good read in anyone interested in the science of low carb and ketogenic dieting. Both are doctors who have been doing quite a bit of research in low carb.

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5.3 - my lowest ever I think.

Monday here again. A fine warm day forecast - might have to go for a wall at lunchtime so I don't miss it completely.

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