what should blood sugar levels be while entering keto
I was wondering what blood sugar levals should be at while trying to enter ketosis iam in day 3 and I just tested and the reading was 87.
This is my diet
meal 1. 1 cup broccoli
1 stick celery 1.5tbs peanut butter
meal2 1 cup broccoli
meal 3 1 cup broccoli
.5 cup walnuts
meal 4 8 ounces lean ground beaf 90 % lean
1 cup broccoli
meal 5 7 ounces salmon
2 cups green leafy salad
I take either 1tbs flax with each meal or 2 fish oil tabs
Should this take me into ketosis
50-60% fat calories, remainder protein, that should "do it".
Sounds like 3 days is when most people start seeing keto-stix action. Make sure to piss on them only briefly (1-2 seconds? I think they tell you), too long and it will read weak. If you dont drink enough water then the stix will show up abnormally strong due to ketone buildup in the urine.
Originally posted by Yanick
i've read 1.5:1 ratio of fat to protein.
75% fat, 25% protein.
(Carbs shouldn't really be more than 20g, but some can go higher and stay in keto, others may need lower to get into ketosis).
For the first day or two you can do 80-85%fat, 15-20% protein to get into ketosis faster.
Once you're more used to it, you can experiement with high levels of ALA to help get into ketosis faster after a carb up, but be careful when doing this, cause ketoacidosis is not a pretty thing. Either are comas.
From looking at your diet, all i can say without knowing actual macros and cals is that you need to eat more fat.
And that is exactly what happens to me, i sit at work eating 4 eggs with 4 strips of bacon, the grease is just running off the bacon like a waterfall. All my co-workers are telling me about all the cardiovascular health problems i'm gonna have, how fat i'm gonna get...thats why i have a ton of energy now and i've lost 6 lbs in about 4 weeks, with strength levels actually going up in certain exercises.
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