Keto is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet, usually with 70% of calories coming from fat. The idea is to switch your body from using glucose as its primary energy to breaking down fats into ketones for energy.
You can measure the macros that you eat and you can measure the ketones in your urine, breath, and blood.Since the Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting often go together, this observation inspired me to give Keto another shot. After that stomach bug, I was eager to do anything that would improve my gut condition.Even though I felt great during that week, I was finding it hard to get over the initial hump where you switch into ketosis and get used to it (the Keto-Adaptation period).
If you’ve ever tried going Keto, you know this feeling:
Ketones were low when waking up, dropped after working out, rose after drinking Bulletproof Coffee, were highest before breaking my intermittent fast, and dropped after eating an afternoon snack and dinner.Blood ketones drop after high intensity and strength workouts. The exact reason for this isn’t fully understood, but it seems to be due to the body breaking down glycogen.They rise after consuming MCTs, which the body can quickly convert into ketones.And they drop after eating a meal, even a high fat meal. I’m guessing it’s because every meal has a little carb and protein.