Originally Posted by Robb Wolf
It's not a clear cut thing with ketosis. Some of the research into intermittent fasting indicates ketosis can be maintained even during high (60% of carbs) intake. I'd actually say that the main determinants are 1-insulin sensitivity and 2-hepatic glycogen status.
so maintain insulin sensitivity, and minimize fructose consumption. If you REALLY want to evaluate whether you are in ketosis buy some keto strips and monitor pre/post WO ketone levels at various carb intake levels.
Honestly I'd wait for fall and winter to mess with the ketosis thing...that is more the time of year for that anyway.
Thanks for the ongoing help. I think I might look into the keto strips, just out of curiosity it would be interesting. The only reason I would go so low carb to get to ketosis I think is if it had some type of strong hunger supressing benefits.
It's interesting, these last few days I've been playing around, eating more fat calories during the day while reducing carbs slightly (though still not below 100 grams) and I notice when eating the small amount of fats outside my two big meals, I'm okay at first after eating them, but then I do feel hungry about an hour or two later. Then I eat more and the cycle repeats itself (these are small servings...50-75 cals). The hunger is a fairly sharp kind of hunger and something I feel like I do want to satisfy.
When I was going without the eating, I'd reach a point where I definitely felt strong hunger but if I pushed through then normally it would die down in an hour or so or else would become a much more dull sort of hunger that was more tolerable.
Just kind of interesting to see how the body responds to different things. I would like to see though if in ketosis what it would be like.