Low keto count
Hi folks hope everyone is well. Just a quick question I have been on the keto diet for 3 and. A half weeks now over the past few days I’ve noticed that my keto count is not as high as when I first got into ketosis.
ive been following the plan less than 25 grams of carbs a day. Should I be concerned is this normal?
I can’t really tell from your comments, so let me offer these two general observations: first, if you’re using ‘pee-strips’, they lose accuracy the further in to ketosis one gets. Second, if you’re using a blood prick tester (for example: Keto-mojo), any reading above .5 is ketosis. Everybody’s different so just give it time.
Not sure what your macros are, but again, generally speaking, you want to keep your carbs way, way down, and tracking Total Carbs gives more dramatic results than does tracking Net Carbs. Make sure you’re eating enough protein to feed your (new) body goal weight. Last, fat is your new fuel so you need to make sure you’re eating enough. I don’t know how much body fat you have, but if you have a lot to lose, it’s not that critical at first to hit your fat macro; your body will make up the difference by burning stored fat. And that’s a good thing. But as you get closer to your weight goal and have less fat to lose, you’ll need to pay attention to your fat macro.
Other thoughts: eat only when you’re actually hungry - there’s no ‘extra credit’ for eating all your meals. Likewise, there are no points for cleaning your plate. When you’re full, stop eating. Fat will make you full and your fat macro gives you guidance as to how much you need.
And forget about in between meal snacks: all they do is keep your insulin levels high and high insulin drives fat into storage rather than being burned for fuel.
A little long winded, but I hope this helps.