I'm curious if anyone following Dr. Bernstein's way of eating have ever done a random check of their blood keytone levels.
I follow a low carb plan, but generally find myself between 75-100g of carbs per day.
(Yes, this is over double what Dr. Bernstein recommends - but I stay within the bg targets that I set for myself.)
I've recently read The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Stephen Phinney & Jeff Volek.
In that they discuss about nutritional ketosis, and any diet with <50g of carbs/day should put you there. They defined a range of blood keytone levels between 0.5 and 5.0 mmol for those in nutritional ketosis A random test of my own blood keytone levels was 0.2 mmol - short of the range that they identifed. They also had a statement about lc/hf diets, and differentiated about he long term effects those w.o.e that put an individual into nutritional ketosis and those that don't - implying that those that did not wouldn't have the same long term benefits. At the very least, this has caused me to start to rethink where I'm at...
I'm reminded of Mr. Miyagi in Karate Kid:
Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
I'm wondering if the same holds true for lc/hf way's of eating.
I'm curious if others have tested their keytone levels, and where they fall...