I have been considering the LCHF diet for some time now but couldn’t get my head around the idea for a fear of hypoglycemic events. This week, I finally bit the bullet and went for it. I successfully went zero-carb for so many reasons:
- Better blood sugar control
- Lower weight
- Cancer diagnosis which I’m told can be reversed with exercise and weight-loss
- Cycling performance - as a cyclist, the power/weight ratio is key
So, things were going well, maintaining my ketone levels between 1.5 and 3.0 until last night. After a particularly hard ride on the bike, my ketones shot up to 6.0.
Given that my glucose is in a good range, at what level of ketones should I be concerned? Normally, a level of 6.0 would have me on the way to the Emergency room. But, from what I understand, if I have normal glucose levels, I am not in DKA.