I’m new to this forum.
I’ve been low-carb/ketogenic for over 4 years now.
At first while learning I used a strict diet to keep me in ketosis, with glucose and BHB measurements.
I also started using OMAD in the first few months.
Since then I relaxed it, and am almost always very low carb, but without tracking.
I vary a lot at times, but mostly eat between one to two meals a day, and maintain a window of 16 to 20 hours (IF).
Its been a long time since iv’e tracked my ketones, but lately I decided to do some measuring (I wanted a complete a picture as I could get since I bought and used my first CGM).
My findings were… surprising.
I do remember that when I was keto at the beginning and very strict, my ketones levels were never very high, and would drop considerably or completely after eating (strictly keto) or exercising. But they went as high as 1 to 2 mmol/L.
This time I found a very similar pattern, but the values were much lower. I was at 0.5 after a full day of fasting, amd most of the time below that.
To really see whats going on I decided to go on a longer fast to see what happens.
And this really surprised me.
After 62 hours of fasting… I went all the way up to… 0.6
Do any of you have any insights?
I was guessing that my low levels may be due to my body adjusting to ketosis after years of low carb and therefore may require lower levels… but honestly… I expected a long fast to bring about much higher levels of BHB…