Hi Bill, briefly chiming in here. I eat carnivore and have registered zero ketones on my blood ketone meter quite a few times. I don’t test now but when I did I was almost always 0.2, usually testing in the morning but sometimes later on in the day many hours after a meal. I usually eat anywhere between 1 to 3 pounds of meat a day.
That’s nutritional ketosis though . If you are registering ketones you must be in a state of ketosis whatever Phinney and Volek may have mistakenly said in the past.
Yea, but the main point of my post was to say yes, I have registered zero ketones quite a few times from eating just meat, zero carbs.
It can, depending on how much lean protein in one sitting and your body size, activity level, metabollic status, etc. But even if it does, it’s not really a thing of concern. You should start producing ketones a few hours later, depending on how much carbs you’ve eaten in the last meal and how fat adapted you are.