Could too much meat throw you out of ketosis?

(Megan) #21

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.

(Bill) #22

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.

(Megan) #23

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.

(Christian Hirose Romeo Graham/廣瀬 グラハム クリスティン 路美男) #24

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.