Hi Wendy and @PaulL,
Paul, I understand that we get our energy from other sources. But from fat, too. Even folks who eat, say 100 g carbs a day.
How could you (Wendy) not be in ketosis eating 60g of carbs? 60 x 4 = 240 Kcal. Your body didn’t work only with this energy. You’ve got at least about 900 kcal from something else than the carbs you’ve eaten. Some part of it, from fat, therefore, ketosis. Probably, over 50% from ketosis, no? Otherwise, you’d have shrunk (if you had lost only bone and muscle - no fat - equivalent to those 900 Kcal/day).
I get confused with this.
Fat adaptation: isn’t the idea that we shouldn’t be eating carbs because we evolved eating protein and fat? But a few centuries eating carbs and our bodies don’t know how to burn fat anymore? And it learns again how to burn fat and use it for fuel by eating keto for months, but then our body forgets again if you eat 60 g of carbs instead of 20?
Am I the only one who finds it weird?
I’m not asking because I want to eat carbs. I don’t! I’m happy plenty with less than 20g most days and never go over 30.
I just find the thing of “out of ketosis” because a 20-60g of carbs difficult to understand.
If eating 30g I’m not in ketosis, I should be shrinking. I’m not. I don’t lose weight, I don’t put weight on. Mind you, I don’t care, because I’m happy with my weight.
I’m ok with just saying “I feel so and so and I don’t know why”. What I don’t get is all the certitude of knowing it’s the 40 extra carb g that made me go out of ketosis, I’m not fat adapted, etc, that’s the reason I felt/feel like this. Do you understand my confusion?
There aren’t answers to all of our questions. And it’s ok.