Ketones and glucose levels are not linear responses to fixed variables. They’re adaptive nonlinear and use history to keep us alive. So while the pattern isn’t clear, it’s a real system and very dynamic.
Instead of thinking of it like a machine with input and output, consider your metabolic system like a guardian AI (or angel) that is trying to plan and predict your future needs while optimizing (minimizing) waste. Maybe instead of artificial intelligence (AI), I’ll call it biological intelligence (BI).
When you measure, you think you’re looking at a reaction to what you did. Your body is way ahead of that… it’s looking at what you’ve done, what you’re likely to do next, what you did yesterday and a week ago around this time. It tracks your food intake (or not), nutrients, macros, enzymes, amino acids… it tracks your activity base needs and likely expenditures. It’s literally a massive parallel GPU supercomputer that is working to keep you conscious and alive and collecting massive data to make intelligent choices.
It’s why I can run at 33 blood glucose while fasting without crashing. My BI has figured out how to give me what I need and sometimes that means 9 blood ketones and sometimes it’s 0.5
And as soon as I’ve locked on to the pattern, it’s already learned more new stuff and adapted again… it’s just WOW