I am eating less than 20 gr carbs a day. I experienced dark mood and difficulty thinking when I was in deep ketosis. I think that threw me curve ball, and I wanted to ask: Is there anything [ even blood testing ] that I can consider to help me deal with being in deep ketosis–or do I wait this out and it gets easier over time? Do I just try to avoid deep ketosis as there are no benefits, and If I experience it again, just add a tiny tiny bit of carbs to get out of it? Or what, I dont know.
I read that others experience the altered state of mind, too. Am I supposed to avoid being in deep ketosis because of it, or what? I think its really interesting. One person mentioned get a CGM, but im not sure what that is/if I can get it. I am able to add on to my blood test taken today, later, possibly, so any blood tests you recommend may come into play.
I have even read more on that I should AVOID deep keosis. Is this true? I dont want ketoacidosis. Not sure if that is possible. I read that deep ketosis is for Type 1 diabetics.:
“What is deep ketosis? What are the benefits of deep ketosis?”
Deep ketosis is an attempt to push you into ketoacidosis.
It’s a BAD idea. It is ONLY done by people utterly ignorant of low carb science.
Even though our bodies only reach ketoacidosis if our pancreas fails catastrophically and completely stops producing insulin, only an ignorant person ever tries to force the issue.
The idea is that since ketosis means burning fat, burning more fat must be better. It ignores the risk of ketoacidosis.
The newbie idea is that since lowering carb intake switches ketosis on, further lowering carb intake should throttle the amount of ketosis. That simply isn’t how the biochemistry works. That’s like pouring more and more gasoline into a gas tank thinking that will make the car go faster. It’s the glucagon not insulin that pulls fat from storage. Glucagon is controlled by dietary fat not by dietary carbs.
There are no benefits whatsoever.
So is all that true?