I will offer up that those NSV’s could come back in reverse.
Imagine eating just enough carbs that you are not gaining weight, per se, but you are stalling, and potentially losing muscle while gaining fat.
There are too many variables to keep track of, IMHO, to really know what is happening.
As research has continued, science shows that ketones can be a messenger molecule. Signalling certain things in the body. What I was most shocked to learn is that infants are usually in a state of ketosis… My wife is NOT a low-carb person, but she has never suffered hangry, etc. Turns out, upon testing, she was IN KETOSIS. Without trying.
Personally, I view “being in KETOSIS” as having access to stored fuel (Fat).
staying on the CUSP of that scenario by adding carbs seems to be a strange goal.
While I am not saying you must always be in ketosis. I am saying that it is likely a great place to get to, every day.
Dr. Boz shows a video where kids end up in ketosis when they sleep. And if you ever watched “Chubby” Kids sleep 15hrs/day, and then next thing you know, they are 5 inches taller, and leaned out… I watched a neighbors kid go through this.
He’s 6’3" now… LOL.
It’s a fair question. For me, I am primarily a carnivore.
I drop to keto when I want to.
But just a carnivore meal will sometimes take me out of ketosis.
And grazing ALL day on just meat… WILL take me out of ketosis.
I feel better in ketosis. Once in deep enough ketosis, fasting becomes easier.
Today, for example, is a fasting day.
I felt great all day.