I haven’t been posting for a couple of days because of work and travel… but I ran an interesting experiment
Traveling while on Atkins is much harder than traveling on keto. It’s not easy to get massive protein so I switched to a modified keto.
Unfortunately, I “overindulged” in salted almonds and ended up with 40g or carbs one day and 30g the second with a massive increase in fiber too - definitely not carnivore. It was a stressful trip and I was emotionally eating - almonds are my comfort food. Also some lettuce and asparagus too (no croutons or tomatoes though - let’s not go nuts here).
I see this as my confession where I purge myself of my dietary sins… both on eating carbs and failing carnivore. Absolution please :laughing
At the start of the trip, my ketones were already low from my high protein ~ 0.2… so I expected to be absolutely kicked out of ketosis with my bad behavior.
Strangely, it didn’t! I went into a state of 85G, 0.4K almost continuously for the two days. No exercise, no high protein but lots of fat and fiber and way over on almond carbs.
I think this is butyric acid fats with fiber fermentation basically creating a nearly continuous dosing of short chain fat … it is a fat making machine and keeps my ketones level. Unfortunately, it’s all dietary ketones not endogenous. Still, I felt good.