Had a bit of a scare last night at a Boxing Day party and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what is happening scientifically and whether I should be concerned or not.
Firstly, my background. I have a bmi of 20.4 and am not diabetic. I have been on a Keto diet for 4 months and am pretty comfortable on it and usually blow about 2.7mmols/ litre on my breath meter.
Before Keto I used to enjoy drinking wine and sometimes beer and didn’t have any problems doing so. Now I can’t really drink at all without feeling pretty ilI. but if I do it will usually be one glass of wine (any more makes me feel I’ll)
Last night I had 2 large glasses of wine accompanied by plenty of water, as it was a family party. I began to feel very sick and unwell. I thought I would check my ketones. I blew 7.9mmol/L. This frightened me as I believe this is Keto acidosis territory. But I am not diabetic.
So my question is. Is this ketone reading really that scary or is it the alcohol affecting the reading? Don’t want to destroy my liver and kidneys.
My ketones are back to 2.4 this morning but I did drink 2 litres of water after that reading.