I just started doing keto again since last week. I eat around 15 to 40 grams of net carbs per day and don’t really look at how many carbs I eat in one sitting. In that week I had a couple of times that I felt very tired and had to sit down a couple of times. I know this has to do with adjusting to ketosis and its all good and well. But something weird happened this morning. I was working with one client and at some point I had the feeling I was about to faint. I quickly sat down and felt a bit better, took some Himalaya salt and went on. But still felt a little bit off and had to sit down a lot. Its been like this for days now.
This morning I ate 1 protein shake with 45ml of extra virgin olive oil. Everytime that I sipped that protein shake I felt a little spike of energy and it dropped down soon. Salt didn’t help and caffeine didn’t help either. When I got home I tested my blood sugar and ketones. The result was my blood sugar was 2.8 mmol/l and 3 days ago it was 3.2 mmol/l. Wont lie, 2.8 scared me because that is just way way to low and dangerous to be in if im correct. Now I know that this can happen when your not fat adapted and your ketone levels can’t spike so cortisol kicks in and starts burning your muscle for fuel. But here comes the weird part, I tested my ketones and it was 1.5 mmol/l. The highest it has been in the last week that I tested my blood. How can it be this high and I feel so dizzy and low in body energy?
Does this mean my body is still trying to get fat adapted and learns to burn fat instead of carbs? And if so, how can I work around this problem? Because I do not want to faint or need to keep sitting down all the time. I do this for health reasons and to feel fit. I did keto before one year before and did not have this problem (I carbed up every weekend tho, it was a dirty keto)
I hope to hear from you guys