I purchased a keto 30 day diet plan online and it is working great so far (I’m 10 days in). Recipes are really good and seem to keep me very satisfied. I do have a question maybe someone can help me answer as this is all new to me.
I am in week 2 of the plan and I have bought a blood testing machine to monitor my ketone levels. In the past few days, my ketone levels have gone from 1.1 to 1.4 to 2.0 as i am now really getting into the diet. Researching online, they say for optimal weight loss I want to keep my ketone levels between 1.5 - 3. Being at 2.0 right now, its perfect. Is there a way I can insure that they will stay around this level as the trend seems as I progress in the diet, the ketone number keeps getting higher. I do not want it to go above 3.0 and actually am very satisfied with it at 2.0 +/-. Will it level off at some point? Is there something I can do to the menus to adjust something? Something I should eat less or more of to keep them where they are? Just not really sure how to stabilize my ketone level? The menu has me eating about 1500 calories a day, 100 grams of Fat and Protein +/- (fat is usually higher than protein) and about 25-30 grams of carbs a day… I have walked a bit, but plan to start a more structured route of exercise. I eat 3 meals and 2 snack meals throughout the day. I sometimes don’t feel that hungry, but i still make sure to eat the daily menu, figuring it has the macro’s i need to maximize this diet. I am not fasting, although i work nights, i usually consume the 5 meals between 12 noon and 12 midnight, spread out when i am hungry. So i guess, i am not eating for 12 hours.
Thanks to everyone that can help this newbie figure out some of these answers and maybe throw in a few tips. John