Oh I am definitely on the side of cessation. I have been keto Since April 1 2017. I knew about nicotine related weight gain but rather naively I thought, eh fuck it, keto will solve that too. Well shit, it didn’t. Goddamn you keto.
I wanted to let things settle down and let my body normalize without panicking. Ya know KCKO. That time now is drawing to a close. Fasting, strict measured keto and perhaps some calorie manipulation - I average about 2600-2900 a day and lift weights 4 days a week with a physical job.
What I am having difficulty understanding is why my ketones dropped the way they have? Before I quit my readings never were below .6 mmol and regularly 1.0 and higher. Since July 23 to the day my βHB can be .1-.5 mmol. What is driving this mechanism? I know not to be worried about ketone levels but this is curiosity.
Of course I will keep updates to this thread. Over the last 18 months there has been very little talk of nicotine and I happen to know there are a lot of us out there.
@gdsorenson I think you have done wonderful!! It is encouraging to know that you can break through.