Marty Kendall has smashed the ball out if the park with this one. This is required reading if you have become a ketogenic eater especially when hitting a plateau. If you still eat The Standard American Diet this will outline why Low Carb Healthy Fat works and why over time it isn’t all about pounding fat. Nutrient density is key no matter how you eat.
many skinny people are actually insulin resistant (TOFI). It sort of depends on how much energy your belly is willing to store before it starts pumping the excess fat into your vital organs.
The irony here is that you may look healthier if you are skinny, but it may mean that your adipose tissue is able to store less energy before it transitions to start storing excess energy in your vital organs.
Everyone who goes on LCHF loses a ton of weight, and then hits a plateau. This is extremely common. Almost universal.
If you eat enough fat, the flow of fat into your adipose sites will equal the flow of fat out of your adipose sites and you’re just going to plateau.
My number one priority is nutrient density. Eat less fat bombs and instead eat the highest nutrient density foods you possibly can and then more of the fat that you’re burning comes from your internal body stores.
I recommend really high fat diets for people who are really glucose dependent to help them get fat adapted. Then, once you have reached your ideal body weight you have to eat a high fat diet then as well because you’re burning fat. But there is a period in the middle when you’re plateaued when you do want to eat less fat because you want your fat to come off stored body fat.
the liberation of calories from added sugars requires nutrients, and increases nutritional demands, but these sugars provide no additional nutrients. Thus, the more added sugars one consumes, the more nutritionally depleted one may become. This may be particularly extreme in individuals whose habitual diet is already lacking in key micronutrients.”
So, unless you’re fasting or exercising intensely, it seems that having a lower total energy (i.e. blood glucose plus blood ketones) might be a better place to be rather than having super high ketone levels.