I’m struggling with adapting, too. I’ve been eating low carb and mostly keto for almost 2 years. My typical daily macros are within a few grams of the 75F/20P/5C. I’m not a diabetic, have already lost about 60 pounds, and rarely eat food I haven’t prepared myself.
I’ve just started using a blood meter and testing my ketones. My objective is first to see how long it takes to get into dietary ketosis. I’m on day 7 and have only just reached .32mM today.
Light nutritional ketosis’ is between 0.5mmol/L and 1.0mmol/L and ‘optimal ketosis’ is between 1.0mmol/L and 3.0mmol/L, some experts claim. So I still have a way to go just to reach light nutritional ketosis.
Everything I’ve read indicates nutritional ketosis begins at around day 4. I’m on day 7 and haven’t reached it yet. Each day does seem to double in numbers from the day before, so perhaps tomorrow or the next day.
My typical daily menu is as follows:
Breakfast : Black tea (I rarely eat before 10am)
Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with 3T cream cheese, 1 serving of macadamia nuts OR sliced boiled ham with cheese slices roll ups (3-4)
Dinner: roasted chicken thighs OR ribeye OR grilled 4oz burger patty (80/20)
My calories are generally around 1300-1500 each day.
I mostly eat the same foods every day, just vary the seasonings a bit. I do not use packaged seasoning mixes. I’m careful to avoid added cornstarch or flours in prepared fools.
I do exercise. I do 30 mins of elliptical 6x week and lift weights 6x a week.
I’m 50 years old, female, have low (treated) thyroid function, and suffer from fibromyalgia. This WOE works to help reduce inflammation which is my primary goal and helps keeps me on track.