I've eaten Paleo for about a year and a half now, and I'm trying for the first time to enter ketosis. I'm a 5'6 woman, about 130 lbs (estimated since I don't own a scale).
I've heard that you need to keep your carbs below 25g a day, but I've been aiming for 18g a day. To be specific, I've been aiming for 18.0g Carbs, 123g Fat and 74g protein. Do these ratios look good to you or have you found that different ratios work better?
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on February 11, 2014
at 10:26 PM
By my calculations.
Calories from carbs: 18*4 = 72
Calories from protein: 74*4 = 296
Calories from fat: 123*9 = 1107
Total = 1475
Percent of Calories from Fat: 75.1%
Given that ketogenic diets are typically 3:1 calories of fat to protein+carbs (75% calories from fat), or 4:1 fat to protein+carbs (80% fat cals.) I would say that while your diet is ketogenic, it is borderline ketogenic and you might or might not go into ketosis. To be completely sure, aim to reduce a bit of protein, down to 60g for example) and replace it with fat (or nothing at all, or a lesser amount of calories from some other source, like fibrous vegetables). Drink plenty of water throughout the day and stay hydrated.