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Maintaining Ketosis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Can I still be in a state of ketosis eating 1/4 cup of berries a day (natural sugars) ?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

And ketosis isn't the only way around many illnesses.

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on August 19, 2013
at 03:33 AM

I don't necessarily have a hate for it, but many on here push it as this state of perfected life. But it doesn't work for a lot of people. I do generally recommend a lower carb than SAD, for sure, and good healthy carbs at that, but I don't recommend ketosis. If you are very active with high intensity activity, ketosis is not great for performance, but being fat adapted while still maintaining glycogen levels is better. If someone is worried about getting out of ketosis because they eat some berries, I see that as a problem. Eat the berries. Be adaptable.

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on August 19, 2013
at 03:24 AM

SUSTAINEDfitness - You seem to have a "hate" for Ketosis, not sure if you've explained why, maybe you could give some insight as to why you find it such a negative.

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on August 18, 2013
at 11:31 PM

SUSTAINEDfitness, wonderful news. Now, if you were the original poster, your comment may have relevance. Is "chad" one of your aliases here? Others here suffer from some of the problems I listed, and non-answers to questions tend to be non-helpful.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 18, 2013
at 02:03 PM

I an not in ketosis, and I don't have any of those problems.

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on August 18, 2013
at 05:27 AM

Seizures? Pain management? Weight management? Severe diabetes?

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on August 18, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Ketosis is a matter of degree. It's not something people are in or out of. It's something you have more or less of. Whatever your level of ketosis would have been without the berries, it will be slightly lower with them, probably just for a few hours. Whether the lowered level is good enough for your purposes depends on your purposes. The only way to know your level of ketosis is to measure with a blood BHB meter such as the Precision Xtra. In the US it costs about $16.50 plus about $5 for each test strip.

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on August 18, 2013
at 12:07 AM

Ketosis is a matter of degree. It's not something people are in or out of. Whatever your level of ketosis would have been without the berries, it will be slightly lower with them. Whether the lowered level is good enough for your purposes depends on your purposes. The only way to know your level of ketosis is to measure with a blood BHB meter such as the Precision Xtra. In the US it costs about $16.50 plus about $5 for each test strip.

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on August 18, 2013
at 12:04 AM

You probably could be but it depends on your entire diet and other factors as well. The only way to know your degree of ketosis is to measure it with a blood BHB meter such as the Precision Xtra. In the US they cost about $16 plus $5 for each test strip.

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on August 17, 2013
at 06:51 PM

Completely agree

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on August 18, 2013
at 05:32 AM

Whether you're in ketosis depends on what you mean, precisely, and also depends on not only carb intake, but also protein intake as well. On the plus side, you can measure your blood ketones for $0. If you go to: https://www.choosefreestyle.com/

You can get a free ketone meter and they'll send you 10 ketone test strips for measuring blood ketones. If you want to run more tests, additional strips get expensive, but you can get them for a bit over $3 each on ebay.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 17, 2013
at 01:24 PM

Why would you try to avoid something as tasty and nutritious as berries just to try to stay in ketosis?

8d6390b3b8991a9cb653a3d13c1cbf6a

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on August 18, 2013
at 11:31 PM

SUSTAINEDfitness, wonderful news. Now, if you were the original poster, your comment may have relevance. Is "chad" one of your aliases here? Others here suffer from some of the problems I listed, and non-answers to questions tend to be non-helpful.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on August 19, 2013
at 03:24 AM

SUSTAINEDfitness - You seem to have a "hate" for Ketosis, not sure if you've explained why, maybe you could give some insight as to why you find it such a negative.

8d6390b3b8991a9cb653a3d13c1cbf6a

(543)

on August 18, 2013
at 05:27 AM

Seizures? Pain management? Weight management? Severe diabetes?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

And ketosis isn't the only way around many illnesses.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 19, 2013
at 03:33 AM

I don't necessarily have a hate for it, but many on here push it as this state of perfected life. But it doesn't work for a lot of people. I do generally recommend a lower carb than SAD, for sure, and good healthy carbs at that, but I don't recommend ketosis. If you are very active with high intensity activity, ketosis is not great for performance, but being fat adapted while still maintaining glycogen levels is better. If someone is worried about getting out of ketosis because they eat some berries, I see that as a problem. Eat the berries. Be adaptable.

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on August 17, 2013
at 06:51 PM

Completely agree

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 18, 2013
at 02:03 PM

I an not in ketosis, and I don't have any of those problems.

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on August 17, 2013
at 12:57 PM

Most probably yes, but it depends on what does a 1/4 cup mean to you (in grams?), what is paired to during the rest of the day, and your personal context.

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on August 19, 2013
at 12:37 AM

From: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1851/2

1 Cup of Blueberries -> 21 g Carbohyrdate - 4 g Fiber = 17 g Net Carboyhydrate 17 g / 4 = 4.25 g Net Carbohydrate per 1/4 cup

Yes, eat your 1/4 cup of berries (strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all lower in sugar than blueberries). It will not be THE reason you go below a blood level of 0.5 mmol/L BHB, but it could contribute depending on the rest of your diet.

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on August 17, 2013
at 03:35 PM

Is that your only plant food for the day? If so, then yes.

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