What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables? I understand that... (more)
70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan.
I heard Jimmy Moore mention that he is getting a breath ketone meter. I'd like to stop pricking my fingers so much, so I'm interested. Do these work? Anyone out there have one? And how do you get one? Or are they just insanely expensive and... (more)
Hi everyone, I've been eating partially paleo (everything paleo except I added potatoes and rice and once a week BAD chocolat) for a year. 3 weeks ago I left out potatoes and rice and started to eat more meat and fish and nuts instead, also a... (more)
Hi my name is Lucas Richard. I am 22, 148.8 lbs (in the morning after urinating), 12% body fat (though there is discrepency; one machine says 12%, one 14%, and the caliper say 17% (if you saw me you'd know that isnt accurate-I've lost 100lbs and... (more)
From what I've read, gluten intolerance (or just allergies and inflammation in general) can cause everything from a headache to cancer. So, sure, itchy eyes seems pretty straight forward.
Hi I am new to Paleo, my husband and I have been trying it almost purely for 4 weeks. When I say almost purely we have had a couple of beers, ceasar dressing out of a bottle, parmesan cheese and cooking a bit with remaining canola oil, that kind... (more)
Sorry to be a (grass fed) chicken, but is it normal to feel shaky, weak, slightly nauseous etc and to have a runny nose, dry mouth and feel a bit 'wired' when you are in week one of ketosis or is this a sign I should stop? This is my first time... (more)
hi all! i have been paleo for 57 days and i had to go to the doc today cause i have a uti. they FREAKED out on me, cause i have high ketones and protein in my urine...... is this dangerous?
Hi! What's metabolized first: sugar (glucose) or alcohol? If possible, provide detailed explanation or relevant links. Another question: If someone is in ketosis and ketones are the main fuel for one's body (they say 'the person is adapted to... (more)
When ethanol is metabolized, ketones are produced. Is it possible to use them as fuel during ketosis (or to enter state of ketosis)? If not, why? Biochemistry-based explanation would be very appreciated! Thanks!
I've read on here that carbs are supposedly parasympathetic, i.e. "calming" I've yet to see any evidence for this. The only way in which I can see how a carbohydrate would be "calming" is if you're spiking your blood sugar and then experiencing a... (more)
I've got strips to measure concentration of ketones in urine. It is doable to have a concentration between 1.5 and 4 mmol/L on paleo [this range is labelled small concentration] with say 40g of carbs and 40g of proteins [over one day comprising 2... (more)
I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my... (more)
Do carnivorous animals run on ketones or do they run on a mixture of fat and glucose (gluconeogenesis)? Are they simply more efficient at converting protein to glucose than humans? Any information would be appreciated.
So, when I was in the hospital, they did basic testing and said numerous times that they had found ketones, and it made me think back to what I had eating before I went into the hospital. But I became confused, because the few days before I had... (more)
Maybe you ate coconut oil before? The MCTs are directly converted to ketones inside the liver. Also, ketosis has no on/off switch, even on moderate-carb days some of them will still be detectable.
Hello! I began a paleo diet 2 weeks ago and am seeing steady but slow results. Walking through Walgreens today I stumbled upon a blood glucose monitoring system that also measures ketones in the blood! After doing some online searches, it... (more)
I'm glad to see somebody here bought a home blood ketone meter! I used to recommend them here and on other forums, but I stopped because nobody ever listened. My ketone meters are Precision Xtras (I own three). Until recently the Precision... (more)
I've heard Coconut Oil helps to up the ketones...but what about vinegar? Apple Cider Vinegar? Coconut Vinegar? If its used on veggies would it have the same effect that coconut oil may have by helping along the production of ketones? I ask... (more)
I am trying to get my head around the more intricate elements of the body's metabolism and I have a question. From what I understand, elevated blood sugar triggers an increase in insulin which tells the body to start storing that carbohydrate... (more)
Last Saturday I started my period. I bloated up like an overstuffed sausage in its casing, and now by Friday, the water retention has slowly subsided. But because I felt like a giant sponge, I didn't have much of an appetite this week. My normal... (more)
I'm sitting in a lecture about nutrition and metabolism for people with diabetes. The instructor keeps insisting that if you are metabolizing ketones for any length of time, it will result in ketoacidosis, and eventually kill you. I've not heard... (more)
Hello, My blood and urine tests came out and the results are not good. The doctor said that i have high cholesterol - it should be 6.2 and it is 7.2, also i have ketones in the urine and bacteria, she said to try a diet and wait a month - if the... (more)
I drink a lot of water, and as such my urine is usually clear or light light yellow. Does this high water content of my urine mean that the ketosis strips wont work or arent going to work as well? I am losing weight relatively rapidly, but my... (more)
I'm recently returning from a period of lazy, horrible non-paleo eating. It was really more like a two month bender that brought back dairy, pasta, and all their wonderful friends. Anyway, needless to say I've gone from 10 percent body fat to... (more)
I have been a large egg eater for ever but the last week I have been getting really bad indigestion from my boiled eggs in the morning what is a super fast fulling breakfast ..I have been trying to keep my carbs low but still get kicked out of... (more)
My ketones have disappeared I tested this morning and I am back in neg from bright purple what have I done wrong ..food in take breakfast 2 eggs ( hate eating breakfast) lunch omelette with bacon spinach mushrooms coconut oil dinner steak salad or... (more)