I'm attempting to become ketone adapted and am on day one. I'm wanting to fix a chai tea with some coconut cream and was wondering if liquid stevia would mess with my progress.
I'm currently reading ketotic.org and haven't come by anything yet.
Thank you for your time!
asked byblsdmomnwife (40)
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on June 29, 2012
at 05:18 AM
The problem with ketosis and sweets in general, is that if you eat something sweet, even if it has 0 carbs/calories, the sweet stimulation for some people results in insulin going high. So yeah, in general you could have stevia (if your body accepts it), but there's this slight chance of being one of these people who react internally to anything sweet. Personally, stevia gives me stomach problems btw.
on July 10, 2012
at 10:00 AM
High intensity exercise and carefully avoiding carbs should be sufficient to keep your body on ketosis. Personally I am in ketosis since a couple of weeks for sport reasons, and I do use stevia every day in my morning coffee, or in the zero carbs lush or ice cream in the evening. Just take care to use proper stevia, it's quite easy to find products named as stevia but filled with dextrins and stuff, containing just a small percentage of stevia.
on June 29, 2012
at 12:13 PM
I think you'll be fine.
Ketosis happens when you starve your brain of the 120g of glucose a day that it needs to function in a non-ketoic manner. As long as you limit your carb and protein intake, your central nervous system will start using ketones for fuel.
I like to think that "depth of ketosis" is just a measure of how empty your liver is. The best way to get into, and stay in, ketosis is to do some high-intensity exercise every few days and to empty it out.