I've been on a low carb paleo diet for about 3 months and I consume approximately 35/g of carbs a day. I'm very careful about this. One thing that concerns me is my ketostix still register a fairly high level of keytones.
I read in "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living" that ketones should barely register on ketostix after about 6 weeks of being in ketosis. The reason being that ketostix only measure acetoacetate, the levels of which drop during ketoadaptation as the muscles begin converting it to betahydroxybutyrate. The end result being considerably less acetoacetate excreted in the urine.
I would think by now I would have seen this transition but I haven???t. Does anyone know of any possible reasons for this?
I do a CBC and metabolic panel every month and everything is normal. Weight and blood sugar are stable. Kinda lost here. I like the way I feel on this diet but if my body isn't properly adapting to it, it's probably not wise to stay on it.
asked byKevin_38 (455)
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on July 02, 2013
at 05:20 AM
According to Dr Kruse, it can take up to 2 years to be FULLY keto-adapted. While adaptation starts within a few days/weeks, to be fully adapted, it will take much longer.