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Unable to achieve keto-adaptation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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.

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on July 02, 2013
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It was an old reply from Kruse on this very forum.

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on July 02, 2013
at 05:32 AM

Interesting. Have a link where I can read more?

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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.

D396b126240f584bc358e6e4fd84e9e3

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on July 02, 2013
at 05:32 AM

Interesting. Have a link where I can read more?

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on July 02, 2013
at 08:15 AM

It was an old reply from Kruse on this very forum.

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on June 17, 2013
at 10:30 PM

Anecdotally, some people do take longer to adapt.

Could be too much protein. Generally .8 to 1 gm per kg of body weight is recommended.

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