How To

This is anything that benefits from directions.  Such as, how to use inform your doctor about trying a new lifestyle change, how to monitor your health changes, especially if you’re on medicaiton, how to use a glucometer, measure waist to hip ratio, keep from crying when slicing onions, how to use a gram scale to calculate your own recipe and food input, how to use my favorite “nutrients” calculator, How to read a “Food Fact” label, the “Ingredients” labels, and . . . oh, there will be others!

  3 comments for “How To

  1. May 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Hi, Spaticus – neat that you’re feeling like exercise and lifting weights. As another non-official health person looking into these issues, I wonder whether first, you’re getting adapted to fat burning enough that your ketone levels are getting more efficiently utilized by your body and not showing up as much in your blood or urine or breath or whatever other measure you’re making. In addition, since you are lifting weights, there’s a chance that your body is raising your cortisone levels, or some other hormone that helps create sugars from body tissue to meet the need for energy during high intensity exercise, and I wonder if that might raise your blood sugars enough to bring down your ketone levels. I’d conjecture that the more adapted your body gets to burning fat at higher intensity levels, the less your body will kick in with making sugar on its own. Either way, the high intensity weight lifting probably improves your insulin sensitivity, so if your form is healthful to your joints and you feel good doing it, and afterward, kudos to your weight-lifing. Let’s see whether some other people who are more athletic than me have some ideas on what’s going on. – Shelley

  2. Spaticus482
    March 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve been in ketosis for about 2 month now and my levels measure on average 1.8. Today I started lifting weights and for some reason my ketone levels drop to .3. What is going on? How did I drop from ketosis?

    Any help would greatly be

  3. November 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Hi, Anon,

    I’d suggest getting Jimmy Moore’s new book, “Keto Clarity,” which is very well written and could be an excuse to start your own peer group! Also I think there’s an on line Rosedale Support Forum. And then on Facebook, Barry Erdman has a low carb group for vegetarians.

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