Hello, some of you might know me from my earlier posts. A week ago I started reducing my carb intake. For the last four days I have been eating around 30g of carbs per day. i feel good, I do not any side effects and my blood sugars are great.
I measured my ketones yesterday and they were 0.3 mmol/l. they will probably get higher in about 10 to 15 days. Did any of you measure ketones when you started this diet and if you did how long did it take to get in to ketosis.

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one more thing. how much do you inject for proteins. i think bernstein said that 36% converts to glucose, but some are saying 56%.

Hi Insulin is required for carbohydrate, fat, and protein to be metabolized. With respect to carbohydrate from a clinical standpoint, the major determinate of the glycemic response is the total amount of carbohydrate ingested rather than the source of the carbohydrate. This fact is the basic principle of carbohydrate counting for meal planning. Fat has little, if any, direct effect on blood glucose levels, although a high fat intake does appear to contribute to insulin resistance and delays glucose rises when carbs are ingested. Thus, I don't hold much validity to the TAG principle. Protein has a minimal effect on blood glucose levels with adequate insulin. However, with insulin deficiency, gluconeogenesis proceeds rapidly and contributes to an elevated blood glucose level. With adequate insulin, the blood glucose response in persons with diabetes is expected to be similar to the blood glucose response in persons without diabetes.

Anyway, I am surprised you are taking super low doses of carbohydrates. Are you burning body fat thus resulting in Ketones? I would think you would be in calorie deficit soon. Is your body mass above average? I and doing real good on a 100-120 carb/day diet.

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