thjj wrote:I couldn't do it bc no matter how much I eat, I get hungry after 6 hrs.
I don't like going off topic of irregular meter readings, but I notice you are new and I suspect you are not yet ketogenic and what you are experiencing is the body's demand for more glucose even though you don't really need to eat. When ketogenic, or at least metabolically flexible, which is just a fancy term for your body being a fuel hybrid that can easily switch from glucose to ketones for energy, a person tends to be less hungry and can go longer periods of time without eating. I've been mildly ketogenic for a few years now, do I get hungry? Sure, but not nearly as often and when I do, it's not that ravenous gotta eat or die feeling.
This of course assumes all other issues being equal. For example, I know someone who is battling cancer. Knowing that deep ketosis is an effective strategy in combating the cancer and enhances the effectiveness of traditional cancer treatments, this person transitioned to a ketogenic diet. However the stress and drugs boost his glucose despite also making ketones (there's supposed to be a reciprocal relationship: high ketones - low glucose, high glucose - low ketones) and he continues to deal struggle with hunger issues.