mike wrote:I'm not a doctor, but it seems like 7% body fat is too low. It is my understanding that a bit of a fat reserve is good if you ever get sick. I don't remember what you are restricted to eating, but adding calories is probably a good idea.
TheBrain wrote:I wish I liked olive oil and avocado oil enough to eat it by itself by the tablespoonful, but I don't!
ru442 wrote:I struggled with this also... I had to add some carbs and Tincup indicated that Grundry was ok with Basmati rice if you can tolerate it. Cook it and then cool it so it becomes a resistant starch.
mike wrote:TheBrain wrote:I wish I liked olive oil and avocado oil enough to eat it by itself by the tablespoonful, but I don't!
I myself do not follow a plant-based keto diet, but rather more on the animal side of things, and I eat more protein than most here, but I do try to get more Olive and Avocado oil by cooking with them. I've also heard that folks use salads as an oil delivery method. If you do add basmati rice, I would check to see what that does to your ketones - some can get away with more carbs, and some even do better, depending on genetic makeup etc. If you are 4/4 then I would try to limit carbs as much as you can. Are you not allowed animal protein? If you can, and the other options are not working, then I would try to introduce some pasture raised eggs. Without carbs, this protein should not raise your blood sugar very much, and they have good things for 4/4s.
TheBrain wrote:Thanks, Mike. Somehow, I missed the fact that carbs and protein together can spike BG more than either alone. I've been thinking that protein curbs the BG spike from carbs.
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