I eat for ketosis every other week, and it's working.
I don't know what I'm doing chemically, but it's burning up body fat and I have even, stable energy and very little hunger. This is what ketosis is described as, so I can only assume I'm in it - during my 8-day work week of 22-hour daily fasts. The first day is a little odd, and I do feel a slight wobble in my energy, but by day two I'm on track. Stable blood sugar and all. And for the rest of the week it's one meal a day except for my coconut milk in the early AM to get my hands warm for all the blood draws. This is leaning me out well, while preserving my strength and muscle mass.
I don't test my urine, since you can't trust the results anyway. Yeah, on my six days off I eat at will, mostly primal but more sugar, sometimes a little ice cream, etc. This definitely keeps me out of ketosis, and I do notice a slight temporary bloat. But it's gone in the first two days back at work.
So if I'm not getting into ketosis during my work week, I don't know how my body is getting energy. I'm not burning muscle. The most recent pockets of fat to be dissolved are what was left of my love handles. Now there's just a diagonal muscle there, no fat at all. And my neck. Yes, my body finally burned the sacred neck fat that I've had since I was 16 years old. I think my legs are next, because there isn't much left elsewhere.
Is it possible that, after a long adaptation phase, my body has learned to switch tracks quickly? Is it true ketosis?
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.