“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde
I am sure there are many posts ad nauseum on this forum about ketosis and fat-adaptation. Hehe.
I'd love to (long term) become someone who can enjoy more fruits and things like honey and so forth without my body reverting to sugar burning. Currently I limit my intake of fruit pretty severely because I want to make sure I am not just giving my body a different way to continue burning carbs over fat (previously I ate a lot of bread and sugar, never read labels etc).
Although, I realized that being in school I need to eat more than when I'm on break. Probably because I was sitting in class at using my brain all the time.
Recetly, I started using fresh chilly peppers and fresh basil in my eggs. My mom bought e a plant because I wanted them... Rather nice of her. I use them in basically all of my cooking. Yesterday I made a rather filling mixture of 80% -15% beef, five eggs, chilly peppers and ground pepper. I only ate about half of it, which is rather surprising for me and my eating habits when it comes to having meat for breakfast. Usually though, I end up making a four egg omelet. I recently come to the decision to mix up my eating habits a little bit because I think I've been IFing for a little bit to long.
But good Luck with your Ketosis, just try to switch it up a little bit. For me, I only ate egg omelets for awhile so I think that is why I was able to last so long with only eating a 4 egg omelet. Keep the body guessing!
Also, I think I'm probably going to take eggs out of my diet for 2 weeks to a month, depending what kind of eggs I can find in Japan.
So, theoretically, if a person was even eating ONLY carbohydrate, but still eating below their daily required caloric requirement, they'd HAVE TO dip into fat reserves to make up the difference. How is that different from low-carb ketosis? Seems like both ways of eating end up with the same result: burning fat for energy.
I've noticed to that if I eat heavily one day, the next day I can fall into an IF without realizing it. As Dr. Davis says, you "forget" to eat.
Is there any reason someone can't be in a temporary ketosis, for example for a few hours, simply depending on how you're eating?
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.