Tag: Ketones

  • Continuous glucose monitors are becoming all the rage

    I looked into getting a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) before. Not because I have diabetes but because I was experimenting on myself with taking a more strict low carb diet. It turns out you need a prescription to get one. I don’t know why since I was able to get a ketone and glucose test […]

  • What’s the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis?

    One could kill you and the other is the ideal metabolic state. That’s the long and short of it. Ketoacidosis, without treatment, can kill you while being in ketosis means that your body will turn to burning fat for fuel versus glucose in your blood. If you’re new to the world of the ketogenic diet, […]

  • For athletes, supplementing with ketones is different than simply being on the keto diet

    I didn’t think this was in dispute. I don’t recall reading anywhere claims being made that simply being on the keto diet will enhance athletes’ performance. I do recall reading how simply being on the keto diet and becoming fat adapted will enhance the athletic performance of regular people. But, these are normal people who […]

  • Tracking ketones and GKI

    As I’ve said before, I’ve been living the Intermittent Fasting and Keto Friendly lifestyle for over 2 decades and fell into this lifestyle quite by accident. It’s only recently that I learned that it’s the latest diet craze (hopefully not a fad). As such, I have never measured my blood sugar or ketone levels (never […]

  • Are MCT and BHB supplements necessary?

    I’ve never tried any supplements of any kind because I’ve always found them unnecessary… for me. I can understand why some people might want to or might need to take supplements to get the results they want. It’s just never been something I’ve needed to explore. Part of the reason I don’t need them is […]

  • Find out which ketone meter is right for you

    DietDoctor.com recently reviewed the four top ketone meters on the market. They ran them through some rigorous testing to determine which ketone meter does the best overall job. Knowing your blood ketone levels can be powerful feedback. It’s objective. It’s motivating. And it is the kind of information that lets you know where you are […]

  • Things you need to know about keto test strips

    Are you or are you not in ketosis? The most accurate way to know is to use keto test strips. I know a lot of people on Instagram have used these strips to know if they’re in or out of ketosis. I’ve never used them before but I’m seriously considering giving it a try. Here’s […]