Adaptation to Nutritional Ketosis Experiment
Experimenting with Keto-Adaptation on a Vegetarian Ketogenic Diet
In this blog post, I outline a strategy for my transition to becoming adapted to nutritional ketosis adoptng a primarily vegetarian ketogenic diet with no more than 30% saturated fats to achieve this. Ketosis is a metabolic state where most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of the energy. It is characterised by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 millimolar with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose – which can be achieved by eating a ketogenic diet – low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, high in fat (as shown in this pie chart).