An inconvenient truth about ketosis

Keto diets have many potential benefits. But there are some myths about them that refuse to go away.

For example: Do higher ketone readings cause more fat loss? And is it generally a good idea to chase really high ketone levels?

This article busts a few myths surrounding the ketogenic diet:

Bodybuilding: An Inconvenient Truth About Ketone Levels

So what is the major conclusion? Higher ketone levels is not necessarily better. One size does not fit all. Know what your goals are, and tailor your diet to fit your goals and your life, not to chase a certain ketone number.

Are there more myths about keto that you can think of? Let me know in the comments below.

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  2. Stephanie
    Thank you so much for all of your research, recipes, and information! I'm on day 3 of LCHF after taking a long break. I know when I went into ketosis yesterday afternoon. I knew it because I got diarrhea (my, delightful, ketosis indicator). I bought some urine keto test strips and confirmed that I am, indeed, in ketosis. The color reading has indicated "large" amounts of ketones, 80mg/dL (>7mmol/L), each time I've tested in the last 24hrs. That is unnecessarily high. I'm not certain how to mitigate that.
    I was eating <27gm carbs/day for 6 months a couple of years ago, but went off LCHF because I was always dragging (& always had diarrhea.) I never had that great energy people rave about.
    I found an electrolyte formula today (1/2 "No salt" for K+, have salt) & have been drinking this in water today, hoping it will help with the energy once I'm fat adapted. Do you have other suggestions? I get into ketosis so easily & with such high ketones. Am I doing something wrong? (I'm definitely NOT underweight - I'm currently about 15lbs/~7kg higher than my comfortable weight.)
    Thank you for your help!

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