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Ketosis And The Ketogenic Ratio – Q&a

Question: Do you still believe in the ketogenic ratio for getting into ketosis? I am having trouble showing ketones. Any tips? Sorry to bother you again but can drinking 2 gal of water per day dilute your urine so you don’t show ketones? Answer: Ok, let me take these on one at a time. In my first book The Ketogenic Diet, I talked about something called the ketogenic ratio (KR) which is an equation/concept used in the planning of ketogenic diets for epilepsy patients. The equation basically gives you the potential ketone producing potential of a given meal depending on the relative ketogenic or anti-ketogenic effect of the different macronutrients. So the KR of a given combination of nutrients can be estimated with the following equation: Protein turns out to be partially ketogenic (46%) and partially anti-ketogenic (58%), reflecting the fact that some amino acids can be made into ketones, while other are made into glucose). Carbohydrate is 100% anti-ketogenic and fat is mostly (90%) ketogenic (the 10% anti-ketogenic is due to the fact that the glycerol portion of triglycerides, explained in A Primer on Dietary Fats, can be converted to glucose in the liver). Quoting from that sec Continue reading >>

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  1. zetaphine

    I'm in my 6th day of Induction and my Ketostix are not registering any changes. I drink about 112 ounces of water daily. Could I be drinking too much water and diluting the results? Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on the topic.

  2. JustJ280

    Hmmm.... well, I can say that there are people who will get into Ketosis and the strips never show anything. Not sure why -- I've never used them because I can tell when I'm there -- I feel different. But just in case, why not post an example menu so that we can see if there is anything that stands out? Sorry I couldn't be more help right off the bat!

  3. zetaphine

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    Originally Posted by JustJ280
    why not post an example menu so that we can see if there is anything that stands out? JustJ280: Thanks for the quick reply! Here's today's plan:
    Breakfast:1 Atkins Bar
    2 cups coffee with heavy cream
    Snack:Red pepper slices
    Lunch:Chicken salad (canned chicken, mayo, celery, chives)
    Salad mix
    1 TBSP bacon
    2 TBSP ranch dressing
    1/4 cup mushrooms
    Dinner @ Ruby Tuesday:Sole & shrimp
    Roasted spaghetti squash
    Grilled asparagus
    I calculate 29 grams of carbs. Lemme know what you think.

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