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Pizza Carb Results
So the outstanding question from yesterday’s pizza dinner, which helped propel my carbohydrate load to an estimated 262g yesterday is, “Will I wake up in a ketogenic state?” I would bet the farm the answer would be “no,” given my previous n=1 testing has shown, depending on the type of carbohydrate I eat, my tolerance level is somewhere just above 200 g. As I do every morning, I used my Ketonix ketone breath analyzer which showed my body in a state of ketosis.
Again, this is not what I expected. My thought, and I’m no expert, is eating the pizza at 8:30pm or so should have caused my blood sugar to rise and stopped my body from producing ketones until the blood glucose is expended. Okay, that’s a very simplified way of thinking about it. So what are possible reasons?
- the measuring device is not accurate–always a possibility
- maybe my huge early morning workout affected the situation? I lifted in a fasted state. Then ate low carb for my first meal, then ate the pizza for late meal.
I tested the device by eating my normal first meal, eggs, bacon, potato, and a green smoothy. Then I tested using the Ketonix device and, as I would expect, was not in ketosis.
I’ll never know the answer, but I’m going to go with the story that my body prefers ketones as fuel and, over time, have adapted my body to increase my carbohydrate tolerance–yeah, let’s go with that! 😀
Today I’m back to my normal version of Primal/Paleo eating and loving it! As always…
Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!