Why Should I Have Ketosis and Be Able to Feel the Effects of it?
So what happens once you enter the keto phase?
There are several things that happen when you enter the keto phase.
First, you start to have seizures. Not just normal seizures where one side of the brain lights up and then stops. Seizures happen when blood glucose levels get to high enough and your pancreas won’t do the necessary calculations to let you have the insulin you need to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Second, you start to feel hungry and crave foods that you are used to having.
Third, the amount of protein in your diet decreases because of the acids produced by the acidosis in your body. Also, protein is one of the few things that your body doesn’t have to make instead, it can be made from glucose. This is the phase you will feel the most in, because you can still eat all you want, but its mostly carbs. If you can cut back on eating lots of starches, you can start to feel more like yourself, but don’t do it too much because starches are a large part of your caloric intake and it will stop the keto diet.
So the end game is to be at an ideal ketosis and not go into it until you are back in ketosis, which is the acidic environment of your body. At a particular point, most people have found it really hard to be in the ketosis because they miss the feeling of hunger. But by waiting and lowering the protein and carb intake, you can be back in ketosis and enjoy the feeling. This is the only way to feel ketosis.