Nutritional #ketosis begins!

Since I’m at the 2 week mark, I tested my fasting blood ketones this morning. The result: 0.7 mmol. I’m relieved by that number.

“a therapeutic range of blood ketone levels for an athlete starts at 0.5 millimolar BOHB at the lower end and improves up to 3.0 millimolar.”

Phinney, Stephen; Volek, Jeff (2012-06-15). The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance (p. 91). Beyond Obesity LLC. Kindle Edition.

The optimal zone is around 1.5 to 3.0 millimolar, but I’ve read that it can take up to a month to get there. I’m going to do a few more fasting tests before Monday, then also test after my Saturday am run. Granted, that run is just a 5 mile recovery with 6 100m strides, but it’s the most I’ll be doing before the HOA Monday. Of course I’ll test after the race too. Levels should be highest post-exercise.

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