Xylitol Takes Me Out Of Ketosis
I have been bulletproof for almost a year now and it has absolutely changed my life for the better in a million ways. I don't drink coffee so I have been doing BP Tea for the past year with the Cocoa Nibs from Upgraded with Cocoa Butter, Kerry Gold and MCT and I love it. When the BP Diet book came out I saw his recipe for Vanilla Latte which is basically Hot Water, Upgraded Vanilla, Xylitol, MCT and Butter. I add Cocoa butter as well.
Anyways in December I got down to 182 (I am 6'1") and as a former 250lber I was stoked but was entering into my last 10lbs phrase. I switched to the Vanilla Latte recipe in the morning cause I tried it and it tasted delicious and I wanted some variation but fast forward to End of Jan. and I am 191 and haven't lost any fat and while I have gained some muscle I noticeably look a little more plump. I maintained a strict diet even during Christmas.
Anyways I had stopped using ketone sticks to track my Ketosis and what foods got me out or in months ago as I had it dialed. So I decided to track and sure enough Xylitol is taking me clear out of ketosis. I made tea yesterday without it and was cranking (Red light on my Ketonix) and I made the tea this morning with Xylitol and I never got a lick of ketones. I went and surfed for two hours on nothing but the tea and was so fatigued as my body was trying to use glucose when it had none.
Anyways I am going to add some blood testing too along with Ketonix but it is the only major change I have made diet wise and I have not only noticed the plateau but a lot of fatigue during workouts and surfing, where normally I perform awesome in Ketosis.
I know that Kiefer has said that if you used to be big and had a lot of fat to lose, and you have even low calorie/low glycemic sweeteners it can trigger an insulin response as your body is used to tasting sweet and then spiking up.
Has anyone had this happen to them too?
Going to do the tea sans xylitol tomorrow and then with xylitol later in the afternoon while in confirmed ketosis and see if it takes me out.