Experience And Thoughts About Ketosis
I am 20 year old and have experimented with ketosis for several months. The purpose of this post is to share my experience and to get other peoples experience and scientific data mainly based on commenting the information below. You are of course welcome to add additional information and express your point of view freely.
First of all, I have come to the understanding of ketosis being a biological recovery state. I have come to this conclusion based on what IÂ´ve read and slightly based on my experience and speculations. I have also found remembering, focusing, critical thinking and mentally effortful thinking in general harder while in ketosis. Ketosis makes me slightly more aware and therefore a better observer for example.
I can say ketosis makes me smarter because of this but critical thinking becomes harder (Holding larger concepts in my mind becomes harder or "foggy"). Learning complex math for example becomes more difficult at times and it takes more time to comprehend it. It becomes harder for me to recall words, hold memories in my short term memory and so on.
While eating carbs in larger amounts, but less carbs than fat, my mind becomes sharper. It is easier to concentrate intensely, recall word etc, learning and holding large concepts in my mind. When I eat carbs, I eat low GI complex carbs (Quinoa, lentils, berries etc).
My conclusion is a diet highest in fat, medium in carbs and lowest in protein would be ideal (Example: 60% fat, 25% carbs and 15% protein or 50% fat, 30-35% carbs and 15-20% protein). This would be ideal for performing and receiving the repairing effects of ketosis. What do you think?
LCHF food which I eat(Highest amount to lowest amount). Fat; Olive oil, meat/fish and avocado, nuts(Almonds and walnuts)/eggs, Sunflower seeds/flax seeds/pumpkin seeds, coconut oil. Occasionally: Diary products high in fat. Protein; Meat/fish, nuts/eggs, seeds. Vegetables; Broccoli, spinach, avocado, peppers, tomato, garlic, onion, chili and more.
All i drink is water. I supplement with B-vitamins, multivitamins, omega 3s, ALCAR and occasionally potassium, sink, magnesium, iodine and vitamin C. I dont do intense workouts while in ketosis, but I am able to. I have a good sleep pattern. I rarely drink alcohol. My blood tests are good, but low in blood sugar while in ketosis.
I think thats enough, but you are welcome to ask for more information.