Hacking Test W/ Keto Diet?
I'm taking the biggest test of my entire life (COMLEX I, will basically determine which specialties of doctoring I can do for the rest of my life :unsure:) in two weeks. I have been eating pretty healthy (i.e. the cafeteria is closed so I've been cooking for myself) for almost a month now, and a few days ago I decided to go completely ketogenic so that I can run totally on ketones come test day. I've been making things from the BP cookbook, but have a few questions for those more experienced:
1) I've read from several sources that to become fat adapted you need to keep your carbs <20-30g/day, and get around >60% of your calories from fat. I've been tracking my food on an app but no matter what I do my carbs aren't able to get that low. Do these numbers seem right? I can get the % calories from carbs pretty low (10-15%), is that more important than the actual grams?
2) I've been eating pretty low carb for a while but not full-on ketogenic. I know that the transition to fat adaptation comes with things like headaches, dizziness, etc. for a few days, but has anyone who has run completely on ketones before think it is a good idea to try and do this for test day, or to do this so close to test day?
3) Any tips from people who have hacked huge life-determining tests?