Pulling back on protein
I've been doing around 80-120g of protein per day, occasionally up closer to the 150g range if not a little past that when I get going on protein shakes and fat pieces of meat. I've been thinking about dialing this back to 60-80g. Right now, I get around 100g net carbs per day. With IF and brain octane oil, I can get some ketones up, but I'm certainly not in deep ketosis by any means. I think I wake up with ketones around 0.3mmol, and if I do a really high fat breakfast I can maybe get this up to 0.4-0.7mmol by the end of the day (or 1.5mmol or so with 2tbs of brain octane.)
I'm curious if dialing back protein will have a detrimental effect on LBM / Body Comp several months down the road -- at a lower protein intake would it be better to move closer to a Keto diet to spare lean mass? It would suck to do this and lose muscle, gain fat, and worsen insulin sensitivity & metabolic flexibility.
I was noticing my fasting blood sugar creep up higher and am going to see if a lower protein intake doesn't make gluconeogenesis relax a little bit.