Ketosis: Trace/None (!?)
Today, for the first time since I’ve started my ketogenic diet, I have fallen almost completely out of ketosis.
There is no logical explanation why. I worked my food tracker spreadsheet last night and tracked what I ate yesterday. I was in moderate level yesterday morning when I awoke, before 6AM, but by the same time this morning I was out. I was also in at about 10PM last night, at the moderate level. So something happened over the course of the night to take me out.
This, of course, makes the dinner I had suspect, but when I worked up the macronutrient breakdown, I had only one boneless, skinless chicken breast, and a salad with oil-and-vinegar dressing (my beloved Good Seasons, of course!), plus a tablespoon and a half or so of coconut oil. I never had a dessert of any kind, and my only drink was Crystal Light peach tea mix in water, same as I always have. Nothing unusual about my cuisine last night — very Paleo, very ketogenic.
So what happened?
I’m without a clue, but it should be interesting to see what I find tonight when I get home and test again. I wasn’t all the way out, I don’t think; I believe I measured in the very low trace range, but still. I have no idea why the sudden drop even took place.
My one suspicion is dehydration. I woke up extremely parched, but didn’t really sate the thirst before I left for work. Now I’m trying to do it here and get work done, but I wanted to journal this in case there’s something I missed in my food yesterday. I did add, as best I could recall, my lunch and daytime items to my food tracker but my overall numbers for the day were about 60/35/5 (f/p/c, percentages).
Mysteries! Why this happened and what to do to avoid it in the future?
Or is it time to switch to Paleo (and this would’ve happened on that type of diet too)? Hm.