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What to Look for When Testing Blood Glucose Levels

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  Published on March 30th, 2021
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On a ketogenic diet, you might find yourself getting into the habit of constantly testing your blood glucose levels.You’d do so in order to make sure that an increase in blood glucose won’t force your body to get out of ketosis. This can directly ruin your progress you’ve made on a keto diet, and have you start the keto adaptation process all over again.Everything sounds great and all, until you actually test your blood glucose levels and ask yourself the big question:What should you be looking for?When testing your blood glucose levels, it’s ideal to have your fasting blood glucose level under 100 mgs per deciliter.What does that mean? It means that before eating, your blood glucose level should be under 100 mgs.And since a ketogenic diet will have you drastically limit your blood glucose, your fed glucose levels need to be under 120 mgs per deciliter.The reason being–on a ketogenic diet, you shouldn’t be consuming more than 20/25 mgs of net carbs, unless you’ve been cleared to do so by a keto expert.What If You […]…

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