Hey everybody. I have a question about a diet that I’m currently on which I was hoping would put me into ketosis. Basically, I’m taking in about 2100 calories per day, 265 grams protein and 120 grams fat spread out evenly across six meals (it’s modeled somewhat after the first six weeks of CT’s diet from the “Beast Evolves” article). I do get some residual carbs such as those in Low Carb Grow, avocados, nuts, leafy greens, etc (although a large portion of my fat intake comes from fish and flaxseed oil pills).
So, anyway, I’ve been on it for about nine days. Earlier today I ran out of protein unexpectedly and decided to substitute with just the nuts and half an avocado since I was too busy at work to go get something. The problem is that I then found myself horribly lethargic and woozy-feeling, not unlike how I felt the first two or three days on the diet. I had eaten an equivalent number of calories as I normally would per meal.
I’m worried about the possibility that my body’s been converting protein into glucose this whole time and not burning fat for energy, basically the worst-case scenario diet where I’m primarily burning protein and amino acids for energy (hence muscle) rather than fatty acids. Would that explain why not eating protein at one meal would have that kind of effect?
Thanks in advance for your help.