May 20, 2016

ANOTHER EXAMPLE DEMONSTRATING HOW TO REMAIN KETOGENIC

(Before reading this post, we recommend reading our simple 4 step instructions to understand the process described below)

Last night, I saw a picture of a wedding cake and thought about the usefulness of KetoCalc for those who had slipped and wanted to get back on track as fast as possible without going through the keto-adaptation period again. Then I found myself facing with a slightly similar situation. I was craving a nice, full bowl of yogurt but it had 15 grams of carbs. I had been mostly ketogenic for many months, having lost weight from 275 lbs to my current weight of 165 lbs. If I went out of ketosis, I did not want my body to require another period of adaptation before burning ketones again.

So I put my macros in the calculator. The yogurt had 14 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrate, and 9 grams of protein. I added in 25 grams of whey protein bringing the total protein up to 34 grams. That gave me a keto-ratio well below 1 which is not ketogenic. So I went back (using the back arrow at the bottom of my Android to leave my previously entered values intact) and kept increasing the fat amount in the calculator until the ketogenic ratio was over 2. I did this by putting in different numbers of tablespoons of oil into the Tablespoon to Gram Converter field of the calculator and adding the oil amount in grams to the 14 grams of fat in my yogurt, re-entering the total amount of fat and pressing calculate again. I first put in 3 tablespoons of oil into the Tablespoon to Gram Converter field which yielded 40 grams of oil to add, giving me 54 grams of total fat, which yielded a ketogenic ratio of 1.60 – still too low. Then I tried 5 tablespoons of oil to add (67 gr.) yielding 81 grams of total fat, and got a ketogenic ratio of 2.07. I was happy with this ratio. This is how I determined how much additional oil or fat was needed for my meal to remain ketogenic.

Please be advised to do the above as rarely as possible, as the excessive number of calories may lead to weight gain.