Optimal Ketone & Glucose Levels
Mister Mojo here, the question I always get asked is, what should my readings be? So, let’s cover our over ketones. Generally, your ketones should be between 0.5 and 3. This is defined, according to Professors Volek and Phinney, who wrote The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living. This is the optimal zone for nutritional ketosis. Higher, is not necessarily better. What we do, is measure what is in the tank. Not how well your liver can produce ketones or how well your body can accept those. Now generally, when we see in intermitted fasting or fasting that we might see higher levels of ketones than three. This is definitely the therapeutic zone. Below 0.5, you’re not quite in ketosis. So that’s where need to take a look at how much carbs you’re ingesting and see what could be affecting you and your body.
Now with glucose, generally, well there should be somewhere in morning round about 80s or 90s, somewhere in that region is a good state to be in for your glucose. After you’ve eating, you don’t want to see a spike more than 30 milligrams per deciliter which is about 1.7 millimoles. Fasting glucose measurements can be below 83. It may be into the 70s. And for some people, if they’re on extending fast you might even see them into the 60s. Obviously, that is why measuring with a meter you account for your bio-individuality.
To learn more about ketone levels, read here!