Can eating too much protein kick you out of ketosis? This is one of the most common questions asked about the keto diet, but it’s hard to find an evidence-based answer.
So I decided to run an experiment to shine some light on this hotly-debated topic — and the results may change the way you think about protein and the ketogenic diet.
In this video, I explain what happens to my ketone levels after eating high-protein meals and then fasting for 16 hours (and whether there’s any difference between eating red meat, chicken, fish and protein powder).
To run these tests, I used two different devices to ensure accurate readings:
1. The Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor, in combination with the Levels app (which allows me to correlate my food intake and physical activity with changes in my blood glucose levels).
You can sign up for Levels Health using this link: https://michaelkummer.com/go/levels
2. The BIOSENSE breath ketone analyzer, a medical-grade device with proven accuracy levels way beyond the cheap ketone readers you can buy on Amazon.
To learn more about continuous glucose monitoring and how it can improve your health, check out this blog post: https://michaelkummer.com/health/continuous-glucose-monitoring/
If you have any questions about how I conducted the tests (or anything else related to protein’s effect on ketosis) leave me a comment and I’ll reply ASAP.
#Protein #Ketosis #Biohacking
0:00 – Intro
0:44 – Creating Glucose on a Keto Diet
2:22 – High Protein Diet Experiment
2:56 – How I’m Tracking My Glucose and Ketone Levels
4:48 – Test #1: Chicken
5:39 – Test #2: Seafood
6:30 – Test #3: Protein Powder
8:41 – Test #4: Red Meat
9:31 – Results: My Glucose and Ketone Levels
15:50 – The Potentially Harmful Effects of a High Protein Diet
18:27 – My Closing Thoughts
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