Protein and Ketogenic

I am not trying to lose weight but rather, I am trying to see if the the pain in my lower back will subside from a decrease in inflamation....I am also trying to do 150% of the protein, which doesn't seem in conflict with the overall goal of the diet because i want to retain and actually develop muscle. Any thoughts on this? i also can't get past 85% fat without being sicked by the thought of more butter. i am on day 5 mind you.

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  • 150% of protein is how much protein? Eating too high in protein could kick you out of ketosis, but maybe you don't have to be constantly in ketosis to reduce inflammation.

    #AllTheDots

  • on the cronometer chart where i am trying to maintain weight it says i am doing 150% and i did see in the fat for fuel book that going 25% for protein was fine. when i did a search online it said .8 times your body weight keeps you in a safe zone when it comes to your liver so in my case up to 127 grams of protein for a 5'9 159 1bs guy. i was curious if anyone else had similar outlook or results.

  • @Wolverine_1

    If you are truly wanting to be keto, it's worthwhile testing for ketones in your urine. Typically, a keto diet should be 80% fat and I have seen higher intakes of protein interfere with ketosis.

    I also just wrote a blog for Cronometer on how to fight inflammation through diet that you may find helpful. :smile:

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
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  • Susan - do you have a link to your blog post?

    many thanks.

  • @Jools

    Sorry! Should have posted it above.

    Please see the following link and let me know if you have any follow-up questions - https://cronometer.com/blog/fighting-inflammation-with-food/.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • Thanks Susan - as someone who has suffered from low/medium-level chronic inflammation throughout my body for the past 30 years your blog post was a great help.

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