On-Demand Energy Without Getting Out of Ketosis?
I have lost all of my excess weight and most of my fat reserves following a ketogenic diet (3 mos.). I maintain a strict keto diet and log my daily macros religiously, limiting my carb intake to <20g/day. I exercise daily and am fit and healthy for a 64 year-old man. Last week I went on a moderately difficult hike after eating a breakfast of charcuterie at the hotel where I was staying. On the way back from the hike I ran out of energy. My leg strength failed and I began trembling. Eventually I had to be assisted down the mountain. I had raw pecans with me for food along the way but they did not provide my muscles the energy when I needed it.
What did I do wrong? Should I have eaten something like a high energy bar full of carbs? If I had, would that have taken me out of ketosis? This was an embarrassing and potentially dangerous situation that I don't want repeated.
Thank you for your advice!