When working with someone today their biggest complaint was ” I cannot seem to get in to Ketosis, I even checked with the blood monitor and I was not in a state of ketosis at all”
As I viewed her food diary for the last several days the first thing I noted was beef sticks on the list , a quick check with google told me that although these have Low carbs,( 2 carbs per serving), the 3rd ingredient was corn syrup, and the fifth ingredient contained the word dextrose. I knew immediately that even though these say low carb they contain sugar. When we eat sugar we are going to trigger that insulin response we are trying to avoid in Ketosis. I am adding a link to an article that I think explains this process very well
If you want to get in a ketotic state and burn fat you must watch out for the hidden sugar content in food. Just because the package says low carb It does not necessarily translate to no sugar. Be informed, become a label reader!!