Preamble: To better understand why those ketosis-adapted prefer the state, I induced ketosis and logged the result.
As a low-fat no-oil vegan I went into this with no keto-adaptation and nearly died, do not try this at home.
Abstract: Mixed a whole stick of unsalted butter into coffee on an empty stomach.
Taste was palatable, though after enough each sip left me wretching violently .
Effect was instantly narcotic; weakness in joints, urges to vomit, face turned pale, cardiovascular stiffening, light-headedness, shakes.
After a few hours, spitting on the wrist smelled of acetone. (ketosis set in)
Despite the bodily discomfort of practically a near-death experience, the mind subtly approved the state; mild mental stimulation, ease of beautiful visualization, relaxation, humbling humility. It appeared ketone bodies could be useful for meditation or creativity (a starving musician/fasting yogi effect).
Conclusion: The practice of skipping a meal may provide a useful mild ketosis without needing to eat fats.My Ketosis Experiment, -60% based on 5 ratings