What could cause a high fasting insulin on a ketogenic diet?
High fasting insulin during ketogenic diet is because of elevated fasting glucose levels usually start to occur with those who have been following a strict keto diet for over a year. This is the body's way of assuring that glucose is present for organs that require it
Yes, in rare cases it can cause rapid weight loss. This is because your body is not able use glucose as energy. So it starts burning muscles and fat.
While keto diet has been extremely beneficial for weight loss, but one should consult a doctor before starting it.
Do not take high calorie meals. Exercise daily and take plenty of fruits.
One should eat meals low in carbs and exercise for a minimum of 45 mins daily. In addition, try and lose weight upto 10kgs to reverse prediabetes and diabetes.
Doctors use the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test or the A1C test to diagnose prediabetes. Less often, doctors use the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), which is more expensive and not as easy to give. The A1C test reflects your average blood glucose over the past 3 months.