A typical debate - Idealist VS Pragmatist.
I have to admit; the first time I practised the Ketogenic Diet - I have been the former gullible victim over easily believing something that I am hopeful to achieve any or all of those positive sort of incredible claims we see amongst forum posts. Muscle gains, lack of hunger, weight loss "benefits" and/or "results" - whatever you call it. I simply hoped for all of these to occur. Thinking about them one night after another.
I have been subscribing and believing to an external belief, indoctrination, dogma or in this case - wishful thoughts and hope. Or perhaps simply rather - an opinion based of someone else's hope, too. Is it truly that simple?
Because "Adaptation" implies there are infinite leverages available - at compensating all losses. Whilst fulfilling metabolic / caloric expenditure.
"Adaptation" is a belief over what you have been told and preached what to do in order to believe to hopefully feel such mentioned conditions of being in "Ketosis". Or benefits. Or pros. Yet also - "Cons" from having reached those conditions.
Hence this begs the question - whether "Adaptation" as an infinitely-malleable, metabolic concept alone is actually "conducive." or "supportive"?
Why? Because "Adaptations" assumes that perpetual needs are secondary. Adaptations assumes that something else shall "make do" for the time being.
Everything pretty much requires or depend on something else to operate. These are what I call "perpetual needs". Without petrol, your car wouldn't spark the plug. Can your car, therefore - "adapts" without petrol? I don't think so. Petrol; therefore - is (just one of many) perpetual need/s for your car to keep "going". Yet alone even just to start it up.
People may argue that alternative forms of energy exist, and they are correct. From charging your phone with a piece of fruit (fructose), batteries off from table sugar, or running your PC on potatoes. However, is it efficient?
A superman. You're inevitably bound to witness the following claims:
Much of these do speak some truth, but rarely in perfect tangent/unison. If ketones provides so called "unlimited" amounts of energy, then why or how come I don't feel it as I truly have an "unlimited" sense of energy despite months and months of eating fat and not touched a single grain of rice? How come some people DO not reach "ketosis" in the same believably manner?
....So why are we being told to "be sure to add up to 5 grams of sodium, this much potassium, etc, etc" as a daily regiment Shouldn't all these maintenance ritual be all removed / redundant once we are "correctly adapted" anyway?
So what should exist, then in place of "Ketogenic Adaptations"? Well quite simply - self-compensations.
In light to all of the above; does this mean any Ketogenic intervention is immediately therefore a no go for all and every physiology? Of course not. Low Carbohydrate in general, remains plausible nutritional intervention. But an intervention it remains nonetheless ~ that however months and years that elapses ~ you must do your own diligence at your own, not someone else's ~ reality checks.
Adaptation thus is an illusion of an infinite confidence.
Live and reconcile towards your very own interpretation of what "Ketosis" means to you Not someone else's. Not even me. Because nothing and no-one else is as authentic as your own biological convictions.