Do you have what many call an "anny bod" - are your blood sugar levels too high and/or are your ketones too elevated? It is important to know whether or not your body is functioning properly before starting any type of dieting program. Also important is the knowledge of how to properly adjust your levels so as not to cause an "ordinate" spike in your blood sugar levels. If you are diabetic, have had blood glucose levels that are dangerously high or are pregnant, the best thing to do is consult with your doctor.
You may want to avoid all carbs (including refined grains) if you have ketones that are high. Carbohydrates (especially simple sugars) metabolize into ketones in your liver and are used to break down fats that enter your body. Too many ketones in your liver can lead to your blood levels being too high. So, it's very important to avoid carbs if you want to lose weight and prevent a "flare-up" of ketones.
If you are taking medications for any type of illness, be sure to let your doctor know. Many prescription and over the counter drugs (OTC) raise blood glucose levels and inhibit the liver from properly using ketones. In addition, be sure to monitor closely your blood pressure as well. If you are taking any type of medication, especially if you are on long term medication such as medicines for high blood pressure, you should lower your daily caloric intake. In other words, don't eat a big meal every evening and instead snack on some nuts, berries, or low-fat dairy products.