I've had a question about hoodia for a long time. Hoodia is thought to work by "tricking" the hypothalamus into "believing" that you've eaten already (that is, blood sugar is high).
If you are on a low carb or ketogenic diet, does hoodia knock you out of ketosis even if you haven't really consumed any carbs? If you trigger the glucose sensors of the hypothalamus, does your body revert to a normal state where carbs are the body's preferred energy source?
I am on a carb cyclic diet during which I wouldn't be hard to get into ketosis for a day or two. I just need some keto strips to see if hoodia will end ketosis the same way carbs would.
Anyone care to speculate?