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Exogenous Ketones: The Truth You Need To Know!

Can Exogenous Ketones really give you the benefits of the actual ketogenic diet? Or is it just another marketing scam done correctly? Let’s dig in and find out! What are Exogenous Ketones and how do they work? What are Ketones? It only makes sense to start with what ketones are before we discuss about Exogenous Ketones. Ketones are a byproduct produced by your liver to be used as fuel when there’s a lack of glucose in your body. They’re always present in your blood and there are 3 types of Ketone bodies [1]: Acetoacetate (AcAc) 3 beta-hydroxybutyrate (3HB) Acetone These are called Endogenous ketones because they’re naturally produced by your body internally. 3 Times Your Body Produces more ketones: Fasting Long period of exercise Diabetes (pathological cause) Endogenous Ketones vs Exogenous Ketones: Exogenous ketones, on the other hand, are the same ketone bodies injected into your body in the form of Ketone supplements and drinks (Salts and Esters). Claim: Exogenous Ketones are being marketed as an instant way to put your body into Ketosis with or without the need to follow a Ketogenic diet. It’s important to remember that Ketogenic diet has been clinically proven to hav Continue reading >>

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  1. Emily100

    Hello everyone. I have read through a lot of the posts and I will say that there is so much information here. I am happy to have found this site as I am sick of going to eat a bowl of cereal at night and crying about it.
    A lot of what you guys say is super technical and scientific, which is awesome.. but I don't quite understand it. I'm sure I will.. it's just strange to be in a place where I don't know a lot of what you are all talking about.
    With that being said.. I have been testing my urine (I know this isn't the most accurate but it's what I have for now) and I can't get past a "moderate" reading. I realize that this isn't a sure thing but I want to see that my body is really working and not rely simply on the scale to do that. I have only just started Atikins and have not gone over 20 carbs a day for the past 4 days.. So.. Yesterday I tested and found trace amounts so I literally drank some tea with butter in it. Pretty gross.. But it worked to a point. It made the stick a tad darker.
    This morning I tested negative but hadn't eaten. Part of my problem is that my eating times are terrible. I usually don't eat until about 3 in the afternoon, or that is what I DID do before I started.. I realize I need to eat before that now..
    So I have a few questions I guess:
    1. Does it matter what times of the day I eat my carbs/the most fat/proteins or can I eat them when I want? As I mentioned, my stomach is better later in the day and that's when I do most of my eating. (I do believe I am dealing with night eating disorder as well)
    2. What can I do to "push" myself further into ketosis?
    Fat bombs? hah What are these for exactly? Is that what I need to be doing? I think yesterday I was eating too many proteins. I'm not entirely sure.
    I want to add that I have lost six pounds in the past four days.. I know that's decent but I can't help thinking it could be a bit better. I am 1000% determined and will do anything I need to do. I have not cheated, yet.. This HAS to happen.
    I sincerely thank you for any input or suggestions you might have. I really am grateful to have found this place. There is a lot of motivation here in so many ways... I am tearing up, I'm such a cheese ball.

  2. Bignick

    1. Intermittent fasting is fine. It's best to eat within a 7-8 hour window every day. 2 meals may be better than 3 according to the experts.
    2. Limit carbs to no more than 20g per day. No cheat meals or days. Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water. Eat 80% fats, 15% protein, 5% carbs. Add butter, coconut oil and HWC to your coffee or tea and blend it. Cook in lard, lots of it. Eat fatty meat and bacon. Don't drain the fat when cooking meat, pour it on, save the remainder in a cup for frying.
    I've been in ketosis for nearly 2 years. I feel great, have tons of energy, don't get hungry, weigh what I did in high school nearly 50 years ago.
    Don't worry about color on the pee sticks. Darker is not necessarily better and does not represent to what degree you are in ketosis.
    It took me over a month to become fully keto adapted. I colored a pee stick after a day or two starting LC however. Coloring a stick does not mean fully adapted.
    good luck

  3. Emily100

    Thank you Nick. It's so strange to eat all this fat but I know it's working. People in so many places say that it took them 24 hours to reach ketosis.. I'm glad that you said it took you about a month. I believe it has taken me a full 4 days to really, really hit it. I woke up this morning feeling awesome and had gone to bed sick from it. I appreciate your response very much.

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