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Fasting Ketosis Symptoms: Common Side Effects

Ketosis is one of the natural, physiological effects of the body when fasting. When we’re eating a ketogenic diet or have gone on an extended period of time without food, our bodies will enter ketosis. This is because the body no longer has glucose available and begins breaking down the body’s fatty tissues for energy. With the ketogenic diet, we’re inducing ketosis by “starving” the body of carbohydrates so that it must turn to fat burning, which has many benefits. Simply fasting by not eating any food can have the same effect. Many people on the ketogenic diet will incorporate fasting to speed up ketosis and also reap the benefits of fasting on keto. Whether you’re eating a ketogenic diet, simply fasting, or combining the two, your body is entering ketosis. Since the symptoms can be similar, this article covers the common fasting ketosis symptoms, as well as how to deal with them. Fasting Ketosis Symptoms It’s important to note that most of these symptoms are temporary as your body is getting adapted to being in ketosis and can be remedied by the tips we cover below. Ketosis Flu If you’re using fasting as a way to get into (or get back into) ketosis, you might exp Continue reading >>

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  1. 2ndChance

    It's hard for me to describe the way I feel... I can feel the fat draining from my face, I become really aware of my thyroid's existence, I sort of feel like my body is attempting to figure out what bare minimum things it needs to survive, and then it starts burning everything else for fuel. This seems like a very good thing in the prevention of disease to me--when I think of cancer cells, I think of things that shouldn't exist. Cells in our bodies that shouldn't be there. Hopefully with a ketogenic diet, malicious extra cells will be the first to be burned? I can definitely tell that the primal way of life is better for me than any other eating/lifestyle plan I have ever followed. I haven't eaten since breakfast, and yeah, food sounds nice right now, but at the same time I'm mentally stable. I feel very aware of the realities being ignored by those around me, who eat SAD foods unquestioningly and never have the thought, "I am my body." Each time I fast I believe I become a more efficient beast, reduced to my essential self, my "essence," and free of unnecessary things. It's very meditative for me.
    What does it feel like to you?

  2. Paleobird

    To me it feels exceptionally awake and aware. I can feel my heart beating and hear my breath. I feel like I could chase down a woolly mammoth for dinner or run like hell to avoid being dinner for a saber toothed tiger.
    Keto-land has been my permanent home for a while now so this feeling has become the new normal. I wouldn't want to go back to life without it. This is why I wonder at all the people saying how the cookies at the office are such a "temptation", etc. I am not in the least tempted. Why would I want to leave this awesome place even temporarily? For a cookie? Why?
    Also being in ketosis for me means perfect seizure control on 25% less medication than before and I plan to cut that back further gradually. The medication I'm cutting back is a barbiturate so getting some of that out of my system is an added bonus.
    And I hope what you said about cancer cells is true as well. Five and a half years cancer free and planning to stay that way.

  3. Derpamix

    While I was in ketosis I felt like I was going to die. I was in more pain in ketosis than I was when I was stabbed in the stomach. Not even exaggerating.

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