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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

Alright, here’s what the ketogenic diet (often referred to as “keto”) is and the basics of how to follow it. What is the ketogenic diet? For those who don’t know the ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high fat diet (LCHF) with many health benefits. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Benefits: Ketogenic diets generally cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased level of ketones provide the numerous cited health benefits. Ketogenic benefits include: Fighting diabetes Epilepsy control Alzheimer’s disease Certain cancers Cognitive performance High blood pressure control Satiety Weight/fat loss Reduced cholesterol levels The most obvious and commonly cited benefits is the decreased insulin levels. This is why fasting becomes a great solution to people’s type 2 diabetes, cushing’s disease and many other metabolic diseases. Fasting as well as the Continue reading >>

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  1. Sheena

    Do I need to do anything trace of ketones

    Hi everyone I am type 1 since march o7 on novorapid and levimir. Just gone back to work on a phased return doing part time to start, feeling lousy headaches, my skin is a mess and very tired. Just tested and have a trace of ketones do I need to do anything?

  2. pauline fleming

    Just keep a close eye on them. Is your BG running high or have you been sick at all? As long as you are well otherwise you should be alright but to be on the safe side give your diabetic liason nurse a call and hand in a urine sample to your GP.
    Dont panic, as long as you dont have mega ketones you should be fine.
    Good luck and stay well

  3. Sheena

    Thanks Pauline, I have got the reading above a trace. I will keep an eye on it as you suggest, as soon as I return to work I start to feel lousy again. I thought I was doing so well since visiting this site have gained better control of my bloods only been above 12 twice in the last 4 days when I was averaging above 12 every day. Pains in my feet hands and legs seem to be getting worse. Never mind all in a day egh. I worry that I will never be able to cope with work without feeling so lousy.

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