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The Paleo Guide To Ketosis

Ketosis is a word that gets tossed around a lot within the Paleo community – to some, it’s a magical weight-loss formula, to others, it’s a way of life, and to others it’s just asking for adrenal fatigue. But understanding what ketosis really is (not just what it does), and the physical causes and consequences of a fat-fueled metabolism can help you make an informed decision about the best diet for your particular lifestyle, ketogenic or not. Ketosis is essentially a metabolic state in which the body primarily relies on fat for energy. Biologically, the human body is a very adaptable machine that can run on a variety of different fuels, but on a carb-heavy Western diet, the primary source of energy is glucose. If glucose is available, the body will use it first, since it’s the quickest to metabolize. So on the standard American diet, your metabolism will be primarily geared towards burning carbohydrates (glucose) for fuel. In ketosis, it’s just the opposite: the body primarily relies on ketones, rather than glucose. To understand how this works, it’s important to understand that some organs in the body (especially the brain) require a base amount of glucose to keep fu Continue reading >>

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  1. iammrhappy

    How to get deeper into Ketosis?

    I've been doing keto for about 2 weeks now. I want to get deeper into ketosis. I'm always on the moderate side when checkin with ketostix.
    My diet is simple
    Breakfast - 3 fried eggs with butter + shredded rotisserie chicken from costco + tapatio sauce
    Snacks - cheese, peanut/almond butter, silk almond milk
    Dinner - 2 hamburger patties grilled with my george forman grill. + cheese + lettuce to wrap it with.
    im hittin ~65/~30/~5 everyday. I lift 5 times a week.
    I'm thinking of adding cardio in everday. just 20 minutes of HIIT or MISS on a fasted stated in the morning.
    Any suggestions would be great. I want to lose fat. ASAP. The first week I lost ~8 pounds. But I know that all water weight. I want it to be fat weight.
    Thanks for your time.

  2. andymant

    As far as i am aware and correct me if i am wrong but the colour of the keto sticks doesnt indicate how deep you are in ketosis, if i drink a lot of water its pale pink and if i dont its darker.
    In answer to your question about deep ketosis, and again correct me if i am wrong please, its about time spent in ketosis and possibily the volume of fat consumed with fewer carbohydrates.
    As for losing fat ASAP i think you need to understand that its going to be a long game and its not a quick fix. 2 weeks is nothing, you wont even be fat adapted yet until that happens dont expect huge amounts of fat loss
    Why add cardio so soon, you have only just started, i honestly think you are being impatient here
    I would imagine someone like Lawrence and Alex would be able to give you some more sciency stuff behind this when they read this!

    Originally Posted by iammrhappy
    I've been doing keto for about 2 weeks now. I want to get deeper into ketosis. I'm always on the moderate side when checkin with ketostix.
    My diet is simple
    Breakfast - 3 fried eggs with butter + shredded rotisserie chicken from costco + tapatio sauce
    Snacks - cheese, peanut/almond butter, silk almond milk
    Dinner - 2 hamburger patties grilled with my george forman grill. + cheese + lettuce to wrap it with.
    im hittin ~65/~30/~5 everyday. I lift 5 times a week.
    I'm thinking of adding cardio in everday. just 20 minutes of HIIT or MISS on a fasted stated in the morning.
    Any suggestions would be great. I want to lose fat. ASAP. The first week I lost ~8 pounds. But I know that all water weight. I want it to be fat weight.
    Thanks for your time.

  3. iammrhappy

    Originally Posted by andymant
    As far as i am aware and correct me if i am wrong but the colour of the keto sticks doesnt indicate how deep you are in ketosis, if i drink a lot of water its pale pink and if i dont its darker.
    In answer to your question about deep ketosis, and again correct me if i am wrong please, its about time spent in ketosis and possibily the volume of fat consumed with fewer carbohydrates.
    As for losing fat ASAP i think you need to understand that its going to be a long game and its not a quick fix. 2 weeks is nothing, you wont even be fat adapted yet until that happens dont expect huge amounts of fat loss
    Why add cardio so soon, you have only just started, i honestly think you are being impatient here
    I would imagine someone like Lawrence and Alex would be able to give you some more sciency stuff behind this when they read this!

    True. I think the sticks are just an indicator of how much ketones are in my piss. Not of my body is using ketones.
    I don't feel any of the side effects of being in Ketosis. I know im in it though. I haven't eaten a carb in a while.
    I'm just starting cardio because I want to build up my cardiovascular system and for health. At what week should my body start shedding the weight?

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