How Does Ketosis Work To Lose Weight

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High Fat, Low Carb Ketogenic Diets Work, But You’ll Have To Be Disciplined

Source:Supplied Used clinically for many years, specifically in the area of epilepsy where it is used to help reduce seizures, ketogenic diets are also known for their relatively quick weight loss outcomes. Not a new area of nutrition but one that has become increasingly popular in recent years, the question is, ‘is a ketogenic diet the right diet for you?’ Ketogenic diets refer to diets that are particularly low in carbohydrates (ranging from 5-20%, or 20-50g of total carbohydrates and high in fats (up to 75% in total fat). This is as opposed to standard ‘diets’ which contain 30-50% carbohydrates and just 30% fat or less. Diets that are much lower in carbohydrate than the muscles and the brain typically need to function shift the body into a state known as ‘ketosis’ in which fat stores in the body are broken down into ketones which fuel the muscles and the brain in place of the carbohydrates when they are in limited supply. The result is enhanced fat burning and relatively quick weight loss as compared to a traditional dietary approaches. There is no evidence to show that keto diets are damaging to the body. In fact, with their superior weight loss and associated reduc Continue reading >>

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  1. bulkbiker

    I'm currently on day 5 of a 7 day fast and have managed to get into "proper" ketosis.
    I have been measuring my ketones during my last few fasts but never got above 1.6 mmol/l and that was on the last day.
    I couldn't figure out the reason for this so asked the "2ketodudes" Facebook group if they knew.
    When I explained that I was drinking a lot of tea with soya milk they flagged that the soya milk could be casing the problem.
    So for this fast I ditched the soya milk and have been using either lactofree full fat milk (less carbs than ordinary milk) or double cream thinned with a bit of water in my teas and coffees. I have also started taking a tablespoon or two of coconut oil mixed in with the coffee as well as the cream (kind of bullet proof coffee)
    Day 1 I measured "lo" ketones on my meter (last time I had the soya milk was that morning)
    Day 2 0.4
    Day 3 1.9
    Day 4 2.5
    Today 3.5
    Looks like the soya might have been the problem so it has now gone down the sink!
    So far have lost 7 pounds as well so have got myself out of the plateau on weight loss too.. phew I knew it would be worth it.

  2. donnellysdogs

    Can't do a "like" but looking good if you have found the cause for you and come out of that plateau...

  3. bulkbiker

    Oo yes they have done a runner again.. the emoticons I mean..

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