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Ketosis: Metabolic Flexibility In Action

Ketosis is an energy state that your body uses to provide an alternative fuel when glucose availability is low. It happens to all humans when fasting or when carbohydrate intake is lowered. The process of creating ketones is a normal metabolic alternative designed to keep us alive if we go without food for long periods of time. Eating a diet low in carb and higher in fat enhances this process without the gnawing hunger of fasting. Let’s talk about why ketones are better than glucose for most cellular fuel needs. Legionella Testing Lab - High Quality Lab Results CDC ELITE & NYSDOH ELAP Certified - Fast Results North America Lab Locations legionellatesting.com Body Fuel Basics Normal body cells metabolize food nutrients and oxygen during cellular “respiration”, a set of metabolic pathways in which ATP (adenosine triphosphate), our main cellular energy source is created. Most of this energy production happens in the mitochondria, tiny cell parts which act as powerhouses or fueling stations. There are two primary types of food-based fuel that our cells can use to produce energy: The first cellular fuel is glucose, which is commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose is a product of th Continue reading >>

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  1. puppydfh

    How long does it take to get kicked out of ketosis?

    Does anyone know how long does it take to get out of ketosis if one started eating regular carbs? Would it take a few hours only, a full day, 2 days, etc....???? Just curious because what if someone unknowingly ate carby stuff at say over 50 grams of carbs and they had been in ketosis would that knock them out right away or is there a delayed reaction like the next day or what???

  2. smorgan

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    Originally Posted by puppy
    Does anyone know how long does it take to get out of ketosis if one started eating regular carbs? Would it take a few hours only, a full day, 2 days, etc....???? Just curious because what if someone unknowingly ate carby stuff at say over 50 grams of carbs and they had been in ketosis would that knock them out right away or is there a delayed reaction like the next day or what??? I'm not sure if anyone knows the answer to that or even if it is very constant from person to person. My somewhat educated guess and what I believe is my personal experience is two consecutive bad meals will almost surely do it and recovery will take at least three days.

  3. Mary

    I've actually done this before, and it usually took about as long as smorgan says, two meals or so. I have been in ketosis at breakfast, and then if my carbs were too high for lunch and dinner, I'd be out of it based on ketone readings by late at night, or the next morning.

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