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Ketosis: What Is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carb diet. The aim of the diet is to try and burn unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates. Ketosis is also commonly observed in patients with diabetes, as the process can occur if the body does not have enough insulin or is not using insulin correctly. Problems associated with extreme levels of ketosis are more likely to develop in patients with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes patients. Ketosis occurs when the body does not have sufficient access to its primary fuel source, glucose. Ketosis describes a condition where fat stores are broken down to produce energy, which also produces ketones, a type of acid. As ketone levels rise, the acidity of the blood also increases, leading to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can prove fatal. People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop ketoacidosis, for which emergency medical treatment is required to av Continue reading >>

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  1. SchultzsMom

    I had Keto flu, had no ketones in my urine according to the strips (same ones that are now showing that I have a heavy amount), and I had keto flu last half of my first day on my keto diet and second day on my keto diet, seemed to curb it by upping my salt and water. I WAS highly addicted to carbs and sugar.

  2. Darlene_Horsley

    And why do some individuals get it and others not? I was in the not group.

  3. SchultzsMom

    Maybe depends on how dependent you were on carbs? The weekend before I started was my birthday, and for the first time in over 30 years someone made my my favorite cake and I ate alot of cake plus we went out for fried clams and french fries on Sunday with a couple of Goose Island IPA’s, and I ate french fries two other times that weekend, among having a couple of Margaritas, my body went into shock from the lack of carbs and the overload of them for 3 days prior. Did I mention that I LOVE french fries and have not even had the desire to taste one. And I also have lost 12.5 pounds in my first week. So my carb addiction was quite strong.

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