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Ketosis, Ketones, And How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body does on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. Your body adapts to what is put in it, processing different types of nutrients into the fuels that it needs. Proteins, fats, and carbs can all be processed for use. Eating a low carb, high fat diet just ramps up this process, which is a normal and safe chemical reaction. When you eat carbohydrate based foods or excess amounts of protein, your body will break this down into sugar – known as glucose. Why? Glucose is needed in the creation of ATP (an energy molecule), which is a fuel that is needed for the daily activities and maintenance inside our bodies. If you’ve ever used our keto calculator to determine your caloric needs, you will see that your body uses up quite a lot of calories. It’s true, our bodies use up much of the nutrients we intake just to maintain itself on a daily basis. If you eat enough food, there will likely be an excess of glucose that your body doesn’t need. There are two main things that happen to excess glucose if your body doesn’t need it: Glycogenesis. Excess glucose will be converted to glycogen and stored in your liver and muscles. Estimates Continue reading >>

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  1. rosieleavy

    Hi! I'm a 21 y/o female (former youth professional football player with Arsenal FC) so come from a huge sporty background and used to be fit as a fiddle. Long story short during a game I was tackled to the ground and the cartilage in my right knee essentially split into two. 2 operations, years of physio etc later agony has increased as my spine has begun to twist. I can't do any physical exercise apart from swimming (which I aim to do 3 hours of a week) but can barely even stand for more than 15 mins or so without pain. I also suffer from IBS and find Keto is fab for curing the symptoms! I like the diet (as long as I get a few breaks here and there) but was just wondering if keto would aid me to lose weight even without intense exercise to boot? I'm a Biomedical Scientist so understand the biomechanics behind it but it's a little out of my field- thoughts on keto without exercising? Thanks guys!

  2. CarnivoreForLife

    I lost about 100lbs before thinking about exercise. Losing the weight made exercise easier, not the other way around, as so many people seem to think.

  3. Gaiacreation

    I think many people think that way because for them it in fact does work that way. By exercising from the start I have not had any cravings or temptations to cheat, and while the lbs don't come off as fast the body fat is absolutely melting away. To each their own though, there is no one rule that works for everyone! Congrats on your loss btw!

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