How Long Can The Body Safely Stay In Ketosis

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What's Up With The High-fat Diet Trend—and Does It Work?

If you're looking for the trendiest diet since Paleo, this might be it—only with more fat, way less protein, and virtually zero carbs. The ketogenic diet, which has reportedly been used by celebs like Kim Kardashian and NBA player Lebron James, is a high-fat, low-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that was originally developed to treat epilepsy in children (experts can't say for sure why it reduces the frequency of seizures, but it does seem to work). The whole diet is based on a process called ketosis, which is when your body is so depleted of carbs that your liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies, which can be used as energy, says Tracy A. Siegfried, M.D., medical director at The N.E.W. Program, a bariatric and metabolic weight-loss center in California. The ketones replace carbohydrates as your body’s main energy source, meaning you are running on (and burning) fat. To tell if your body is in a state of ketosis, you can measure your blood or urine for elevated levels of ketones (Ketostix, used to test keto-dieters ketone levels, are available at many pharmacies). If this sounds familiar, it's probably because ketosis is also the goal of the first stage of the Atki Continue reading >>

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  1. edgab2020

    How long should you be on Keto?

    I have read somethings about Keto, and a lot of people have said because you need to keep balanced you cannot live the rest of your life on a Keto diet. You need to keep a balance between things.
    So how long should you be on a Keto diet and also what are some diets that would be recommended to switch to?

  2. edgab2020

    Posted in wrong section sorry.

  3. Josh81

    some mod here, fitnessman was on it for years

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