Is Being In Ketosis Bad For You?

Share on facebook

What Is Ketosis?

"Ketosis" is a word you'll probably see when you're looking for information on diabetes or weight loss. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? That depends. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn't have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones. If you're healthy and eating a balanced diet, your body controls how much fat it burns, and you don't normally make or use ketones. But when you cut way back on your calories or carbs, your body will switch to ketosis for energy. It can also happen after exercising for a long time and during pregnancy. For people with uncontrolled diabetes, ketosis is a sign of not using enough insulin. Ketosis can become dangerous when ketones build up. High levels lead to dehydration and change the chemical balance of your blood. Ketosis is a popular weight loss strategy. Low-carb eating plans include the first part of the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet, which stress proteins for fueling your body. In addition to helping you burn fat, ketosis can make you feel less hungry. It also helps you maintain muscle. For health Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. FJoker09

    Keto doesn't work for everyone.

    Keto only worked for the first couple of weeks and did not lose anymore fat for the next 6 weeks even after reducing my calorie and fat count. I am going back to a low fat, low carb diet.
    Has anybody else experienced this? Photo attached.
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 170
    bf% about 14%
    Waist: 33"
    Age: 38
    20 min. HIIT 5XWeek
    Weights: 5XWeek.

    Attached Images
    IMG_0014.JPG‎ (41.6 KB, 462 views)

  2. kdhoward83

    Originally Posted by FJoker09
    20 min. HIIT 5XWeek
    Weights: 5XWeek.

    Theres such a thing as too much exercise. What kind of calorie intake were you doing?

  3. FJoker09

    Originally Posted by kdhoward83
    Theres such a thing as too much exercise. What kind of calorie intake were you doing?

    2,000 calories in 5 meals and a PWO drink (25g Protein) not included in the calorie count.

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

Related Articles

  • Is Being In Ketosis Bad For You?

    A new twist on extreme weight loss is catching on in some parts of the United States. It’s called the "keto diet." People promoting the diet say it uses the body’s own fat burning system to help people lose significant weight in as little as 10 days. It has also been known to help moderate the symptoms of children with epilepsy, although experts are not quite sure why it works. Proponents say the diet can produce quick weight loss and provide ...

    ketosis Jan 20, 2018
  • Can You Burn Fat Without Being In Ketosis?

    Last week, my staff nutritionist Laura Schoenfeld wrote a guest post for my blog called “Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health”. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has caused quite a stir. For reasons I don’t fully understand, some people identify so strongly with how many carbohydrates they eat that they take offense when a suggestion is made that low-carb diets may not be appropriate for everyone, in all circumstances. In these circles low-car ...

    ketosis Jan 11, 2018
  • What Are The Symptoms Of Being In Ketosis?

    If you are considering the ketogenic diet or have already started down this carb-free road, you may wonder what you can expect. Here’s the thing. Ketosis looks different for everyone, but I will share many of the most common symptoms with you today. If something other than what’s listed here is happening to you, just do a quick Google search for that symptom and keto. You should be able to find what you’re looking for! The Early Signs: The ...

    ketosis Dec 31, 2017
  • Is Being In Ketosis Safe?

    Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is it safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the 1970s, Dr. Atkins popularized his very-low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss that began with a very strict two-week ketogenic phase. Over the years, other fad ...

    ketosis Jan 2, 2018
  • Can Being Sick Affect Ketosis

    So What is Keto Flu Anyways!? I posted this What is Keto Flu article below back in the summer of 2013 when I had no idea what I was doing or what keto flu was. All I knew is that I was sick as a dog! I’ve learned so much since then and so many people manage to find this article, so I thought I should update it with the solutions that work! The Keto flu is also called Ketosis Flu, Ketogenic Flu, Induction Flu and Carb Flu depending on what group ...

    ketosis Dec 30, 2017
  • Effects Of Being In Ketosis Whilst Breastfeeding

    This post topic was inspired by the following article: Ketosis - key to human babies’ big brains? It is hosted on Tim Noakes' website and written by one of his associates in nutritional information misdirection, Tamzyn Murphy Campbell, RD. I'm going to address this misdirection and the disturbing parts of this article vis a vis Campbell in a future BabyGate Files, but for now I want to discuss the role of ketones in metabolism. In doing so, I'd ...

    ketosis Dec 31, 2017

Popular Articles

More in ketosis

Whoops, looks like something went wrong.