Nutritional Ketosis

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Basics Of Nutritional Ketosis

If carbohydrates are available, your body will burn that first. If carbs are not available, your body will burn fat & your fat stores! “Keto” (scientifically known as “Nutritional Ketosis” but usually referred to as just “keto” or a “ketogenic diet”) involves restricting your diet to moderate protein, very low carbohydrates and high fat. It’s similar to the the Atkins diet, but with more solid science. When you are consuming enough protein to keep muscles happy, restricting carbohydrates as low as possible and making up the rest of your calories in fat, your body switches into a fat burning mode. Your liver will begin converting fats into energy molecules known technically as “ketone bodies” – which is where the name of the diet comes from. People end up with MORE energy and vitality on a ketogenic diet. Muscle cells are finally gaining energy instead of all the fuel getting stored away in fat cells because of insulin, specifically insulin resistance. The details of Keto can get difficult but the basics are easy: Get most of your calories from fat & moderate protein, things like: sausage, bacon, fatty steak, ground beef/pork, cheese, eggs, salmon, avocado, c Continue reading >>

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  1. micksmixxx

    You don't get ketoacidosis, my friend, because your body is producing insulin, which is required to 'transport' glucose from the bloodstream into the body's cells, where it is used to create energy.
    As Lab Guy correctly points out, dieters ... and people who are starving ... go into ketosis, which is NOT the same as ketoacidosis. Ketosis is what dieters strive to achieve as this uses fats as a source of 'fuel', rather than glucose, which is the 'normal' fuel that the body uses.

  2. Gary B

    Even when losing LOTS of weight, Burlington of fats is not the primary source of energy in your body. When you lose weight, burning glucose is STILL the primary source of energy. Ketone production is STILL well within the limits of your kidneys to filter them out in a acceptable manner.
    Note, though, that when STARVATION DIETING is used, burning fat IS the primary source of energy, and even a normal person will produce high ketones on a starvation diet plan.
    THIS IS WHY STARVATION DIET PLANS ARE DANGEROUS!!! The high level of ketones WILL damage your kidneys. Ketoacidosis is a PRIMARY source of kidney damage and failure in untreated diabetics, and kidney damage and later failure is a primary result of starvation dieting

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