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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Start A Ketogenic Diet!

The ketogenic diet is a popular diet trend among gym goers and average people alike. The keto diet is a low-carb and high-fat diet that is most effective for losing weight and reducing the acidity level in the body. But did you wonder what happens to your body when you start a ketogenic diet? You must understand ketosis to understand how the ketogenic diet works. In a ketogenic diet, your body is starved of glucose for fuel and fueled with fat sources instead. Typically when carbohydrate is available, your body converts it into energy. However, when carbs are not available in your body, your body begins to break down fat and convert to a fuel source in the form of ketones. You switch gears into a ketogenic state when there is a build-up of ketones in the blood. Here’s what happens when you switch to a ketogenic diet according to Dr Nirmala Jha endocrinologist at Fortis Healthcare. 1. You experience a headache and nausea: When you transition from carbohydrates to fat, you can experience a few unfortunate side effects. A headache, nausea, muscle and cramping are some of the possible side effects. 2. You get constipated: If you are not getting enough fibre and nutrients from your di Continue reading >>

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  1. DanielleinDC

    You need to eat (healthy) carbohydrates for energy. If you aren't eating enough carbs, you aren't going to have the energy you need to do your exercise. I've read that a lot of people on low-carb diets have problems with a lack of energy (and bad breath), and that's because of their diets.

  2. Daves_Not_Here

    DanielleinDC wrote:
    You need to eat (healthy) carbohydrates for energy. If you aren't eating enough carbs, you aren't going to have the energy you need to do your exercise. I've read that a lot of people on low-carb diets have problems with a lack of energy (and bad breath), and that's because of their diets.
    Thanks @DanielleinDC -- In the past I've always relied on carbs for energy, particularly for strenuous physical exercise, but right now I'm experimenting with trying to get energy from burning fat. I'll keep plugging at it for a few more weeks and see if I experience the much-touted ketosis mental energy boost (and I'll make sure to hit the breath mints).
    Preliminary result: On an empty stomach, I went out this morning for 30 minutes of very light cardio (never got over 75% of max heart rate) and felt great. I've only consumed about 20 grams of carbs for breakfast and lunch, and I must say that I am feeling unusually good and energetic - not sleepy or hungry at all, and better able to stay on task. If I continue to feel this good for more than a couple of days, I'll feel that I am definitely on to something good.
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  3. Bill_k

    Yeah lack of energy,funky breath,a weird taste in your mouth and throat all the time.Much better to eat maybe 80 gms of carbs a day instead of 30.
    At least then you can eat good carb containing vegetables and some rice noodles or beans.
    Life for me was pretty much hell on keto diet and not sustainable at all.
    I still lose weight this way and don't suffer.

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