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Is Ketosis Essential To Losing Fat?

Ketogenic Low-Carbohydrate Diets have no Metabolic Advantage over Nonketogenic Low-Carbohydrate Diets – Research Review Title and Abstract Johnston CS et. al. Ketogenic low-carbohydrate diets have no metabolic advantage over nonketogenic low-carbohydrate diets. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (2006) 83: 1055-1061 Background:Low-carbohydrate diets may promote greater weight loss than does the conventional low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Objective:We compared weight loss and biomarker change in adults adhering to a ketogenic low-carbohydrate (KLC) diet or a nonketogenic low-carbohydrate (NLC) diet. Design:Twenty adults [body mass index (in kg/m2): 34.4 ± 1.0] were randomly assigned to the KLC (60% of energy as fat, beginning with 5% of energy as carbohydrate) or NLC (30% of energy as fat; 40% of energy as carbohydrate) diet. During the 6-wk trial, participants were sedentary, and 24-h intakes were strictly controlled. Results:Mean (±SE) weight losses (6.3 ± 0.6 and 7.2 ± 0.8 kg in KLC and NLC dieters, respectively; P = 0.324) and fat losses (3.4 and 5.5 kg in KLC and NLC dieters, respectively; P = 0.111) did not differ significantly by group after 6 wk. Blood ß-hydrox Continue reading >>

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  1. JKat

    I had a great first week or so then got my period. My mood was aweful and I was hungry constantly. I did over eat a couple times but kept it to nuts and peanut butter. My cravings came flooding back and it surprised me... Does anyone else have trouble. I am permetapausal and my hormones seem to be all over the place during my period. It's like the bottom drops out. I have been journaling regularly so I know there is this 7-10 days that I am really off mood and appetite. I am curious about others or any advice. I a still trying to find my way. I am thinking about trying Judd with NK.
    Thank you for your thoughts. Jodi

  2. SweetMe678

    Oh yes! I have started calling it shark week. The cravings are insane some days. So I've decided.
    A. Not to weight, even if I'm faithful I normally don't lose. This way I'm not discouraged if I don't see a scale change.
    B. To just eat general low carb, and to plan some chocolatey lc desserts and snacks. For some reason my biggest craving is chocolate and creamy. Followed by salty and crunchy.
    In the last year I've started having some premenopausal symptoms as well. So I really sympathize. What used to be pms, is now shark week!
    I'd rather just eat too much lc foods, rather than give into other things and kick myself out of ketosis completely.

  3. MerryKate


    Originally Posted by JKat
    Does anyone else have trouble. I am permetapausal and my hormones seem to be all over the place during my period. It's like the bottom drops out. Ketosis is very much effected by hormone swings, so be kind to yourself - don't get weighed that week, and don't bother testing your ketones. Just stick to the plan as much as possible, and know a few slips along the way will not do you in, as long as you get back to NK when you can.
    I'm also in perimenopause and was starting to think I'd never lose weight again. I had to cut out dairy, limit my nut consumption, and start intermittent fasting (eating only between 1-9 p.m. each day) to get things moving again.
    Something that helps me a great deal is using progesterone cream. Because your body stores excess estrogen in fat cells, weight loss leads to excess estrogen in the bloodstream. When the levels of estrogen & progesterone are seriously out of balance, you get a whole host of fun symptoms, and moodiness, the munchies, and difficulty losing weight are among them. Using progesterone cream during the second half of your cycle can help balance that extra estrogen.
    Be sure to add anti-estrogenic foods to your plan, like chia seeds, cruciferous veggies (cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, etc.), green leafy vegetables, fermented foods, onions and garlic. The fermented foods are especially important, since a healthy gut helps flush away the excess estrogen.
    I hope things start looking up for you soon!

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