Why Is It Good To Be In Ketosis?

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What Is Ketosis, And Is It Healthy?

Ketosis is a natural metabolic state. It involves the body producing ketone bodies out of fat, and using them for energy instead of carbs. You can get into ketosis by following a very low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet (1). In addition to fast weight loss, ketosis may have several health benefits, such as reduced seizures in epileptic children (2). Ketosis is quite complex, but this article explains what it is and how it can benefit you. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for the body. It occurs when there is limited access to glucose (blood sugar), which is the preferred fuel source for many cells in the body. Ketosis is most often associated with ketogenic and very low-carb diets. It also happens during pregnancy, infancy, fasting and starvation (3, 4, 5, 6). To go into ketosis, people generally need to eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day and sometimes as little as 20 grams per day. This requires removing certain food items from your diet, such as grains, candy and sugary soft drinks. You also have to cut back on legumes, potatoes and fruit. When eating a very low-carb diet, levels of the hormone insulin go down and fatty acids are released fr Continue reading >>

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  1. Gigantkranion

    I purchased a Precision Xtra for my for wife as she is on a keto diet. When the meter came in there was no strips and when I looked online for it a box of 10 were $60 to as high as $90+ dollars!!
    I do not do this diet and have nothing against it but, is this what ya'll normally do? I think it is a bit much for a diet.
    If so, is there a cheaper alternative for these strips? Thnx for any advice given.

  2. anbeav

    Nope, there is no reason to test ketone levels and the strips are expensive, sort of like a razor and razor blades. I also think it's a bit much for a diet and would just not use it. There's no need to test ketone levels unless your wife has a medical condition that depends on a certain ketone concentration for management. If she counts her macros, she can guarantee ketosis without spending an arm and a leg and stressing ketone levels.

  3. SilentArashikage

    I completely disagree that there is no reason. There are plenty of reasons.
    That being said, I totally agree it's probably unnecessary for the average keto enthusiast.

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