When On Low Carb High Fat Diet (not Ketogenic) - Do You Burn Fat?
You ALWAYS burn fat No matter what you eat, fat is a key part of your body's basal energy production. While at rest and fasted (as in, you haven't just eaten) you get about 60% of your calories from your fat stores. Let's be clear, here also, Ketosis is a state when your body is getting it's energy from ketone bodies produced through beta oxidation (a piece of fat metabolism). The ketogenic diet is a special plan that was put together by the Mayo Clinic to help treat epilepsy. It happened to be a great way to reduce fat in overweight people, also. If you fast for a long time (I don't recommend this to anyone), or you eat a diet sufficiently high in fat and low in carbohydrates, you'll go into ketosis, it usually only takes a day or two. Long story short, if you have fat, you're probably burning it. When you eat, chances are you're storing some of it. If you eat a lot, you're probably storing more than you're burning. When you're on a high fat diet, you'll DEFINITELY be burning fat, it'll just be fat that you've eaten rather than stored. It's all about the calorie balance. If you absorb more energy than you use during the day, you'll develop your adipose stores. Otherwise, you'll Continue reading >>