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Weight Loss And The Ketogenic Diet

It’s pretty obvious the well-known advice to “eat less, move more” for losing weight is not working for most people — if any. In fact, at least ⅔ of dieters who lose weight not only gain it back, but often do so with some extra weight. Yikes. So the question is, can there be a real solution to this problem? There just might be, and it’s a little-known process that more and more people are catching on to: ketosis for weight loss. Ketosis on a low-carb, ketogenic diet works because it helps suppress your appetite unlike other ways of eating. Not only that, it can also support increased focus and mental clarity. Imagine no longer obsessing about food or worrying about eating too much because your appetite is just… under control. No more counting calories! No more cravings. No more crazy amounts of exercise. Just satiety and a regulated appetite. Not only that, a ketogenic diet might even be able to help you lose weight faster than other methods — while keeping the weight off. If this idea appeals to you (and come on, how could it not?), you might be ready to try a ketogenic diet for weight loss. But you’re still left with some questions, so let’s cover all of the d Continue reading >>

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  1. Madmax640

    I always wondered about this. How do you loose weight if you still eat carbs and do not enter ketosis? I know that, broadly speaking, weight loss will occur from a calorie deficit, but if you are not in ketosis, how is you body getting to the fat? If it is burning glucose and glycogen, how is your body fat reduced? Thanks guys!

  2. wm1989

    You really don't have to be low carb to go into ketosis. Low enough calories will cause it to happen.

    Ketosis is not actually how you burn most of the fat. It is only a response to get energy across the blood brain barrier.

    Even during ketosis, most fat is burned through tradition fatty acid metabolism. This is why ketone production will go down the more deep into the keto diet you go. Your body gets good at using fatty acids (more mitochondria).

    Lipolysis can be triggered by glucagon (low carb and low calorie environments), testosterone, growth hormone, epinephrine... And probably others. No need to reduce carbs for the others.

    You use fat stores for energy even when gaining weight, you just add to them faster than your body uses them. Think of it as a balanced system normally. Keto diets shifts the energy usage balance sharply towards fats, also limits the body's ability to store extra fat.

  3. patron_vectras

    Ketosis is not actually how you burn most of the fat. It is only a response to get energy across the blood brain barrier.
    Is this mentioned in all the books about eating a diet not-so-rich in carbs that I have not read? Taubes, Ninoltz, etc? It isn't something I've known before just now and I watch videos and read up online, but don't have time for books.

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