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The Signs Of Ketosis On Atkins Diets

The Atkins diet, first published in 1972 and reinvented 20 years later, has helped countless people lose weight, but isn't without controversy. The diet severely limits your intake of carbohydrates -- found in sugar, bread, pasta, most fruits, starchy vegetables and many processed snacks -- to encourage your body to lose fat. Often, this pushes you into a state of ketosis, a process that occurs when you burn fat for fuel. Video of the Day Ketosis isn't inherently harmful, but in some cases can lead to a build up of the ketone bodies, causing dehydration and changes in your blood chemistry. Though a blood test is the most accurate way to determine if you're in ketosis, certain other physical changes provide clues that you're in this state. Ketosis and the Atkins Diet Your body usually uses glucose, derived from carbohydrates, for energy -- particularly to fuel the brain. Ketones are produced when you're short on carbohydrates and must burn fat for fuel. When you produce ketones for energy, you are in ketosis. Phase One, or the "Induction Phase," of Atkins will likely cause you to produce ketones. During these first two weeks, you consume no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates per da Continue reading >>

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  1. quiz

    Ketosis in less than 12 hours...

    (i searched for other threads but couldn't find anyone getting into ketosis this fast)
    According to my ketostix...is this okay? Got the same results after 5-6 different ketostix from two different new bottles throughout last night. Started yesterday morning, went to work(office job) came home and used a couple ketostix 12 hours later, positive. I'm sure I don't have diabetes.
    I've been on keto before around 8 months ago for about 2 months, but have been eating carbs and getting fat ever since. During work I ate mostly just almonds and sweat a little just because i had a sweater on. I felt a mild headache, and it feels like I'm in ketosis from my past experience.
    more info: 185 pounds, about 20% bf, ate normal keto foods, didn't workout that day yet, on p90x workout though.
    girlfriend is apparently in ketosis already too(her first time trying). she's 100 pounds and doing p90x too. same foods.

  2. ChicagoChef

    Yeah, it's fine.
    And dude... easy on the ketosticks!

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