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Is Keto Healthy? Ketosis Vs Ketoacidosis

Is Keto Healthy? Ketosis vs Ketoacidosis When looking at a ketogenic diet and ketosis, it’s common for some people to confuse the process with a harmful, more extreme version of this state known as diabetic ketoacidosis. But there are a lot of misconceptions out there about ketosis vs ketoacidosis, and it’s time to shed some light on the subject by looking at the (very big) differences between the two. An Overview of Ketosis A ketogenic, or keto, diet is centered around the process of ketosis, so it’s important to understand exactly what ketosis is first before we get into whether or not it’s safe (spoiler: it is): Ketosis is a metabolic state where the body is primarily using fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Burning carbohydrates (glucose) for energy is the default function of the body, so if glucose is available, the body will use that first. But during ketosis, the body is using ketones instead of glucose. This is an amazing survival adaptation by the body for handling periods of famine or fasting, extreme exercise, or anything else that leaves the body without enough glucose for fuel. Those eating a ketogenic diet purposely limit their carb intake (usually betwe Continue reading >>

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  1. Abhishek Lariya

    If you are talking about whey protein then, if you complete your daily required protein goal then you can build muscle without whey.

  2. Renan Prasta Jenie

    This are good question, far more than what you might think. :)
    1st, remember that eliminating protein from your meals is near impossible. Even bread have protein. We disregard this for a bit just for the sake of question. ;)
    In general, several probable situation might happen.
    If you are consuming enough carbs, your body protein salvaging rate will slow down, but if not, bad news, muscle protein will be salvaged for glucose instead.
    Body protein salvaging takes precedence to body muscle repair, including organ muscle, like heart, so, bad news
    If more than 50 % body protein have been consumed, You shall be no more
    Our immune system also but on proteins, so They will be the first that affected. That means easier to get afflicted to various diseases
    Processing much carbs give heavy burden to Your liver and pancreas, and, without proper reparation, may leads to either deteriorate, metabolic syndrome or diabetes, to cardiovascular disorders or cancers.
    In absense of carbs, body will slow down protein salvaging with fat, which can lead to ketosis, can lead to ketoacidosis, and in long term can be dangerous if not fatal.

    What became smaller is Your muscles, and, depending on your carbs consumption, You may actually get bigger, mainly because accumulation of fat.
    So, no, dont do protein fasting :).
    Note.

    Consult local nutritionist for protein consumption proper amount based on your daily activity. :)

  3. Andy Bruchey

    If you don’t ingest the proper amount of protein for your body and your goals, your muscles will deteriorate in time. You may not get smaller, but your composition will certainly change.

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