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Can You Burn Fat If You Are Not In Ketosis?

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How Quickly Can You Expect To Lose Weight When You Eat A Keto Diet?

This is one of those questions that gets asked a lot so I wanted to address it in this post. I know that one of the things that excited me about starting the ketogenic diet in the beginning was reading about all these crazy weight loss success stories that some women seemed to experience. You know, the ones where they lose 14 pounds in the first three weeks and then continue to lose 4 pounds a week for the next 6 months and voila they’re at their ideal weight. I loved the thought of getting into a fat burning state and just watching the excess pounds melt away. In actuality, it took me about a year to lose 30 pounds. However it didn’t take a year for me to start feeling and looking a great deal better, though. This actually happened in a matter of weeks. Every Woman is Different The thing about losing weight on the keto diet is every woman is different. Those who have a lot of excess fat will find that it comes off more quickly. Those who have a lot of metabolic derangement or hormonal healing to do will find that it takes longer. Your body’s main goal is always survival and health. It doesn’t care about how it looks, it cares about how it’s functioning. When you start ea Continue reading >>

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  1. grouse

    No. You burn fat all the time.

  2. keep the aspidistra flying

    No, you burn fat all the time. It's our primary reserve/storage for energy. Ketosis only happens when you are running low on carbohydrates. "Fats burn in the flame of carbohydrates." Ketosis isn't good and makes the blood acidic. That being said, I think 3/4 of the brain's needs can met by ketone bodies during starvation. Wow, my biochem class paid off!
    On preview, what g & g both said.

  3. jdroth

    Let me join the chorus: No, you burn fat all the time.

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