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Can You Put On Weight In Ketosis?

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You Can Eat Fat And Lose Weight! Expert Says Controversial Ketogenic Diet Does Work - So What's The Secret To Doing It Safely?

Lose weight by eating more fat – it almost sounds too good to be true. But followers of the ketogenic food plan claim it not only works, it can revolutionise the way you eat. Although the keto diet – as it's known – has been hailed as being extremely effective for weight loss, it's not without its share of controversy. Those who subscribe to a keto-based food programme eat a diet that's significantly higher in fat – this is offset by a major reduction in carbohydrates which is understood to put the body into a metabolic state called ketosis. In essence, nutritional medical expert Fiona Tuck explained to Today Tonight Adelaide, the body burns fat to use as fuel. Right now the diet being touted as the hot new way to strip unwanted kilos with celebrities - including Guy Sebastian - crediting their success to following the high-fat food regime. But is the diet a safe way to sustainable weight loss? Fiona Tuck breaks it down. 'An extreme keto diet is made up of 75 per cent healthy fat, 20 per cent protein and just five per cent carbs, which means limited fruit and vegetables,' she said. While she said the food plan would work for quick weight loss, it's not one she thinks is ben Continue reading >>

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  1. tina

    Hi,
    can you gain weight if you are in ketosis?

  2. Linda

    Tina, if you've gained weight it's unlikely you've gained bodyfat. The scale doesn't just measure fat but also bone, muscle, water weight etc and also fluctuates due to hormones, food & drinks consumed and many other factors. If you're in ketosis and eating TOO much fat then you could be burning primarily dietary fat but this isn't necessarily the case and doesn't mean you'll have to cut back on fat. Post what you're eating, how much have you gained and in what period? Remember the scale can fluctuate a few lbs even during the course of one day!

  3. Ellen

    You can gain weight in ketosis if you eat too many calories. Ketosis just means that you're burning fat for fuel. If you have more calories than you burn you will gain weight.

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