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Difference Between Nutritional Ketosis And Starvation Ketosis

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Subscribe for videos on becoming superhuman: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv Lowering your caloric intake and doing intermittent fasting has a ton of health benefits on both your body and your mind. Herman Hesse said in his novel, Siddhartha: Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast. Numerous studies have shown that caloric restriction increases the lifespan and youthfulness of almost all species, starting with fruit flies and ending with rhesus monkeys. In humans, there is no definite anti-aging proof but fastings been shown to improve biomarkers, reduce inflammation, promote stem cell growth, boost the immune system and make you burn a ton of fat. However, the key to successfully gaining these health benefits comes from avoiding malnutrition and starvation. Theres a hugedifference between fasting, starvationand caloric restriction, but it doesn't mean you can't be starving while intermittent fasting or consuming fewer calories. This video tells you how to avoid starvation mode while fasting and gain the longevity benefits More In-Depth video on autophagy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kW_... Read the

The Difference Between Fasting And Starvation

The big misconception about fasting and starvation is that theyre the same thing. Although they might seem very similar, theyre actually distinctive metabolic states. Theres quite a significant difference between them. Theyre almost like day and night. The Difference Between Fasting and Starvation Fasting is the complete abstention from food in any shape or form. Usually, people still drink water and other non-caloric beverages . Its voluntary and controlled. Youve planned it and are doing it because youve decided to do so. Starvation, on the other hand, is described as the absence of essential nutrients that could support the life of an organism. Whenever the body cant get access to fuel or has run out of it, then it begins to slowly die and waste away. This is irrational and involuntary. Its forced upon and not something you choose. The difference between fasting and starvation is like the difference between suicide and dying of old age. One is deliberate and carefully orchestrated, whereas the other is something that simply happens to you without you being able to do anything about it. Of course, here fasting resembles suicide because its self-imposed, but its not going to end Continue reading >>

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  1. JessieD

    Hello everyone!
    Okay.. so this is probably a really stupid question... but what is the main difference between ketosis and starvation?
    Am I right in thinking that ketosis happens when you have an abundance of fat to burn (like me) and starvation is when the person doesn't have anything to burn left...
    Basically.. I want to be in ketosis and I've bought some sticks to test me later this week... but I don't want to 'starve'.... this is probably a really stupid question but I know lots of you are experts so please advise!
    Thank you! xxx

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    Ketosis is the state your body goes into when your diet is low on carbs or has zero carbs. When the body is without any form of carbohydrate the liver produces ketones which is a form of carbohydrate. The liver converts fats and proteins into ketones, therefore going after the fat stores of the body for energy. That's why people in the state of ketosis lose so much fat so quickly.
    There are other advantages of being in the state of ketosis. You can eat lots of food and still lose weight - as long as you don't eat any carbohydrates. Only eat protein, vegetables (except potatoes and grains), nuts, seeds, natural oils such as olive and coconut.
    I eat 6 times a day, about 5 ounces of protein at every meal and a heaping plateful of vegetables with olive oil, raw walnuts etc. I'm about 10% body fat right now with lots of muscle.
    Starvation is when your body does not get food at regular intervals throughout the day and therefore conserves energy by storing whatever calories it gets as fat and uses its protein stores for energy instead - your muscle. So in starvation mode you will eventually burn fat if you are calorie deficient, but you will also lose muscle - which slows your metabolism down.
    Starvation is not a sustainable lifestyle but ketosis is. It's great to use the starvation method to get the weight off in a hurry, but as soon as you start eating again the weight is put on quickly.
    With Ketosis you can eat lots of food and stay lean, fit and full of energy. You just need to learn how to do it right

  3. JessieD

    Thank you SO much for going into detail - that is all really helpful information.
    Can I just ask one last question... what is the maximum amount of carbs you can consume to stay in ketosis?
    The web gives lots of different opinions and I've heard that 20g is roughly the right amount?
    Would you agree?
    Thank you again! : )

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Is Ketosis Dangerous?

You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with nutritional ketosis, or keto-adaptation. First, some semantics. Our body can produce, from fat and some amino acids, three ketone bodies (a “ketone” refers to the chemical structure where oxygen is double-bonded to carbon sandwiched between at least 2 other carbons). These ketone bodies we produce are: acetone, acetoacetone, and beta-hydroxybutyrate (B-OHB). [For anyone who is interested, they are the 3 most right structures on the figure, below.] Why do we make ketones? For starters, it’s a vital evolutionary advantage. Our brain can only function with glucose and ketones. Since we can’t store more than about 24 hours’ worth of glucose, we would all die of hypoglycemia if ever forced to fast for more than a day. Fortunately, our liver can take fat and select amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and turn them into ketones, first and foremost to feed our brains. Hence, our body’s ability to produce ketones is required for basic survival. What is diabetic ketoacidosis? When diabetics (usually Type I diabetics, but some Continue reading >>

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    can you go into starvation mode while on keto?

    Okay.. so ya'll can correct me if I'm wrong on this one..
    But when your body goes into starvation mode it's because you aren't fueling it enough.. not giving it enough energy..
    Well if your body is using fat for energy.. when you run out of fat that you're eating.. wouldn't your body just use the fat you already have instead of going to starvation mode?
    Or am I totally off..?

  2. Atavis

    Yes. Yes, you definately can go into starvation mode on keto.

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    Originally Posted by kickchickbecca
    Okay.. so ya'll can correct me if I'm wrong on this one..
    But when your body goes into starvation mode it's because you aren't fueling it enough.. not giving it enough energy..
    Well if your body is using fat for energy.. when you run out of fat that you're eating.. wouldn't your body just use the fat you already have instead of going to starvation mode?
    Or am I totally off..?

    Keto is similar to starvation mode in some interesting ways. Lyle writes about this in his book on the ketogenic diet.

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What Is The Difference Between Exogenous Ketosis, Nutritional Ketosis, And Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

The main difference between these three types of ketosis is the level of ketones in your blood. With both nutritional ketosis and exogenous ketosis, blood BHB levels usually remain below 8 mM. By contrast, during diabetic ketoacidosis BHB levels in the blood are more than twice as high (over 20 mM). Diabetic ketoacidosis usually only occurs in Type I diabetics who produce no insulin. Blood glucose rises very high but because there is no insulin released, glucose cannot enter the cells, and the body wrongly believes it is starving. This leads to uncontrolled ketone production and should be treated as a medical emergency. Continue reading >>

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  1. kickchickbecca

    can you go into starvation mode while on keto?

    Okay.. so ya'll can correct me if I'm wrong on this one..
    But when your body goes into starvation mode it's because you aren't fueling it enough.. not giving it enough energy..
    Well if your body is using fat for energy.. when you run out of fat that you're eating.. wouldn't your body just use the fat you already have instead of going to starvation mode?
    Or am I totally off..?

  2. Atavis

    Yes. Yes, you definately can go into starvation mode on keto.

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    Originally Posted by kickchickbecca
    Okay.. so ya'll can correct me if I'm wrong on this one..
    But when your body goes into starvation mode it's because you aren't fueling it enough.. not giving it enough energy..
    Well if your body is using fat for energy.. when you run out of fat that you're eating.. wouldn't your body just use the fat you already have instead of going to starvation mode?
    Or am I totally off..?

    Keto is similar to starvation mode in some interesting ways. Lyle writes about this in his book on the ketogenic diet.

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