Do You Count Net Carbs For Ketosis?

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Ketogenic Diet Beginners Guide

Brief Overview A ketogenic diet is a way of eating that promotes a state of ketosis in the body. Generally speaking a ketogenic diet will have the following macronutrient ratios: High Fat – 60%-80% of total calories come from fat. Moderate Protein – 15%-35% of total calories come from protein. Low Carbohydrate – 5% or less of total calories come from carbohydrates. Everyone’s macronutrient breakdown will be different and depends on a variety of factors. Reference our Keto Macro Calculator to figure out what yours are! Eating in accordance with these macronutrient ratio’s will deplete your body of glucose and force it to start producing ketones. Your body will then use these ketones for energy. What is Ketosis From Wikipedia: Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose (sugar) provides most of the energy. With the abundance of high carbohydrate foods available in modern times, virtually all human beings that don’t make a concerted effort to restrict carbs are always in a state of glycolysis. There are a number of reasons why ketosis is beneficia Continue reading >>

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  1. Phuzzmodiar

    I was just curious as to how you guys like to count your carbs. I read all kinds of posts to try and keep myself motivated, but I always wondered when someone would say that they have 20g of carbs a day if they meant total carbs or net carbs.
    What number do you personally like to hover around?

  2. bidnow

    Net carbs. I'm now averaging 31, but I shoot for 28. Occasional yogurt or cheap protein powder bump up my average.

  3. manateens

    I got the cheapest, nastiest protein powder I could at WalMart - chocoalte flavored, it's like 4 net a scoop, plus ~2 net from unsweetened unflavored almond milk (can't do water, sorry). It's pretty decent carb-wise, I think, unless you go for 2-3 scoops a day :/

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