Fasting Ketoacidosis Symptoms

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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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  1. Celeriac

    Last week, I had a few of MrCeleriac's Ricola sugar-free sweets. I had higher BG but I didn't think that I had kicked myself out of ketosis, but it seems like I did.
    When I did my popcorn experiment in August it was an eye-opening failure, but even with much higher BG for longer, I didn't feel rough. The sweets didn't make much of a blip but I've felt rough, really dehydrated.
    I seem to have the sniffles since last week also, but I'm getting dry mouth, headaches, brain fog. Even though I'm getting better numbers eg 5.1 FBGand 5.5 before lunch today, I just feel so thirsty and er knackered. Does it take a lot of water to get back into ketosis ? Weirdly I'm not gelling yellow cloudy pee etc (sorry for TMI).

  2. Robbity

    @Celeriac, what did the sweets have in them? I think they'd need to be pretty high carb (and the digestible variety rather than the un-digestible sugar alcohol, polyol variety) to really knock and keep you out of ketosis. Have you got any way of testing for ketones to confirm that this has happened? If not get thee to a chemists and get a pack of Ketostix. They're not ideal as they can also not show any ketones if you're well into ketosis and no longer disposing of surplus ones, but may be a guide.
    The best advice I can give is to go very low carb - i.e. max 20g carbs a day (from veggies) and maybe extra fat for a while to be sure you are in ketosis again. Essentially you need to be sure that there are few enough carbs in your body to make it switch (back) to fat burning mode. It's quite possible to go in and out of ketosis over short periods (e.g, over the course of a day) , and you body can also be doing this without a low carb diet and without people necessarily knowing about it - it's a natural process. This switching in and out can happen even if you're well into ketosis, aka "keto adapted", so as a result shouldn't cause any side effects - your body already knows how to do this. I've seen this happening, and my ketone levels certainly can go up and sometimes right down to apparently none, depending on what I've eaten, when I last ate, and what my activity level's been, etc.
    I've never come across anything about requiring water to get you (back) into ketosis, so can't help you with that. But you certainly do need plenty of water, and possbily extra minerals (e.g. salt, potassium) on all low carb diets to replace those you've possibly lost as your kidneys are flushing stuff out at a faster rate.

  3. Celeriac

    Hi @Robbity
    Soo.. bought another meter, because that's actually cheaper than buying the control solution and not showing wild differences to the other one. Have ordered ketostix which I'll pick up from pharmacy tomorrow (they were out of stock).
    The sugar free sweets were the polypol kind. The headaches have gone, I'm not feeling as dehydrated as I was, I don't suppose having sniffles has helped, or the 6.4g poppadum I had last night which kicked me up to nearly 7 very briefly.
    BG has been back in range since Monday despite the poppadum and got 4.8 early evening today.
    Am eating creme fraiche every night to stop liver dumps (works for me) and have had more ghee, coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil. Evian contains magnesium and potassium, I should check whether it adds up to enough with food. I'm considering buying an organic meal replacement powder with loads of vitamins rather than tablets. I'm really unsure that bouillon powder, even organic is that nutritious. The Marigold Engevita nutritional yeast that I mix in with it is tho.
    Don't normally eat carbs which aren't non-starchy veg or dairy. I reckon I don't usually go over 25g but I'll work them out as that's a good idea thanks.
    The sugar free sweets and the poppadum were experiments. I probably should avoid doing them, but if I didn't experiment I wouldn't have discovered that creme fraiche prevents Dawn Phenomenon liver dumps for me - it's the difference between 5.5 and 17.1 !
    I've been eating low carb since 2008 and not experienced the dehydration-thirst thing before but it certainly does seem to have improved a lot this evening. I don't remember ever getting anything like this before.
    I've not used ketostix, here's hoping I don't drop the thing down the loo !

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Keto Diet HACK! The trick I use to get and STAY in Ketosis This boils down to: - Bulletproof Coffee in the AM (For additional fat add more Grass-fed Butter + Heavy Cream) - Brain Octane Oil 2x daily - 1Tbs per serving *Recommended at noon and night - Use Keto Strips to gauge ketone levels (about 70-80% accuracy) Get the essentials below... Bulletproof Coffee (5lb) - http://bit.ly/1WRxBdm Brain Octane Oil (32oz) - http://bit.ly/2divjEM Keto Strips (100 strips) - http://amzn.to/1rxulbI This hack is a MASSIVE leg up when starting and working to stay in ketosis. The Ketogenic Diet can be intimidating to a lot of folks and understandably so. The amount of fat you need to take in is quite substantial. This can be even tougher for those adverse to taking in dairy and may want to retain a somewhat or even completely vegan lifestyle. The beauty of this hack is that it is exceptional at ensuring you get a steady baseline - a foundation of healthy fats offering the most in the way of cognitive benefit. This will elevate your health while making you feel great. A no brainer, right? It wasn't difficult for me to discover this hack. I've been drinking Bulletproof Coffee for more than a year now. So I was already beginning many of my mornings in a minor state of ketosis - substantial fat intake with a lack of carbs in a substantial window of time. If you really want to ease into this hack begin with BPC (Bulletproof Coffee) for a week and then begin folding in the Brain Octane Oil. Transition at a level of comfort that works for you and of course consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. This advice is in no way a medical/clinical recommendation. Check out my channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TJohnstonPo... My video on overcoming the Keto Flu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJdJ... Other helpful vids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGn03... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zmWI... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsS5N... Affiliate Link Disclosure: Above links are affiliate links in which I receive a small commission when a purchase is made. It goes without saying that I recommend products that I use (and have in my home) and trust sharing with my audience.

7 Signs You Might Be In Ketosis When Doing The Ketogenic Diet

One of the main goals of starting the ketogenic diet is to get your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. Note: If you don’t know what the ketogenic is all about then check out the Ketogenic Diet: Beginner’s Guide to Keto and Weight Loss. This is when your body starts to produce a lot of ketones to supply energy for your body. Why is this good? Because it means your body has converted from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. If your body is burning fat for energy then something amazing starts to happen. The fat on your body starts to disappear. But how do you know when you’re in ketosis? Besides using test strips or an instrument there are some signs that your body will give. 7 Signs You Might Be in Ketosis These don’t 100% guarantee that your body is in ketosis but if it is in ketosis then these signs will appear. 1. Weight Loss One of the obvious signs of ketosis is weight loss but this can also be pretty deceptive because many people don’t experience the kind of weight loss that they expect. This can happen for a variety of reasons but when you get close to entering ketosis or do enter ketosis you’ll find that you lose a healthy amount of weight quickly. For exam Continue reading >>

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  1. Spidey's mom

    Thanks, that was interesting. I've been on the Atkins Diet while breastfeeding but my son was over two.
    I think personally I'd wait until my baby had started on solid foods and breastfeeding before doing the Atkins Diet. Just to be safe.

  2. klone

    Actually, La Leche League does not recommend any diets that throw your body into ketosis, as there is not enough research on how it will affect your baby. Also keep in mind that weight loss of more than 1-2 lbs. a week is considered unhealthy. As you burn fat, it releases environmental toxins. These toxins are eliminated through the body chiefly through the breastmilk (when lactating).
    If you're going to do low carb and you're breastfeeding, I would not recommend Atkins Induction, but instead start at aroun 40-50 grams of carbs a day.

  3. SnowymtnRN

    That's what's so interesting about this to me. So many people say "i'd recommend not doing induction" etc...or not dieting for that matter, etc...but many people are doing Atkins (some with induction, some not) and they are still getting those products regardless of how its broken down. Its amazing how people just perceive what's safe and what's not. (not any poster here, just a generalization).
    And it IS proven that weight loss is slower, regardless of the low carb route you take and what phase. As for me, i started it when my son was 6 mths old and exclusively bf. I continued til he was almost 10 mths when i found out i was pregnant again and had to stop. now i just follow a general low carb lifestyle (ok usually! :chuckle ). But i believe any diet laden with lean healthy meats, good carb veggies, good fats, low grains, and certain fruits is a great way to go. Can't go wrong there! And my milk was EXTREMELY thick and creamy, very satisfying to my son, and i had a great supply while doing this too. Kinda interesting isn't it? I lost 22-24 pounds (can't remember ) during that 4 mths. So i thought that was pretty good too.

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Diabetic, Alcoholic And Starvation Ketoacidosis

Copious amounts of ketones which are generated in insulin-deficient or insulin-unresponsive patients will give rise to a high anion gap metabolic acidosis. Ketones are anions, and they form the high anion gap. Management of DKA and HONK is discussed elsewhere. Meet the ketones Chemically speaking, a ketone is anything with a carbonyl group between a bunch of other carbon atoms. The above are your three typical ketoacidosis-associated ketone bodies. The biochemistry nerds among us will hasten to add that the beta-hydroxybutyrate is in fact not a ketone but a carboxylic acid, but - because it is associated with ketoacidosis, we will continue to refer to it as a ketone for the remainder of this chapter, in the spirit of convention. In the same spirit, we can suspend our objections to acetone being included in a discussion of ketoacidosis, which (though a true ketone) is in fact not acidic or basic, as it does not ionise at physiological pH (its pKa is 20 or so). So really, the only serious ketone acid is acetoacetate, which has a pKa of 3.77. However, beta-hydroxybutyrate is the prevalent ketone in ketoacidosis; the normal ratio of beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate is 3:1, and it Continue reading >>

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  1. Im_In_College

    I was thinking of incorporating a 36 hour carb-up/low fat period every week. First carb meal would be friday night, eat carbs and low fat throughout saturday, back on Keto for sunday brunch, then excersize sunday afternoon, and hopefully I'll be back in Keto mid-day monday. Any thoughts? Has anyone done this?
    EDIT: Right now I'm primarily weight loss, with light weight training 2-3 times/week

  2. nothingtoseehere28

    if your goal is to lose fat, carb ups are unnecisary and counter productive.

  3. ElmStreetsLoverBoy

    What this guy said.
    If you've still got significant weight to lose, this may not be the route you want to go. I'd only consider this if you start training more than 3 times a week or your training is more intense than "light weight" training.

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