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Is Constant Ketosis Necessary – Or Even Desirable?

162 Comments Good morning, folks. With next week’s The Keto Reset Diet release, I’ve got keto on the mind today—unsurprisingly. I’ve had a lot of questions lately on duration. As I’ve mentioned before, a good six weeks of ketosis puts in place all the metabolic machinery for lasting adaptation (those extra mitochondria don’t evaporate if/when you return to traditional Primal eating). But what about the other end of the issue? How long is too long? I don’t do this often, but today I’m reposting an article from a couple of years ago on this very topic. I’ve added a few thoughts based on my recent experience. See what you think, and be sure to share any lingering questions on the question of keto timing and process. I’ll be happy to answer them in upcoming posts and Dear Mark columns. Every day I get links to interesting papers. It’s hard not to when thousands of new studies are published every day and thousands of readers deliver the best ones to my inbox. And while I enjoy thumbing through the links simply for curiosity’s sake, they can also seed new ideas that lead to research rabbit holes and full-fledged posts. It’s probably the favorite part of my day: Continue reading >>

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  1. dekuscrub12

    Completed 5th day of water fast and still have not entered ketosis. It will happen eventually, right?

    I haven't noticed any signs of ketosis and no visible body fat loss in 5 days of water fasting. I'm pretty upset with my results so far, can I expect fat loss soon?

  2. Nikolatesla365

    Don't be discouraged your definitely in ketosis even though you may not see it. Stick to your plan, and address the results when you are finished. Slow and steady.

  3. dekuscrub12

    appreciate the words of encouragement, will keep moving forward. thx

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Fasting Ketosis Symptoms: Common Side Effects

Ketosis is one of the natural, physiological effects of the body when fasting. When we’re eating a ketogenic diet or have gone on an extended period of time without food, our bodies will enter ketosis. This is because the body no longer has glucose available and begins breaking down the body’s fatty tissues for energy. With the ketogenic diet, we’re inducing ketosis by “starving” the body of carbohydrates so that it must turn to fat burning, which has many benefits. Simply fasting by not eating any food can have the same effect. Many people on the ketogenic diet will incorporate fasting to speed up ketosis and also reap the benefits of fasting on keto. Whether you’re eating a ketogenic diet, simply fasting, or combining the two, your body is entering ketosis. Since the symptoms can be similar, this article covers the common fasting ketosis symptoms, as well as how to deal with them. Fasting Ketosis Symptoms It’s important to note that most of these symptoms are temporary as your body is getting adapted to being in ketosis and can be remedied by the tips we cover below. Ketosis Flu If you’re using fasting as a way to get into (or get back into) ketosis, you might exp Continue reading >>

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  1. dekuscrub12

    Completed 5th day of water fast and still have not entered ketosis. It will happen eventually, right?

    I haven't noticed any signs of ketosis and no visible body fat loss in 5 days of water fasting. I'm pretty upset with my results so far, can I expect fat loss soon?

  2. Nikolatesla365

    Don't be discouraged your definitely in ketosis even though you may not see it. Stick to your plan, and address the results when you are finished. Slow and steady.

  3. dekuscrub12

    appreciate the words of encouragement, will keep moving forward. thx

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Keto Rash: The Low Carb Diet Itch

The keto diet is known for fast results when it comes to fat loss, improved athletic performance, mental focus, and all-day energy. However, one of the few ‘side effects’ of the keto diet it’s worth knowing about is the low carb diet itch, the keto rash. Before these itchy red bumps alarm you, let’s look closer at what the keto rash is: its causes, symptoms, and what you can do right now to begin healing it naturally. What is the Keto Rash and What Causes it? There’s a scientific term for the keto rash: prurigo pigmentosa. One study describes prurigo pigmentosa as a rare inflammatory skin disease with an unknown cause, but notes that ketosis and prolonged periods of fasting seem to be the common denominators. 8 out of the 16 patients observed in this study who had the rash were either fasting or in ketosis (1). The keto rash is characterized by itching and discomfort, and typically appears on the chest, torso, back, and neck. It’s unclear exactly what causes the keto rash, and there’s a lack of scientific research done on prurigo pigmentosa, which can make it harder to pinpoint the cause and solutions. There is good reason to believe that the itching that some people Continue reading >>

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  1. dekuscrub12

    Completed 5th day of water fast and still have not entered ketosis. It will happen eventually, right?

    I haven't noticed any signs of ketosis and no visible body fat loss in 5 days of water fasting. I'm pretty upset with my results so far, can I expect fat loss soon?

  2. Nikolatesla365

    Don't be discouraged your definitely in ketosis even though you may not see it. Stick to your plan, and address the results when you are finished. Slow and steady.

  3. dekuscrub12

    appreciate the words of encouragement, will keep moving forward. thx

  4. -> Continue reading
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