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Glucose - Storage Of Energy In Muscles Vs Fat Depos - Biology Stack Exchange

The regulation of metabolites and signals in general (glucose (Glc) or FFA in this case) and their selective uptake by cells, depends on the number (from few hundreds to many thousands) of receptors expressed and displayed to the surrounding environment, the type of receptors (what they can bind, and do as a result) and their properties. The regulation of glucose storage and use in muscle cells is determined largely by the dynamic energy state of the cell, which is can be described (to first approx at least) as the cellular equilibrium between ATP<-->ADP<-->AMP. The key here is to be aware that nothing is happening in isolation and the whole metabolism of the cell is one giant equilibrium. You make a change at one place that will result in proportional changes elsewhere to compensate. If you start exercising, that is using ATP rapidsly, suddenly AMP spikes, the increase in [AMP] results in the upregulation of key enzymes in Glycolytic and TCA pathways, which causes and increase in ATP producting. How much is made? Whenever possible always just enough enough to meet the demand (assuming cell has resources to supply it and manufacture it). Absolutely, in the same way, the energy sta Continue reading >>

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  1. nzmegs

    In my experience anyway.
    For the last 10 days or so my carbs have been less than 20 and I have been carefully sticking to my protein and fat. So i am pretty confident I was in ketosis - mostly because my appetite disappeared completely.
    This last point is the bad bit. I went out to a concert last night and drank 2 very small glasses of wine (125ml each). I felt fine all night, got home went to bed and then woke up feeling incredibly sick. Only then i realised I had drunk the wine on an empty stomach having not eaten since lunch.
    This morning the only way i could make myself feel well enough to get the kids off to school was to eat something a bit carby. I simply couldn't stomach anything else. Now it is nearly lunchtime and I have only just managed to start working (I work from home, for myself - so not too much of a problem).
    But my ketosis is up the spout and I have to start over. Hopefully I will fall back into ketosis fairly quickly if i manage to be good for the next day or two - but believe me - take care when drinking while in ketosis. even a small amount of alcohol can have dire effects if you are existing on much lower calories than normal.
    Does anyone else have alcohol while in deep ketosis - or is it a big no no.

  2. abuvia

    Sorry you had such a rough morning, Megs!
    I do have a glass of wine a few nights a week with dinner, two if friends are visiting, most weeks. I do find the alcohol effects me more when in ketosis. But, I haven't had any really terrible hangovers. You may be right to suspect it was the empty stomach that did you in.
    If you're keto-adapted it shouldn't take too long to get back into ketosis, or you could always FF for a day to speed that transition (a la sbarr!)
    Good luck & feel better!

  3. DiamondDeb

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience! Feel better!
    I'm pretty sure it varies a lot with different people. Alcohol does not change the way I feel no matter what my diet is like or how long it has been since I last had a drink.
    My drinks of choice are sugar-filled mixed drinks so I just skip the drinks most of the time now. I won't indulge in sugar for even one drink anymore & other drinks don't hold the same appeal for me.
    I had 2-3 large glasses of homemade elderberry wine in a pretty short amount of time in June on the occasion of my aunt's funeral & it did not do a thing to me. I'd been eating this way for over a year & had not had a single alcoholic beverage in all that time. It sure was good! I could have downed the entire bottle but I managed to restrain myself.

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How Our Bodies Turn Food Into Energy

All parts of the body (muscles, brain, heart, and liver) need energy to work. This energy comes from the food we eat. Our bodies digest the food we eat by mixing it with fluids (acids and enzymes) in the stomach. When the stomach digests food, the carbohydrate (sugars and starches) in the food breaks down into another type of sugar, called glucose. The stomach and small intestines absorb the glucose and then release it into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, glucose can be used immediately for energy or stored in our bodies, to be used later. However, our bodies need insulin in order to use or store glucose for energy. Without insulin, glucose stays in the bloodstream, keeping blood sugar levels high. Insulin is a hormone made by beta cells in the pancreas. Beta cells are very sensitive to the amount of glucose in the bloodstream. Normally beta cells check the blood's glucose level every few seconds and sense when they need to speed up or slow down the amount of insulin they're making and releasing. When someone eats something high in carbohydrates, like a piece of bread, the glucose level in the blood rises and the beta cells trigger the pancreas to release more insulin in Continue reading >>

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    DKA can be life threatening - it needs hospital assessment. She will probably have a hospital stay of a few days at least, especially a newly diagnosed diabetic. This is a common first presentation. A glucose and insulin drip is given in DKA - the glucose is need for energy and the insulin is needed to carry it into the cells of the body. she will need to have education - see a diabetic educator when you get home - she MUST monitor her BSL's and see a DR when she feels unwell - EARLY treatment can avoid deterioration into DKA. my best friend is diabetic since age 2 - she uses a pump and is very happy with the pump and prefers it. She had 2 children - born premmie due to complications - and my friend's kidney function and eyes did deteriorate alittle each time and she chose not to have a third child for her health. Close care is given to diabetics as their babies are typically larger and baby needs watching after birth as their health can deteriorate once taken away from mother's higher glucose - and they usually go to special care for a day or two. Baby may be delivered early as the placenta can deteriorate quickly when the mother reaches or goes over her due dates and death of the baby can result - hence the very close monitoring she can still have pretty much a normal life but needs close monitoring. She must be aware diabetes will cause deterioration in the nerves - eg diabetics lose feeling in their feet and get ulcers and infection easily and she must be fitted for her shoes and watch the health of her feet. Do not use the artificial sweeteners such as ASPARTAME (951 / 950 on food) - go and watch SWEET REMEDY and SWEET MISERY on youtube this is often pushed as okay for diabetics do some research on ASPARTAME. STEVIA is a plant based alternative from the health food shop My friend found her BSL's were more stable when she tried GOJI - she used the HIMALAYAN BRAND GOJI JUICE. Was expensive but she found she was able to reduce her insulin alittle and her levels were more stable. Might be worth considering a BSL will change to a higher reading after food as the energy from the food is entering the blood stream. she needs to wear an alert bracelet and seek medical attention when unwell to avoid progressing to a potentially life threatening DKA if my friend was having a HYPO (low blood sugar) - she would sit down and stop talking and stare straight ahead. she would carry glucose tablets and friends would know and give them to her followed by a sandwich and juice when she was feeling better as the BSL came up Be aware of the difference between a HYPO (LOW) and HYPER (HIGH) do not give anything to someone who cannot swallow - call an ambulance or follow the action plan your DR should provide .

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How Are Carbohydrates Converted Into Fat Deposits?

How are carbohydrates converted into fat deposits? There are two ways that carbohydrates and body fat interact. One is directly by turning into body fat, and the other is via insulin. Turning into body fat is like adding fat into the fat cells, whereas carbohydrates spiking insulin does not add anything to fat cells per se, but hinders the release. The former is like a + equation, where the latter is a double negative which results in something that seems positive. There is a process called de novo lipogenesis (literally: Creation of fat from non-fat sources) that can occur in the body. This process turns glucose into lipids, which are then stored as body fat. This process is normally quite inefficient in the body [1] , which suggests that carbohydrates cannot be stored as fat to a high degree. The process can be upregulated (enhanced) if dietary fat comprised almost none of the diet (lesser than 10%, as a rough estimate), if carbohydrate intake is excessively high for a period of a few days, or if one follows an obesogenic diet (diet that is likely to make you fat) for a prolonged period of time. [1] [2] [3] Carbohydrates spike insulin , which is a hormone that mediates glucose m Continue reading >>

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  1. discoedit

    I've been doing keto for about 4 months and have lost about 40 lbs. Lately, I've noticed that I have been getting more clumps of hair falling out in the shower / when I brush my hair.
    I searched the subreddit and noticed that some other people have had this problem on keto. I wanted to see if anyone else had recently had this problem and what they did to mitigate it? I really haven't been taking any supplements/multivitamins. I wanted to see what you guys recommend I take? Or should I go to the doctor and get my vitamin levels tested?
    Freaks me out when I see hair falling out...FYI - I'm female and have long hair.
    EDIT: My MFP diary - http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/discoedit

  2. handmademannequin

    Try taking vitamin B complex supplements (they contain all of the B vitamins which help with hair/nail growth and skin) also, try Omega 3 fish oil pills. Also try taking Biotin and MSM supplements.
    With hair, it will take about three months to notice a difference, for the supplements to distribute throughout your system and saturate your hair follicles. It won't be an overnight thing, unfortunately.
    The same thing happened to me when I was younger and starved myself to lose weight - basically I took all of the above supplements, never brushed my hair (long hair was in braid pigtails every day - I braided it in the shower while it was still wet). Don't comb your hair while it's wet, blow dry, or dye it.
    Please also get your vitamin levels tested, though, when this happened to me, my doctor only told me I was lacking Vitamin D (I'm Canadian, surprise, surprise) and the rest of it was "all in my head" in his words (punny, eh?).
    Good luck! :)

  3. discoedit

    Thanks. I'll check out those supplements. Thankfully I don't think the hair loss is too noticeable since I have long, thick hair. So if I start taking stuff now, maybe it will solve itself.
    Thanks!

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