Is It Safe To Be In Ketosis?

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The Keto Diet Is Gaining Popularity, But Is It Safe?

A new twist on extreme weight loss is catching on in some parts of the United States. It’s called the "keto diet." People promoting the diet say it uses the body’s own fat burning system to help people lose significant weight in as little as 10 days. It has also been known to help moderate the symptoms of children with epilepsy, although experts are not quite sure why it works. Proponents say the diet can produce quick weight loss and provide a person with more energy. However, critics say the diet is an unhealthy way to lose weight and in some instances it can be downright dangerous. Read More: What is the “Caveman Diet?” » What Is Ketosis? The “keto” diet is any extremely low- or no-carbohydrate diet that forces the body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when people eat a low- or no-carb diet and molecules called ketones build up in their bloodstream. Low carbohydrate levels cause blood sugar levels to drop and the body begins breaking down fat to use as energy. Ketosis is actually a mild form of ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis mostly affects people with type 1 diabetes. In fact, it is the leading cause of death of people with diabetes who are under 24 years of age. Continue reading >>

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  1. 100PercentPHAT

    I've heard that running on ketones is more efficient for the body and better for sustaining focus and regulating mood. Any hard evidence/references to support the effects of a keto WOE on focus and mood? I do generally feel sharper at work, especially in the mornings when i have nothing to eat but my Bulletproof coffee, but i want to understand the specific mechanisms in the brain that makes me feel this way.

    Any thoughts on the matter or links to research would be great. Thanks!

  2. @Donna

    I don't have any links for you but I can attest to the fact that it does from my experience. I have seen a massive improvement in migraines (used to get them 50% of the time overall) which I rarely get now. My depression is greatly improved. Both creep back with carb creep. Focus and alertness - not sure. I have been studying quite challenging stuff and been enjoying it but I haven't felt the real buzz often that some get.

  3. David_Driver

    Going Keto hasn't helped my depression but I can't say that it has hurt it.

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