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Is Ketosis Necessary On Low Carb Diet

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How to Use Fat to Burn Fat: Let me walk you through one of the most misunderstood aspects of ketosis! Plenty more at http://www.thomasdelauer.com/life-fit... -In a previous video I explained ketosis and how to reach ketosis through diet. Ketosis is when your body turns to fat rather than carbohydrates for energy. Ketogenic diets are those with a 4:1 ratio of fats to proteins and carbohydrates, with 80-90% of calories coming from fat. It takes about 3-4 days of consuming less than 50 carbs per day to reach ketosis through diet. -Keto-adaptation: it can take the body and the bodys tissues time to adapt to produce and utilize ketones more efficiently. This can take several weeks and during that time you may experience mild hypoglycemia symptoms. Ketogenic diets have been shown to have benefits on the brain health, including seizure prevention. Therapeutic benefits have been known since the 1920s when the ketogenic diet began to be used for seizure prevention. Ketones also show therapeutic benefits for heart health and those with type-2 diabetes. -Ketone bodies were shown to decrease oxygen consumption in the heart while increasing ATP production, leading to a 28% increase to the hydraulic efficiency of the heart! Ketones protect against oxidative stress and suppress inflammation. Promising preliminary effects have also been found for cancer and Alzheimers. Ketogenic diets can decrease hunger, which is great when trying to lose weight. Traditionally ketosis would have occurred during fasting, pregnancy or extended exercise. -We will review the pros and cons of exogenous ketones as well as how they work? -Cells throughout your body contain mitochondria, the sort of power plant of each cell. Mitochondria can run off of glucose or ketone bodies. When glucose is in short supply, your liver will break down fats into three ketone bodies: beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetone and acetoacetic acid. Exogenous ketones are simply ketones that you take through supplement form; those made by the liver are endogenous ketones. -BHB is the main ketone body used in exogenous ketone supplements. BHB is then either used directly in tissues throughout the body, or it is broken down by BHB dehydrogenase to acetoacetic acid, which is then utilized. If you take excess exogenous ketones, the majority of them will be excreted through urine rather than stored as fat. Thus, when compared to other nutrients, you are less likely to store exogenous ketones as fat. Tips: -Electrolytes can become depleted during ketosis due to lack of water retention and frequent urination. Depending on how you feel, you may benefit from drinking a solution with electrolytes (such as water with pink himalayan sea salt) during supplementation. -As BHB is the ingredient in these supplements that you are looking for to kickstart ketosis, it is best to look for a supplement that has more total BHB grams per serving. BHB is the most expensive ingredient in these supplements. Divide total grams BHB per serving by the cost of the serving to find the cost per gram BHB. As MCT oil has health benefits too, the cost per gram BHB may not work as well with these supplements. References: 1. Exogenous ketone supplements: review of current products and future developments https://ketosource.co.uk/exogenous-ke... 2. Effects of exogenous ketone supplementation on blood ketone, glucose https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... 3. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical and Laboratory Examinations; 3rd edition; Chapter 140: Ketonuria https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB... 4. My experience with exogenous ketones http://eatingacademy.com/personal/exp... 5. Exogenous Ketones: What they are, benefits of use and how they work https://ketosource.co.uk/exogenous-ke... 6. What is Ketosis? http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-1-... 7. Diabetes Education Online http://dtc.ucsf.edu/types-of-diabetes... 8. The fat-fueled brain: unnatural or advantageous? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/m... 9. A cDNA microarray analysis of gene expression profiles in rat hippocampus following a ketogenic diet http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15... 10. Composition of Weight Loss During Short Term Weight Reduction http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

Can You Burn Fat Without Being In Ketosis?

When you're trying to lose weight, what you really want is to lose fat while preserving your lean muscle mass. Ketosis occurs when the body burns fat at a high rate. Lowering your carbohydrate intake gets you into the fat-burning zone, but you don't necessarily have to be in ketosis to achieve this goal. Video of the Day Ketosis means that your body is burning fat at high enough rates that you have a lot of ketone bodies, waste compounds produced during the burning of fat. These ketone bodies can also be burned for energy by your brain and most of your other body cells. To have ketone levels high enough to be detectable, you need to keep your carbohydrate intake lower than 50 grams per day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. If you are in ketosis, which can be verified by using urine ketone strips, you can be 100 percent sure that your body is in fat-burning mode. During a study published in 2005 in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," researchers compared different diet plans, finding that people can lose fat without being in ketosis. If your carb intake is too high, your body prioritizes burning these carbs first. You can promo Continue reading >>

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  1. danielcruit

    What if I did 100g/day, or 50g/day?
    I'm trying to do this with my partner, and just due to life situation, we don't really have the ability to track religiously what we eat, and staying under 20g is not really possible, for reasons I don't want to get into now. What I'm interested in is simply whether weight loss will still occur at 100g or 50g/day, just more slowly than under 20g, or if we won't lose any weight at all.
    I'm also confused about calories- I'm really a beginner to this, but I was lead to believe that calories didn't matter, only how much carbs you ate, but I see people on this sub all the time asking "how many calories are you eating a day?" to people who say that they are having trouble losing weight on keto.
    Thanks so much for any insight, my understanding of this is really limited.

  2. anbeav

    Ketosis != weight loss
    Ketosis works for many because it makes eating at a deficit feel easier but it's not required for weight loss.
    Also most at less than 100 grams/day are transiently in ketosis.
    If you eat fewer calories than you need at 100 or 50 gram carb intake, you will lose weight. People lose weight eating at much higher carb intake. Keto is not the only way to lose weight (caveat: insulin resistance complicates this situation)
    Calories aren't all that matters, but they matter. For some they can achieve a caloric deficit eating to satiety, many others cannot and need to count calories. If you're not eating in a deficit, you will not lose weight. Calories mater.

  3. IRiseFromTheAshes

    I've never understood why carbs are limited to 0-50g/day, with emphasis of eating under 30g, if being under 100g will still keep you at some level of ketosis. I find it frustrating at times having to limit my vegetable intake of all things simply because I require a lot of calories / day (sometimes close to 4000), which means that proportionally I would have say, 40g of carbs from vegetable instead of 20g from someone eating 2000 calories.

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FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d... Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2O6rsdo The carb cycling diet is one of my favorite diets because it is one of the fastest way to burn fat while retaining as much muscle as possible. Most people don't know that carb cycling is actually a form of ketogenic dieting. The ketogenic diet is a diet that is lower in carbohydrates, which makes our body convert more dietary fat and body fat in to keytones in the liver. Which it then goes on to use for energy. Like I've said in many of my videos the human body prefers to use carbs as its primary source of energy. You're body won't produce too many keytones on a high carbohydrate diet, because your body won't need extra energy from fat due to the fact that its getting its energy from the more preferred carbohydrates. The only way for our body to use more fat for energy is by not having its preferred source there all the time. Eliminating carbs completely, however can have many drawbacks on our health and well being. Protein, carbs, and fats are all important and necessary for our body. So in comes the cyclical ketogenic diet aka carb cycling and also known originally as the anabolic Diet. There are many different approaches to carb cycling, but the general idea is that At some points of the week you're going to have a high amount of carbohydrates, and at other points of the week you're going to have a low amount of carbohydrates. Setting up the high carb and low carb splits will vary from one plan to the next. Some people may have very small changes in the amount of carbs they have from day to day. An example of this would be to set up a low carb, medium carb, and high carb day. Let's say 300 grams of carbs on high carb, 250 grams of carbs on your medium carb, and 200 grams of carbs on your no carb day. Another more advanced approach would be to do a High carb, low carb, and no carb day. The way that I like to set this kind of split up is by having a high amount of carbs on my high carb day, which for me would be somewhere around 400 grams, I would have one third or at the most half that amount for low carb day, and then try to get as close to 0 grams as possible on my no carb day and then repeat. An even more advanced approach would be to just cycle between high and no carb days. Or take it even a step further and do high, no, no. I don't really recommend having any more than two no carb days in a row. Make sure you don't jump to any extreme carb restrictions. An example of this is doing a 800 calorie diet when you could lose weight and maintain a better body composition with a 1500 calorie diet. Jumping to an extreme will not help you lose weight faster, in fact it'll probably backfire. Also in case you're wondering what kind of food you can eat on your no carb day, some great options are fish, chicken breast, ground turkey, protein shakes, Steak occasionally, and you can also have healthy fat sources like avocados, coconut oil, olive oil. and fatty fish like Salmon. For carbs make sure you are eating good sources of carbs like oats, brown rice, and sweet potatoes and avoid the junk food carbs. You can incorporate one cheat meal on one high carb day in the week, but that's it one cheat meal. You may notice that your strength and energy levels may go down while dieting like this. In fact you may feel like straight up garbage in the beginning. Understand that a lot of people feel this way when creating any kind of a calorie deficit. You're body will take a little while to adapt to using fat for energy instead of carbs. So the first 2 weeks can feel miserable. Give your body some time to adapt. A good idea is to plan your high carb days the day before a heavy lifting day, because this way you have stored glycogen available for your heavy lifts the next day. If you have no idea how many carbs to have on each day, try using a calorie calculator to find your maintenance macros and then add at least 50 grams of carbs to get the number for your high carb day. I'll include a calorie calculator in the description. Once you have your high carb number you should be able to figure out your low carb day. No carb day is obviously no carbs. After doing a carb cycling plan you may need to do some reverse dieting

Is Ketosis Necessary On A Low-carb Diet? Let’s Ask The Experts!

One of the most asked about aspects of livin’ la vida low-carb has got to the issue of ketosis. There is so much misinformation about there about this very natural state that the body goes through when you are on a low-carb diet (primarily confusing it with a serious condition that diabetics must be careful of called ketoacidosis–NOT the same as ketosis). As such, there may be confusion that lingers out there among my readers who are just learning about this way of eating. In this recent blog post where I provided some “quickie one-liner” responses to some e-mails, I made the following statement: Being in ketosis is like being pregnant–you either are or you’re not; regardless of what the Ketosticks show you, if you are eating less than 30g carbohydrates a day, then you ARE in ketosis.? One of my readers named Charles Fred decided to respond to my statement which he disagreed with and it gets to the very heart of this issue about ketosis. Here’s what he wrote: Your statement reflects today?’s informed opinion, but my article in work, ?Unified Physiology of the Metabolic Syndrome,? has given me an unusual perspective which for the sake of brevity I?’ll state dogmati Continue reading >>

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  1. danielcruit

    What if I did 100g/day, or 50g/day?
    I'm trying to do this with my partner, and just due to life situation, we don't really have the ability to track religiously what we eat, and staying under 20g is not really possible, for reasons I don't want to get into now. What I'm interested in is simply whether weight loss will still occur at 100g or 50g/day, just more slowly than under 20g, or if we won't lose any weight at all.
    I'm also confused about calories- I'm really a beginner to this, but I was lead to believe that calories didn't matter, only how much carbs you ate, but I see people on this sub all the time asking "how many calories are you eating a day?" to people who say that they are having trouble losing weight on keto.
    Thanks so much for any insight, my understanding of this is really limited.

  2. anbeav

    Ketosis != weight loss
    Ketosis works for many because it makes eating at a deficit feel easier but it's not required for weight loss.
    Also most at less than 100 grams/day are transiently in ketosis.
    If you eat fewer calories than you need at 100 or 50 gram carb intake, you will lose weight. People lose weight eating at much higher carb intake. Keto is not the only way to lose weight (caveat: insulin resistance complicates this situation)
    Calories aren't all that matters, but they matter. For some they can achieve a caloric deficit eating to satiety, many others cannot and need to count calories. If you're not eating in a deficit, you will not lose weight. Calories mater.

  3. IRiseFromTheAshes

    I've never understood why carbs are limited to 0-50g/day, with emphasis of eating under 30g, if being under 100g will still keep you at some level of ketosis. I find it frustrating at times having to limit my vegetable intake of all things simply because I require a lot of calories / day (sometimes close to 4000), which means that proportionally I would have say, 40g of carbs from vegetable instead of 20g from someone eating 2000 calories.

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Ketogenic Diet: Is The Ultimate Low-carb Diet Good For You?

Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is it safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the 1970s, Dr. Atkins popularized his very-low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss that began with a very strict two-week ketogenic phase. Over the years, other fad diets incorporated a similar approach for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet? In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis). Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again. The shift, from using circulating glucose to breaking down stored fat as a source of energy, usually happens over two to four days of eating fewer than 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. Kee Continue reading >>

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  1. danielcruit

    What if I did 100g/day, or 50g/day?
    I'm trying to do this with my partner, and just due to life situation, we don't really have the ability to track religiously what we eat, and staying under 20g is not really possible, for reasons I don't want to get into now. What I'm interested in is simply whether weight loss will still occur at 100g or 50g/day, just more slowly than under 20g, or if we won't lose any weight at all.
    I'm also confused about calories- I'm really a beginner to this, but I was lead to believe that calories didn't matter, only how much carbs you ate, but I see people on this sub all the time asking "how many calories are you eating a day?" to people who say that they are having trouble losing weight on keto.
    Thanks so much for any insight, my understanding of this is really limited.

  2. anbeav

    Ketosis != weight loss
    Ketosis works for many because it makes eating at a deficit feel easier but it's not required for weight loss.
    Also most at less than 100 grams/day are transiently in ketosis.
    If you eat fewer calories than you need at 100 or 50 gram carb intake, you will lose weight. People lose weight eating at much higher carb intake. Keto is not the only way to lose weight (caveat: insulin resistance complicates this situation)
    Calories aren't all that matters, but they matter. For some they can achieve a caloric deficit eating to satiety, many others cannot and need to count calories. If you're not eating in a deficit, you will not lose weight. Calories mater.

  3. IRiseFromTheAshes

    I've never understood why carbs are limited to 0-50g/day, with emphasis of eating under 30g, if being under 100g will still keep you at some level of ketosis. I find it frustrating at times having to limit my vegetable intake of all things simply because I require a lot of calories / day (sometimes close to 4000), which means that proportionally I would have say, 40g of carbs from vegetable instead of 20g from someone eating 2000 calories.

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