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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.

Symptoms Of Ketosis On Diet

Ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when you have an insufficient amount of stored carbohydrate to provide energy to the brain and red blood cells. Ketosis is the process of fat stores being broken down into ketones to supply the necessary energy. If you are following a very low-carb or specifically ketogenic diet, you are likely to experience a range of symptoms. Video of the Day Ketosis typically happens when you are following a low carbohydrate diet, or to a lesser degree if you don't eat sufficient amount of carbs for a day or so. Entering mild ketosis, particularly overnight between meals, is completely normal. If your body uses up all its available energy and glycogen you get from carbohydrates, it starts breaking up fat molecules for energy instead. The liver uses the resultant fatty acids to create ketones, bodies of energy, which can be used by the brain, nervous system and red blood cells. One of the key indicators for ketosis is the state of your breath. There is a diverse and concentrated range of organic compounds in human breath, which can demonstrate what is going on inside your body. Acetone, for example, is a ketone produced when fatty acids are metabolized fo Continue reading >>

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  1. javajo91

    I know this has been brought up in prior posts but it appears to be an older thread....so just to get a fresh answer ...
    I'm a runner...46 years old. Been on a healthy track for 6 years since my 40th bday.
    I was Vegan for 5 of those years and after eating animal products again my wife and I swore to never follow such an extreme diet again...and to just enjoy life and the wonderful food out there.
    With that being said...as a a runner...the idea of fat burning is extremely alluring... Plus the fact that ketosis improves ” brain fog" is another very compelling positive effect. Ever since I turned 40 I swear my mind is total garbage at remembering​ anything!
    I also enjoy the occasional beer and glass of wine....and good New Jersey pizza.
    I can do 8 weeks to get Keto adapted and keep my carbs under 50 grams per day....doing an 80, 15, 5 ratio....fat, protein carb respectively.
    After adaptation..If I want an occasional night out with the wife enjoying beer and pizza, I've read from this post it takes about 48 hours to get back into the ketosis groove again. Is this still accurate? Once again this is after being fully Keto adapted.
    I'm assuming that if you overdue carbs during your initial adaptation.. you're just not going to move forward.
    Thanks guys

  2. about_some_stuff

    I'll give you my experience. Been keto for about 4 months. I was extremely militant during the adaptation, which for me was between 3 and 4 weeks.
    Since then I've been pretty strict, but not militant. I track my food a lot of the time, but not always. I have a pretty good sense on a day to day basis how much to eat, and of what. My body fat % has gone down every single week since I started - from 18%+ to around 11-12%.
    Now for the unpopular part: you can safely ignore all of the people saying that it has to be a 100% lifestyle, that you can't ever have a "cheat" day, etc. You can throw out your worry about "getting back into keto", etc.
    I've pigged out on pizza every Friday night since I was keto adapted. Sometimes I have a little soda. Hell, one time I even had a donut the next morning. And guess what? I feel just fine. I don't get sick. I don't feel horrible. And I don't feel horrible about myself either. I really like pizza, it's part of my family's weekly routine, and I don't really care that for one night a week my body gets to process 100g of carbs within a few hours.
    I'm 100% certain that our bodies evolved to be totally fine when our ancestors stumbled across a grove of fruit trees and pigged out on 100s of grams of pure sugar for a few days.
    Your mileage may vary: test it out yourself. But I'd go with how you feel vs how people say you need to run your life.
    Having said all of that, I think it's important (and maybe what some people are trying to say) to think of your "diet" as a way of life. I'm 100% convinced that a ketogenic diet has a long list of health benefits and that I'll be eating this way for a very long time. As such, I don't view NOT eating stuff as a "restriction". I just view it as how I eat because I know it's great for me. And I view occasionally deviating from ideal eating exactly the same way as any other adult decision in life.

  3. javajo91

    Great write up and advice. I appreciate your input Thank you

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Ketosis does not cause bad breath. Detoxing is what causes bad breath!

Keto Breath: Cause And Remedies

You’ve been on a ketogenic way of eating for a couple of weeks now, and you’ve stayed under your 20g of carbs every day. Congratulations on your dedication, your reward is… stinky breath? That’s right, most people who try keto at some point in the first month or so of being in ketosis will experience some unpleasant breath. Some people describe it as “metal smell” or having “metallic taste in the mouth”. What a fun reward for choosing a healthful way of eating! The Cause of Keto Breath The explanation is simple, though it’s usually unavoidable, at least until you’re fully fat adapted. As the body shifts into ketosis, it turns fats into ketone bodies, specifically beta hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate, and acetone. They are all completely normal and healthy to have in the body in the amounts it produces. These ketone bodies, especially acetone, can be detected by smell on the breath. This is actually one of the most reliable ways to tell when you have gotten into ketosis, and can be smelled more easily when you are deeper into this fat burning carbohydrate deprived state. Studies have shown this, and there are devices such as breath ketone test monitor that can meas Continue reading >>

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  1. manohman

    Why can't fat be converted into Glucose?

    So the reason cited is that beta oxidation/metabolism of fats leads to formation of acetyl coa, a 2 carbon molecule, and that because of that it cannot be converted back into glucose.
    Why exactly is that the case?
    If Glucogenic amino acids can be converted into citric acid cycle intermediates and then turn back into glucose via gluconeogensis, then why cant Fatty Acids which yield Acetyl Coa. Can't you just have Acetyl Coa enter the citric acid cycle and produce the same intermediates that the glucogenic amino acids creat?

  2. Czarcasm

    manohman said: ↑
    So the reason cited is that beta oxidation/metabolism of fats leads to formation of acetyl coa, a 2 carbon molecule, and that because of that it cannot be converted back into glucose.
    Why exactly is that the case?
    If Glucogenic amino acids can be converted into citric acid cycle intermediates and then turn back into glucose via gluconeogensis, then why cant Fatty Acids which yield Acetyl Coa. Can't you just have Acetyl Coa enter the citric acid cycle and produce the same intermediates that the glucogenic amino acids creat?
    Click to expand... Both glucose and fatty acids can be stored in the body as either glycogen for glucose (stored mainly in the liver or skeletal cells) or for FA's, as triacylglycerides (stored in adipose cells). We cannot store excess protein. It's either used to make other proteins, or flushed out of the body if in excess; that's generally the case but we try to make use of some of that energy instead of throwing it all away.
    When a person is deprived of nutrition for a period of time and glycogen stores are depleted, the body will immediately seek out alternative energy sources. Fats (stored for use) are the first priority over protein (which requires the breakdown of tissues such as muscle). We can mobilize these FA's to the liver and convert them to Acetyl-CoA to be used in the TCA cycle and generate much needed energy. On the contrary, when a person eats in excess (a fatty meal high in protein), it's more efficient to store fatty acids as TAG's over glycogen simply because glycogen is extremely hydrophilic and attracts excess water weight; fatty acids are largely stored anhydrously and so you essentially get more bang for your buck. This is evolutionary significant and why birds are able to stay light weight but fly for periods at a time, or why bears are able to hibernate for months at a time. Proteins on the other hand may be used anabolically to build up active tissues (such as when your working out those muscles), unless you live a sedentary lifestyle (less anabolism and therefore, less use of the proteins). As part of the excretion process, protein must be broken down to urea to avoid toxic ammonia and in doing so, the Liver can extract some of that usable energy for storage as glycogen.
    Also, it is worth noting that it is indeed possible to convert FA's to glucose but the pathway can be a little complex and so in terms of energy storage, is not very efficient. The process involves converting Acetyl-CoA to Acetone (transported out of mitochondria to cytosol) where it's converted to Pyruvate which can then be used in the Gluconeogenesis pathway to make Glucose and eventually stored as Glycogen. Have a look for yourself if your interested: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002116.g003/originalimage (and this excludes the whole glycogenesis pathway, which hasn't even begun yet).
    TLDR: it's because proteins have no ability to be stored in the body, but we can convert them to glycogen for storage during the breakdown process for excretion. Also, in terms of energy, it's a more efficient process than converting FA's to glycogen for storage.

  3. soccerman93

    This is where biochem comes in handy. Czarcasm gives a really good in depth answer, but a simpler approach is to count carbons. The first step of gluconeogenesis(formation of glucose) requires pyruvate, a 3 carbon molecule. Acetyl Co-A is a 2 carbon molecule, and most animals lack the enzymes (malate synthase and isocitrate lyase) required to convert acetyl co-A into a 3 carbon molecule suitable for the gluconeogenesis pathway. The ketogenic pathway is not efficient, as czarcasm pointed out. While acetyl co-A can indeed be used to form citric acid intermediates, these intermediates will be used in forming ATP, not glucose. Fatty acid oxidation does not yield suitable amounts of pyruvate, which is required for gluconeogenesis. This is part of why losing weight is fairly difficult for those that are overweight, we can't efficiently directly convert fat to glucose, which we need a fairly constant supply of. Sorry, that got a little long-winded

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Use healthy carbs and/or protein to get out of ketosis. Don't use junk food or sugary foods. Get out of ketosis to re-sensitize your body to insulin. I've heard of several stories of people who were in ketosis for too long and when they stopped they gained weight excessively, had joint pain, etc. Please like, share and subscribe to my YouTube page to get notifications whenever I post a new video! You have already taken the first step to better your health by watching my video! Next, I recommend that you join our Long Distance Patient Program so that you can get diet modification and supplement recommendations designed specifically for you by me or one of my fellow practitioners in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office. You have to be a patient of our office in order to receive supplements, per our distribution agreement with the producer of the Standard Process brand supplements. Becoming a Long Distance Patient as outlined below allows you that access. In order to be part of our online patient program, you would purchase an annual membership for $200. This membership includes an initial 30 minute phone appointment with me or one of our practitioners. At that time, the practitioner will m

How Do I Know If I Am In Ketosis?

[Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you choose to purchase something by using one of those links, I may receive a small financial compensation, at no cost to you.] Ketone testing strips are not reliable, so it can often be difficult to know if you are in ketosis, especially, if you are not losing weight as quickly as you had hoped. Weight loss isn't a sign of being in ketosis, so even if the scale isn't moving, you could still be using dietary fats to fuel your daily activities. To put your mind at ease, we have put together a list of the signs and symptoms of ketosis for you, as well as advice on what you can do to be more comfortable during Atkins Induction. "How do I know if I am in ketosis?" I have been getting quite a few emails and comments lately from people who have been asking me if they are in ketosis. After a bit of discussion back and forth, the conversation usually reveals that: 1) The ketone strips that Dr. Atkins recommended are only turning pink; and 2) They are not losing much weight. Both of the above ideas show a misunderstanding about: the purpose of ketosis weight loss and low-carb diets So, I went searching through the archives to see what Continue reading >>

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  1. BACONBURGER

    From "Ketopia"
    First off, we need to understand what ketostix actually measure, and more importantly, what they don’t. Generally speaking, ketostix measure excess ketones in your urine. They are considered excess, because they are removed from your serum and shunted to your urine by your kidneys. Their caloric content is thereby wasted.
    Of the three types of ketones (acetate, acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate) produced by your body, ketostix only measure acetoacetate. This is extremely important to understand, because it turns out that your body produces different quantities of these different types of ketones depending on how long you’ve been in ketosis. If you’ve been in ketosis for a while, you’re going to see a reduction in the “intensity” of what you register on your ketostix for two reasons:
    A change in the relative volume of the ketones produced/present in your body
    A reduction in the volume of ketones in your urine as your kidneys reduce the amount they secrete
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  2. MISSSVJS

    Actually my doctor told me the ketostix really aren't very accurate. The more accurate method of testing whether or not you are in ketosis is with a meter like this. storefront.novacares.com/sto
    refront/ They work like a glucose meter - in fact this one will also test glucose, but it will also test for ketosis. The only problem is that the strips are kind of expensive.

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