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The ketogenic diet/ketosis and the brain; is there a connection? Your brain is 60% fat - So what happens to your brain on a high fat ketogenic based diet? Ketogenic diets are becoming popular, not only for fat loss, but for the potential to improve brain function. The anecdotes for ketogenic diets and brain function have been abundant, but now researchers are focusing in on the idea that ketones are better for your brain power. Any diet works for fat loss, but not every diet works for super-charged cognitive performance. The ketones hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate and acetone are released into the blood and taken up by the brain and body which fire ketone bodies into the mitochondria, which are the power plants of cells. Through cellular reputation the mitochondria break down nutrients and provide the body and brain with energy. Some parts of the brain need glucose, this is true, but the body can turn dietary protein into glucose through gluconeogenesis. You, me, your grandma, any healthy individual shifts into ketosis unintentionally. This happens when you wake up in the morning. If youre not hungry in the morning this indicates you have a strong metabolism as youre in ketosis. Nutritional ketosis occurs in the latter situations, however, keto-adaptation occurs after several weeks when your body adapts and begins to prefer ketones of glucose as its preferred source of fuel. When you intentionally fast for longer periods or follow a diet very high in fat, medium protein and low (5%) carbs, something interesting happens to the brain and personally called keto-adaptation where your body fundamentally prefers ketones over glucose as its primary energy source. Ketogenic diets favour glutamate becoming GABA instead of aspartate. Ketones increase GABA where neurotransmitters are released, also known as synapses in the brains of rats and some epileptic patients. GABA is beneficial for your sleep, focus and attention and increases in various narcotics which causes feelings of euphoria and cognitive focus. Oxidants in the brain have a single electron which makes them reactions hence the large amount of oxidants in epileptic patients leading to Excitotoxicity. Excitotoxicity leads to epileptic brain damage as neurones are basically friend due to the excitement of these oxidants in the brain. Antioxidants in blueberries, for example, reduce this risk, so the state of ketosis inhibits these violent molecules and increases the breakdown of them to a significant degree. If you do it right and dont eat trans fats as your source of 75% fat or so then the high-fat nature of keto isn't a problem if you increase polyunsaturated fats (specifically omega-3) such as DHA and EPA which are commonly cited as "brain supplements" to help aid in the reduction of oxidation and inflammation. We know that inflammation plays a key role in the role of the development of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is inclusive of the brain, a strong cognitive marker for brain based ailements. Overall, more research needs to be done. But from what weve seen so far and the copious amounts of anecdotal accounts it seems likely that the fat-fuel brain has specific advantages for certain people. Is Saturated Fat Bad For You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnE1n... Check out some more related videos: Low Carbs Diets Are NOT Better For Fat Loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KSJ... Study Proves Intermittent Fasting DECREASES Testosterone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyWxI... 4 Ways To Get Ripped Fast (100% PROVEN TO WORK) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLC8a... The Truth About Getting Under 7% Body Fat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6DPy... 3 Reasons To Eat Carbs (Backed By Science) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyt2G... How To Get To 10% Body Fat The Easy Way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dulex... Why Protein Is King For Fat Loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D10ij... Can You Build Muscle AND Lose Fat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43rnH...

The Fat-fueled Brain: Unnatural Or Advantageous?

Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication. As you’ll see below, data exploring the potential neuroprotective effects of ketosis are still scarce, and we don’t yet know the side effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. This post talks about the SCIENCE behind ketosis, and is not meant in any way as medical advice. The ketogenic diet is a nutritionist’s nightmare. High in saturated fat and VERY low in carbohydrates, “keto” is adopted by a growing population to paradoxically promote weight loss and mental well-being. Drinking coffee with butter? Eating a block of cream cheese? Little to no fruit? To the uninitiated, keto defies all common sense, inviting skeptics to wave it off as an unnatural “bacon-and-steak” fad diet. Yet versions of the ketogenic diet have been used to successfully treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children since the 1920s – potentially even back in the biblical ages. Emerging evidence from animal models and clinical trials suggest keto may be therapeutically used in many other neurological disorders, including head ache, neurodegenerative diseases, Continue reading >>

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  1. Fwatuheard

    Sorry if this question has been asked a million times, but the search didn't get me what I was looking for.
    I've been on a TKD for 2 days now, and I'm not quite sure if I'm doing all of this correctly. I can't really monitor my diet down to the calorie due to my job, but I'm using common knowledge to steer clear of carbs (bread, rice, beans, fruit, etc, etc). I'm estimating that I've been consuming around 40-50 carbs a day with the bulk of it coming from my post-workout shake.
    From you keto pros out there, do you think I can achieve ketosis with my current carb intake, or should I restrict carbs even further? I'm starting to feel like I should restrict carbs totally save for my carb up day at the end of the week ala the CKD.
    All I all I got the basics down, but I think I need a little more guidance. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. timmymayes

    I was into ketosis within 3 days...but i did a 3 day fast to get into it. I think it can take up to 10 days depending....I think thats the duration of induction on atkins.

  3. �STFU!ˇN�LIFT!

    how the HELL do you not eat for 3 days ?
    one day even omg

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Original question from Andrew Coyle: "Can you tell me how long does it take to enter into Ketosis after taking a tablespoon of oil? And how long do you stay in Ketosis after that?" Article mentioned in video with study references: https://ketosource.co.uk/caprylic-aci...

How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

A question a lot of people who start a Ketogenic Diet want to know is, how long does it take to get into ketosis? After all, it is being in a state of ketosis that makes the diet, “ketogenic” in the first place. Being in Ketosis not only supercharges your body to be in an optimal fat-burning zone. It also gives you a longer, sustained energy, enhanced cognition, improved focus and other neuroprotective benefits. The Advantages of Ketosis don’t end there Being on a Ketogenic Diet and having your body rely on fats as its fuel comes with cardiovascular benefits as well. It has been shown that ketosis lowers bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol, decreasing a person’s risk of heart disease as well as improving insulin resistance amongst others. There are also studies into the ketogenic diet’s effects on Alzheimers Disease, Bipolar Disorder among others that have shown promising results. The Ketogenic Diet itself was used in the early 1900’s to control epileptic seizures and is still used today for those resistant to seizure medication. But we won’t dive deeply into all of that today. Today we’re going to answer the question, how long does it take to Continue reading >>

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  1. Saraleesaralee

    Is it possible to stay on ketogenic diet for life-long?

    I have been on ketogenic diet for 2 weeks. It controls my blood sugar level really well. However I am not over weight. And I am worried about potential long term side effects of the diet. For example, high LDL level, steoporosis, auto immune disease, too much weight loss, vesicular stiffness. I was wondering if there is anyone in this forum has been on ketogenic diet for years? And do you experience any side effects from the diet?

  2. Aaron1963

    I've been on a strict ketogenic diet for 6 months, and was doing LCHF for much of the 5 months prior to that but didn't make any attempts at it being ketogenic so I may have been in and out of ketosis some during that period. I now have a blood ketone meter and remain in ketosis according to it.
    I did suffer excessive weight loss initially. I lost about 40kg (about 90 lbs.), and it ended up sending me from being very obese to being underweight. But I've always eaten very little protein, which I continued to do, plus I was doing intermittent fasting, sometimes not eating anything for days at a time. Once I stopped the intermittent fasting and concentrated on getting adequate protein, my weight went back up to my ideal weight and stabilized there. I've heard from several people that you really need to watch your protein when doing a ketogenic diet being it's easy for excess to hinder weight loss and/or increase your BG.
    I have had a few issues while doing a ketogenic diet, but not 100% sure which if any can be attributed to ketosis vs. some other factor. First off, as winter was approaching I got extremely cold all the time, especially my fingers and toes, but even my whole body was cold. I thought it might have been the caffeine I was getting as part of my ketogenic diet involves drinking lots of coffee with HWC, coconut oil, and butter. I switched to decaf and the problem pretty much went away, but I don't know if it was the caffeine, the ketosis, the massive weight loss (lack of body fat), something else, or a combination of factors.
    I've also had excessive itching and a rash. That's normal for me during the winter months, but this year it started a bit early, went longer, and was much worse than normal. I think it may very well have been my usual sensitivity to the cold dry weather, aggravated by toxins released during my rapid weight loss, and perhaps ketones being emitted through the skin. It's just recently started to clear up and the rash is gone and most of the itching.
    I got keto-breath for a week or two when I first concentrated on going keto. It was very noticeable, but disappeared after that and no issues anymore with my breath.
    This diet is very sustainable for me. I tried my whole adult life to diet to lose weight and was never successful. This time I wanted to lose weight, but my primary focus was controlling my BG, meaning reducing carbs down to a low-carb level, which caused me to gravitate naturally to a LCHF diet. For the first time I have no desire to go back to my old way of eating. I love this diet and it's completely satisfying. So I killed two birds with one stone - got my BG under control, down to non-diabetic levels, and got my weight down to ideal. Plus with the huge benefits (IMHO) of having my body use ketones rather than glucose, I'm totally sold on this way of eating for the rest of my life and have absolutely no worries about not being able to stick to my diet. I really have no strong urges for carbs anymore, and only end up going off the plan rarely due to social pressures or inadvertently eating hidden/unknown carbs.
    My LDL has gone up, but I've heard from others that usually it's benign large fluffy LDL that typically goes up when on a ketogenic diet. And my body is still adjusting. Also I've heard that LDL by itself is not a good measure of risk. So I'm not worried about it, but will keep an eye on things. I also have taken my ketogenic diet to an extreme, hitting a KR of 3.0 or higher almost everyday, and sometimes up to 4.0 or more. Not sure if eating much more fat than necessary for ketosis affected my LDL any or not. Initially my LDL dropped significantly as well as my trigs, but both increased at my last doctor's visit. I may try a more normal KR in the future while monitoring my blood ketones to verify I stay in ketosis and see if there's any difference in my BG, cholesterol, or other tests.
    I did also suffer from other typical symptoms during my keto adaptation phase. Most went away within about two weeks. But it's just been here at the 6-month mark where my BG numbers suddenly stabilized with very little change, and quite low, and overall I just feel absolutely fantastic. I feel like I'm bursting with energy and joined a gym and suddenly love running and working out whereas I hated them all my life.
    Well, I don't have years of experience with ketosis to report anything to you about that. Other than I've heard lots of other people with years of experience and not heard of anyone having any real side effects other than the things I've mentioned. However some people do find ketosis isn't for them and give up very soon. For those that feel it is working for them and stick with it, seems there's no significant side effects. But I'll let the others who've been in ketosis for longer than me speak for themselves.

  3. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD I know of a guy called no more carbs that was on it over 2 yrs. It is possible he is still on it, that chat site closed down but he was going strong on it.

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Subscribe for more Body Mind Empowerment content: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv What is the fastest way to get into ketosis? How to start busting out those ketones and become a fat burning beast ASAP? There are 2 ways of getting into ketosis (1) fasting and (2) carbohydrate restriction. Both of them are viable, but... The fastest way to get into ketosis is to fast for several days and consume no calories during that time. There are several things that need to be considered to successfully become keto-adapted. This video goes into exactly that. Learn More About Keto // IF: http://www.siimland.com/keto-if-fasting/ Get Simple Keto: http://www.siimland.com/get-simple-keto/ How to Workout on Keto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9iH... Timestamps To Get Into Ketosis You Need - 00:12 2 Ways of Getting Into Ketosis - 00:44 The Easiest Way to Get Into Ketosis - 00:53 The Fastest Way to Get Into Ketosis - 01:30 Why You Can't Get Into Ketosis - 02:28 How to Get Into Ketosis As Fast As Possible - 03:07 Before You Try Keto Consider This - 04:25 Stay Empowered Siim Subscribe for videos on becoming superhuman: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv Join my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodym... Disclaimer I do not own any of the video clips used in this video. The legal rights belong to the legal copyright holders of said content. I have used them under the 'fair use' policy and have done so for entertainment and educational purposes only. #ketofasting #keto #ketogenicdiet #ketosis #ketodiet Follow me on social media: Blog: http://siimland.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesiimland/ My Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodym... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siimland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/inthevanguard Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/siimland/

How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

Short Answer: 2-7 days In order for your body to get to the point where it is breaking down stored fat into ketones for fuel, it must first use up all stored sugar. The body stores excess sugar in the muscles in the form of glycogen. It is stored there to give the muscles access to a quick source of energy should the need arrive. You must first deplete the glycogen so the body is forced to use fat for fuel instead. There is about 2-3 days worth of sugar stored in your muscles so if you keep your carb intake at around 20g a day, you should deplete those stores within 3 full days. You can speed up the process by either fasting or exercising. The fasting will keep the body from creating new sugar from food intake and the exercise will cause the body to burn off the sugar faster. If you are using a ketone tester, you should start seeing a ketone reading by the third day and start seeing them increase over the course of the next 2 weeks to a month. As your body begins to use ketones more efficiently, you should see ketone levels drop to right about .5 mM can go as high as 5 mM. Any questions? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll answer them. Thanks! Don’t miss a post! Click her Continue reading >>

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  1. Fwatuheard

    Sorry if this question has been asked a million times, but the search didn't get me what I was looking for.
    I've been on a TKD for 2 days now, and I'm not quite sure if I'm doing all of this correctly. I can't really monitor my diet down to the calorie due to my job, but I'm using common knowledge to steer clear of carbs (bread, rice, beans, fruit, etc, etc). I'm estimating that I've been consuming around 40-50 carbs a day with the bulk of it coming from my post-workout shake.
    From you keto pros out there, do you think I can achieve ketosis with my current carb intake, or should I restrict carbs even further? I'm starting to feel like I should restrict carbs totally save for my carb up day at the end of the week ala the CKD.
    All I all I got the basics down, but I think I need a little more guidance. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. timmymayes

    I was into ketosis within 3 days...but i did a 3 day fast to get into it. I think it can take up to 10 days depending....I think thats the duration of induction on atkins.

  3. �STFU!ˇN�LIFT!

    how the HELL do you not eat for 3 days ?
    one day even omg

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