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5 Common Keto Challenges—and How To Overcome Them

The transition from a high-carb diet to one that’s built around healthy fats can trigger some side effects. Here’s how to dissipate them. Unsplash/Eduardo Roda-Lopes The transition from a high-carb diet to one that’s built around healthy fats can trigger some side effects. Here’s how to dissipate them. Unsplash/Eduardo Roda-Lopes In the age of the “obesity epidemic,” more research than ever is focused on determining safe, effective, and long-lasting ways to help prevent or reverse unhealthy weight gain. And studies have found that one possible solution is following a very-low carbohydrate diet called the ketogenic diet. The keto diet drastically reduces the body’s supply of glucose—which is typically obtained from eating carbohydrate-heavy foods like grains and sugar—instead forcing the body to use fat for energy. That may sound similar to other low-carb diets, but there is one key keto distinction: Instead of a focus on lots of protein, the keto diet emphasizes healthy fats, mostly from keto-approved foods like coconut or olive oil, butter, meat, avocado, and eggs. For this reason, the keto diet doesn’t just help with weight loss. It’s also been shown to redu Continue reading >>

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  1. sharperhawk

    Chris Masterjohn explains the Arctic variant of CPT-1a deficiency. In an environment that forced humans living there to eat a high fat diet, evolution weighed the benefits and the risks of constant ketosis against each other.

  2. Neckhammer

    Yeah, I remember when this came out (not the video, but the gene mutation information) a few years back. I think that the point many made at the time was that the inuit have the capacity to burn FAT for energy at high rates due to this without having to survive indefinitely in deep ketosis. The selective pressures are obviously directly related to this region, so perhaps even the temperature and light/dark cycle played a role in selection. At the levels of fat they consume they would be in deep ketosis without this mutation. Deep ketosis is associated with a high degree of appetite suppression, which might be an issue in such an environment that requires high caloric intake to survive.
    I don't see the need for permanent deep ketosis aside from treatment. Episodic and sporatic? Of course. I'm on more of a gluconeogenic diet these days if I have to call it anything. Sure I'm in mild ketosis most the time, but I have plenty of protein about for when its needed!
    Edit: I just searched MDA and it seems mark recently posted on this:
    "Yet in the Inuit and other Arctic populations, these mutations are incredibly common. What’s going on here? Why was it preserved in the Inuit, let alone selected for?
    First of all, the gene variant doesn’t seem to be deleterious in adult Inuit. A number of studies have shown that Inuit with the mutation tend to have less body fat and better blood lipids, though the mutation is still dangerous in kids and babies.
    The mutation also makes it easier for carriers to burn free fatty acids in mitochondria. This is a good thing for a population like the Inuit on a traditional diet, because they’re swimming in free fatty acids and they aren’t able to produce ketones or eat enough carbohydrates for energy. Free fatty acids are everywhere. If you can use them more efficiently, you’ve got a great, reliable source of energy on demand.
    Without a mutation like this one, the Inuit would likely be in permanent, deep ketosis. That can be hugely therapeutic in the right context. Ketones can prevent and treat epilepsy, for example. But what if there is a problem with long-term ketosis? Given the high-fat nature of their diet, this mutation is the only thing standing between a traditionally-eating Inuit and chronic, unavoidable ketosis. The rise of this mutation may have been a way to stave off that possibility.
    In a roundabout way, ketone adaptation is a way for anyone not carrying the anti-ketotic genetic marker common among Inuit to obtain Inuit-type metabolism. Long term ketone adaptation leads to an increased ability of skeletal muscle to directly oxidize free fatty acids for energy; the Inuit with the mutation do that already."

  3. OnTheBayou

    I recall a discussion on FTA a couple of years ago about the discovery, IIRC, that marine mammals have a surprising amount of carbohydrates in the skin. The amount was sufficient to theoretically move their diet from ketogenic to low carb.

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7 Most Common Ketosis Side Effects And Solutions

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and moderate-protein diet that has been proved to be an effective treatment among patients with epileptic conditions, such as glucose transporter 1 deficiency, pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency, tuberous sclerosis complex, Rett syndrome, Dravet syndrome, and specific mitochondrial disorders (1, 2). Keto diet is also associated with reduced body weight and insulin resistance, thus it can be beneficial with obesity and diabetes type 2 patients (3). There are also many major benefits of ketogenic diet such as improving cardiovascular health, brain function, and having therapeutic effects in several other chronic conditions. What you should be aware of is the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis because they are two very different things. Ketosis is a natural metabolic state whereas ketoacidosis, also known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), is a dangerous condition in people with diabetes. Nonetheless, keto diets are also related with some adverse effects, most of them are temporary side effects and easily treated. Here we have a list of negative side effects of ketogenic diet, mostly occur at the beginning and some of them will Continue reading >>

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  1. Michael Murphy

    Yes. Alcohol is a sugar, and so it will stop ketosis. But I have also done this diet to great success, and I find that as long as alcohol is the only carb in your system, the ketosis will return as soon as you have metabolized the alcohol. But, if you eat carbs along with the alcohol, those carbs my be turned to fat while your body metabolizes the alcohol.

  2. Doug Freyburger

    In this context the alcohol does not matter. Beers run roughly 20 grams of carb each unless a specifically low carb variety like Guinness. The level of 50 per day net is the point most drop out of ketosis. It's the bottom level for maintenance. The level of 100 per day net has nearly everyone out of ketosis. It'sthe top level for maintenance for most.


    Yes more than likely. There’s a lot of carbs in beer .Thats why its sometimes called liquid bread. Look at drinking red wine instead which only has about 2 g of carbs per average glass but limit that to one or two.

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10 Side Effects Of Ketosis: The Pitfalls Of A Keto Diet

A low-carb, high-fat diet takes your body to a state of ketosis, when it burns fat for energy. Result is you lose weight fast, but mostly by dehydration. As this diet robs you of several vital nutrients, you suffer from constipation, headache, bone erosion, leg cramps, and even disrupted menses. Kidney stones may also be formed due to a rising acidity of the blood. When you follow a diet which drastically restricts the amount of carbs you consume, you will not have enough glucose in your blood to fuel your body. In this situation, your body turns to fats for energy. When your fats are broken down, small molecules called ketone bodies are produced, which act as an alternative source of energy. This condition is known as ketosis, and it is a natural state your body goes into. Since your brain requires a constant supply of energy, it would shut down if your body did not produce this alternative fuel source, but it cannot run on ketones forever. Low-carb diets or ketogenic diets, which help your body get into the state of ketosis, help you lose weight quickly but can adversely affect your overall health. 1. Fatigue When your body is in a state of ketosis, you will experience fatigue as Continue reading >>

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  1. fhinix

    I have been following a ketogenic diet for the last 6 weeks. I even bought a ketone meter and my ketones measure 3.0 mmol on a fairly regular basis so I know that I am producing adequate ketones, but I am totally exhausted. I am on the verge of giving up. My macros are 83% fat, 3% carbs, and 14% protein. I am eating only moderate levels of protein, and my carbs are around 15 grams or below. I am having no fruit and no nuts. My carbs are only salad vegetables like kale, lettuce, spinach, or chives. Protein is mostly meat, eggs, and some cheese. Fat is coming from coconut oil, and ghee. I also am taking a teaspoon of salt twice a day to make sure that my sodium levels are adequate. I am not eating enough protein to disrupt ketosis as my ketone meter clearly indicates. My energy levels are extremely low, and I do not have increased mental clarity. Please help. I have been super strict and it does not appear to be working. I track my food daily in an online food log and I am very specific.
    Am I just one of those people that does not function well on a ketogenic diet? Any suggestions?

  2. Reka

    You are one of the SEVERAL people who don't function well on this.
    Just check out these threads:
    Unless you have a condition to which constant keto is the solution I advise you to refeed with carbs, as mentioned in all these threads. 150-200 grams of net carbs 1-2 times a week.

  3. DMan

    After long term ketosis start reintroducing carbs slowly! I might make you feel sick if you start eating lots of carbs all of a sudden...

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