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The Ketogenic Diet 101: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. Over 20 studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve health (1). Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease (2, 3, 4, 5). This article is a detailed beginner's guide to the ketogenic diet. It contains everything you need to know. The ketogenic diet (often termed keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain (6, 7). Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits (6, 8, 9, 10, 11). The ketogenic diet (keto) is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, and shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat Continue reading >>

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  1. slobey

    Ketone Test strips

    Hey all,
    Today I tested my urine for ketones. I have a "trace" of in my body (5 ml/dg). Small=15 , moderate= 40 and large= 80-160.
    I have only being doing keto diet for a week so im not sure what results im supposed to see yet. Does anyone know which amount above would technically put me in ketosis? Also, if my carb re-feed days are sundays, should I be testing my urine on a certain day, or how often should I be testing it?

  2. mw818

    trace means you're in ketosis which is where you wanna be. The deeper purple you go, the more water you should be drinking from what i recall. It usually takes me 24 hours after my carb-ups to begin ketosis again. Good luck!

  3. xosaraxo2010

    Originally Posted by mw818
    trace means you're in ketosis which is where you wanna be. The deeper purple you go, the more water you should be drinking from what i recall. It usually takes me 24 hours after my carb-ups to begin ketosis again. Good luck!

    See I was curious about this.. I have been under 15g's of carbs per day (usually under 10 even) and I'm at the faintest of traces.. but I drink almost 4 liters of water a day during the week (weekends I slack on the water as I'm not at work.. and out and about doing things)..
    Hmm.

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