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What Are These Ketones Everyone Is Talking About? If you’ve read some of my past posts, you’ve probably already figured out that on the Ketogenic diet you burn Fat in the form of Ketones. But what are these magical Ketones that your body can use for fuel while helping you Lose FAT, Think Clearer, and Reduce Inflammation? Technically, ketones are a group of water-soluble organic molecules with a very specific chemical structure. However, when people talk about ketones for Nutritional Ketosis purposes on the Ketogenic diet, they’re usually referring to a few specific ketones produced by our body as fuel (and these are technically called ketone bodies). We produce 3 different ketone bodies (and for ease we’ll just call them ketones): 1. Acetoacetate (AcAc) – found mostly in your urine. 2. Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) – found mostly in your blood (it’s technically not a ketone because it has a different chemical structure, but it’s commonly referred to as a ketone). This is what is in the KETO//OS Shake that quickly pushes you deeper into Ketosis. 3. Acetone – found mostly in your breath. And when we talk about measuring ketone levels, we’re typically talking about me Continue reading >>

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  1. Lopert

    Hi There
    New to this so apologies if there is a more dedicated thread.
    I do not have diabetes, but I am on a ketogenic diet as I am quite obese and this seems to be a good way of life for me.
    I had my cholesterol and blood glucose levels checked today after being on a LCHF diet for 3 months. Cholesterol was 4.99mmol and glucose level was 1.3mmol. From my reading, 1.3mmol is very low on a "normal diet", and indicates hypoglycemia, but is this to be expected on a keto diet?
    A bit in the woods and just want to ensure I am not doing something harmful.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Element137

    1.3mmol is very low, I would suggest you get that checked out - even on LC your liver should ensure you don't go that low, assuming of course you are getting appropriate nutrition to ensure that your liver can produce glucose - get it checked.

  3. azure

    Hi @Lopert 1.3mmol is an extremely low glucose level. That surprises me as you'd be feeling very rough at that level.

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Jimmy Moore is an American blogger and author who is best known for his "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" books and blog. He has appeared on television and radio programs promoting a high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diet plan. Moore also runs a popular weekly podcast that has run over 800 episodes featuring interviews with experts in diet, health, and fitness.

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  1. Lopert

    Hi There
    New to this so apologies if there is a more dedicated thread.
    I do not have diabetes, but I am on a ketogenic diet as I am quite obese and this seems to be a good way of life for me.
    I had my cholesterol and blood glucose levels checked today after being on a LCHF diet for 3 months. Cholesterol was 4.99mmol and glucose level was 1.3mmol. From my reading, 1.3mmol is very low on a "normal diet", and indicates hypoglycemia, but is this to be expected on a keto diet?
    A bit in the woods and just want to ensure I am not doing something harmful.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Element137

    1.3mmol is very low, I would suggest you get that checked out - even on LC your liver should ensure you don't go that low, assuming of course you are getting appropriate nutrition to ensure that your liver can produce glucose - get it checked.

  3. azure

    Hi @Lopert 1.3mmol is an extremely low glucose level. That surprises me as you'd be feeling very rough at that level.

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What is GLUCONEOGENESIS? What does GLUCONEOGENESIS mean? GLUCONEOGENESIS meaning - GLUCONEOGENESIS definition - GLUCONEOGENESIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Gluconeogenesis (GNG) is a metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from certain non-carbohydrate carbon substrates. From breakdown of proteins, these substrates include glucogenic amino acids (although not ketogenic amino acids); from breakdown of lipids (such as triglycerides), they include glycerol (although not fatty acids); and from other steps in metabolism they include pyruvate and lactate. Gluconeogenesis is one of several main mechanisms used by humans and many other animals to maintain blood glucose levels, avoiding low levels (hypoglycemia). Other means include the degradation of glycogen (glycogenolysis) and fatty acid catabolism. Gluconeogenesis is a ubiquitous process, present in plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms. In vertebrates, gluconeogenesis takes place mainly in the liver and, to a lesser extent, in t

Gluconeogenesis

Gluconeogenesis (GNG) is a metabolic process of making glucose, a necessary body fuel, from non-carbohydrate sources such as protein (amino acids), lactate from the muscles and the glycerol component of fatty acids. Blood glucose levels must be maintained within a narrow range for good health. If blood sugar is too high, it results in tissue and organ damage. If it is too low, cellular respiration and energy production can suffer, especially if the body is "carbohydrate-adapted," meaning the body uses glucose as it's primary fuel. Therefore, the ability of the liver and kidneys to “make new sugar” and regulate blood sugar levels is critical. The main advantage of this process is that it helps the body maintain steady blood sugar levels when foods containing carbohydrates or stored sugars (glycogen reserves) are unavailable. Without gluconeogenesis, you wouldn't live very long, especially without food, as your body must have a constant and steady level of blood glucose to keep the brain and red blood cells going. Mold Test Kits Easy to Use, Fast Results Available Interpretive Lab Report moldtesting.com Glucose and Ignorance If you decide to stop eating, or you decide to follow a Continue reading >>

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  1. gnomesb

    Hi everyone, I've been doing keto since 20/2/17 so 8 weeks now. I started monitoring my ketone levels about 18/3/17 and have been in ketosis every time. However, I notice that sometimes after I eat my ketone levels go up. For instance this morning before breakfast my blood ketone were 3.2. After breakfast they were 4.6 and 2 hours after they were 4.1. Does this suggest I am eating too much protein? I'm not sure how to interpret this.

    Also, my glucose levels before breakfast were 4.4. After breakfast, 4.69, 2 hours after 4.6. I realise that this isn't in a diabetic range but the fact that it seems to be taking me 3 hours after a meal to return to base rate indicates that I do have metabolic disfunction. I read Jason Fung's book 'obesity code' and in that he suggests that fasting enables one to reduce resting glucose levels and improve spike lengths. Has anyone else been able to achieve this?

  2. MarkGossage

    4.4-4.69-4.6 that is well with the 15% variability of your meter if you are in the UK so your readings could all have been 4.5.
    If your bloods had gone from 4.4 to 8.0 then you may have a problem . There's nothing wrong with those levels be pleased.
    If your ketone levels went below 0.5 then there is a chance you were coming out of nutritional ketosis. Your readings are great!
    Don't sweat you are doing fine..

  3. gnomesb

    thanks Mark. I'm in Australia. So 15% variance between fasting reading and post-eating reading is the general rule of thumb then. Thanks. I don't test all the time, just today I thought I would do a test over the whole day to see variances, I was just a little suprised by what I saw. Thank you for the reassurance.

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