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7 Tips To Get Into Ketosis

7 Tips To Get Into Ketosis

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that provides several health benefits. During ketosis, your body converts fat into compounds known as ketones and begins using them as its main source of energy. Studies have found that diets that promote ketosis are highly beneficial for weight loss, due in part to their appetite-suppressing effects (1, 2). Emerging research suggests that ketosis may also be helpful for type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders, among other conditions (3, 4). That being said, achieving a state of ketosis can take some work and planning. It's not just as simple as cutting carbs. Here are 7 effective tips to get into ketosis. Eating a very low-carb diet is by far the most important factor in achieving ketosis. Normally, your cells use glucose, or sugar, as their main source of fuel. However, most of your cells can also use other fuel sources. This includes fatty acids, as well as ketones, which are also known as ketone bodies. Your body stores glucose in your liver and muscles in the form of glycogen. When carb intake is very low, glycogen stores are reduced and levels of the hormone insulin decline. This allows fatty acids to be released from fat stores in your body. Your liver converts some of these fatty acids into the ketone bodies acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate. These ketones can be used as fuel by portions of the brain (5, 6). The level of carb restriction needed to induce ketosis is somewhat individualized. Some people need to limit net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) to 20 grams per day, while others can achieve ketosis while eating twice this amount or more. For this reason, the Atkins diet specifies that carbs be restricted to 20 or fewer grams per day for two weeks to guarantee that ketosis is achieved. After this point, s Continue reading >>

Keto Diet - Reddit Woman Weight Loss Gif

Keto Diet - Reddit Woman Weight Loss Gif

When Reddit user Amanda posted pictures of her transformational weight loss, she never expected to become an overnight phenom. But, after an inspired reader translated her progress photos into an oddly mesmerizing GIF, she became just that. Watching it happen in GIF form is pretty amazing, but the thing that really got our attention: the prominent role bacon played in her diet. Over the course of two years, Amanda lost an incredible 88 pounds on a high-fat, medium-protein, low-carb diet also known as the keto diet. (She also says she was influenced by the paleo diet , a close cousin to keto.) But, what is this oddly named regimen? And could it possibly be right for you? Maybe... First off, keto is short for ketogenic, and the diet works by reducing the amount of carbs you put into your body, forcing it to burn up fat reserves in order to power itself. But, you might ask, how does the body shed fat so rapidly when all youre eating is fat? After all, weve had FAT BAD drilled into our brains for so long that it seems tough to believe the health benefits of such a high-fat plan. Well, here's how it works. People on keto diets typically focus on fatty meats, leafy greens, veggies, and eggs but totally cut out sugars, refined grains, and fruit juices. And yes, there are lots of similarities between Paleo and keto diets, but very generally, Paleo diets tend to be extremely protein-focused, while this diet is heavy on fats and medium on protein. The reason a bacon-y, buttery regimen could actually help you shed the weight has to do with how your body uses different kinds of food for energy. When we eat sugar and carbs, our bodies react by producing insulin to help regulate our blood sugar; believers in the keto diet say that insulin both encourages sugar to be stored as fat an Continue reading >>

7 Signs You Might Be In Ketosis When Doing The Ketogenic Diet

7 Signs You Might Be In Ketosis When Doing The Ketogenic Diet

One of the main goals of starting the ketogenic diet is to get your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. Note: If you don’t know what the ketogenic is all about then check out the Ketogenic Diet: Beginner’s Guide to Keto and Weight Loss. This is when your body starts to produce a lot of ketones to supply energy for your body. Why is this good? Because it means your body has converted from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. If your body is burning fat for energy then something amazing starts to happen. The fat on your body starts to disappear. But how do you know when you’re in ketosis? Besides using test strips or an instrument there are some signs that your body will give. 7 Signs You Might Be in Ketosis These don’t 100% guarantee that your body is in ketosis but if it is in ketosis then these signs will appear. 1. Weight Loss One of the obvious signs of ketosis is weight loss but this can also be pretty deceptive because many people don’t experience the kind of weight loss that they expect. This can happen for a variety of reasons but when you get close to entering ketosis or do enter ketosis you’ll find that you lose a healthy amount of weight quickly. For example, when you switch to low carbs you usually experience significant weight loss in the first week. In fact, my wife lost 12 lbs in the first 28 days of Keto and I lost 13. This isn’t your body burning fat but finally being able to release the water that was being held by the fat cells. If your fat cells don’t release this water then they can’t flow through the bloodstream to be used as fuel so losing water weight is a good thing. After the initial rapid drop in water weight, you should continue to lose body fat consistently if you are able to stick with the low-carb aspects of the diet Continue reading >>

Physical Signs To Know You're In Ketosis? - Keto

Physical Signs To Know You're In Ketosis? - Keto

Physical signs to know you're in ketosis? I'm on my 3rd day of keto (even though i cheated on the first day) and have been hovering around 20-25g of carbs a day. I was wondering if there are any "signs" that that you guys have noticed that reassures you that you're in ketosis. I had a metallic taste in my mouth whenever I woke up and my friends would sometimes comment on my breath. 30/F/5'6" | SW: 266 | CW: 180 | Nxt Goal: 175 If you cheated on the first day then this is the second day of keto. Just saying. I started it Monday, so this is my third day, not including Monday. I've been in ketosis a week now and haven't had any of the physical 'symptoms' people talk about. I think it's just different for everyone! 28/M 5'8" | SW 318 lbs | CW: 316.8 | GW: 200 I have uber ammonia sweat when i work out. I smoke so i don't notice the breath really (my mother has, asking me if i was drinking hahaha). And the pee can get a bit funky, but not too strange for me. Anyone when starting keto find themselves sweating a lot more than usual? Is it part of "keto flu"? Its weird that you say that because i found myself unusually moist after my run this morning. After about a week for me, it was: slightly bad breath, smelly pee and some wicked strange BO. Continue reading >>

Fat Adapted: The Beginners Guide To Fat Adaption On Keto

Fat Adapted: The Beginners Guide To Fat Adaption On Keto

Do you know what it means to be fat adapted? When youre in this metabolic state, youre able to burn your stored body fat reserves for energy. That means you could be using your lovehandles to power through your high intensity workout instead of a smoothie. Being fat adapted also reduces your bodys cravings for carbs. And it helps you reach fullness faster during mealtimes (and keeps you fuller longer) so you eat fewer calories during the day. Fat adaptation kind of sounds like the unicorn of diets. To find out the truth and to dispel some myths, well go over everything you need to know about being fat adapted in todays guide. By the end of this guide, youll have all your questions answered and youll know if a fat adapted state may be right for your body. To start, you should know the definition. Most people, including those who are pre-keto, are not naturally fat adapted because the traditional Western diet is so heavily anchored in processed, carb-based foods[ * ]. This means that instead of relying on a stored fuel source such as fat, sugar-burners run off a constant supply of carbs (aka sugar). When the supply dips too low, youll experience low blood sugar, which may bring symptoms such as lightheadedness, carb cravings, dizziness, the inability to focus and your usual sugar crash. To fix the issue and maintain sustained energy levels, your body needs a steady stream of carbs. But thats also where the problem begins. See, once carbs hit your system, they send your blood sugar levels through the roof. Your body works overtime to combat this flood of glucose by sending out more insulin , a hormone to help sugar get out of your bloodstream and into your cells. Consequently, your insulin levels rise. With too much insulin floating around in your bloodstream, your brains Continue reading >>

Ketosis: Symptoms, Signs & More

Ketosis: Symptoms, Signs & More

Every cell in your body needs energy to survive. Most of the time, you create energy from the sugar (glucose) in your bloodstream. Insulin helps regulate glucose levels in the blood and stimulate the absorption of glucose by the cells in your body. If you don’t have enough glucose or insufficient insulin to get the job done, your body will break down fat instead for energy. This supply of fat is an alternative energy source that keeps you from starvation. When you break down fat, you produce a compound called a ketone body. This process is called ketosis. Insulin is required by your cells in order to use the glucose in your blood, but ketones do not require insulin. The ketones that don’t get used for energy pass through your kidneys and out through your urine. Ketosis is most likely to occur in people who have diabetes, a condition in which the body produces little or no insulin. Ketosis and Ketoacidosis: What You Need To Know Ketosis simply means that your body is producing ketone bodies. You’re burning fat instead of glucose. Ketosis isn’t necessarily harmful to your health. If you don’t have diabetes and you maintain a healthy diet, it’s unlikely to be a problem. While ketosis itself isn’t particularly dangerous, it’s definitely something to keep an eye on, especially if you have diabetes. Ketosis can be a precursor to ketoacidosis, also known as diabetic ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a condition in which you have both high glucose and high ketone levels. Having ketoacidosis results in your blood becoming too acidic. It’s more common for those with type 1 diabetes rather than type 2. Once symptoms of ketoacidosis begin, they can escalate very quickly. Symptoms include: breath that smells fruity or like nail polish or nail polish remover rapid breat Continue reading >>

The Keto Diet – What This Dietitian Actually Thinks About A Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss

The Keto Diet – What This Dietitian Actually Thinks About A Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss

I review the pros and cons of the Keto Diet and what I actually think about people using the ketogenic diet for weight loss. I wasn’t planning on writing about the ketogenic diet but that all changed with my recent YouTube video. If you guys caught this video on my channel, my girl Abby Langer and I found a hilarious Reddit thread that shared some keto-followers favourite “strange but delicious” keto-friendly meals and snacks. Let’s just say, it was extreme. I was by no means under the impression that everyone (or even a large number of people) on the Keto diet ate that shit. But, I get why some viewers on youtube maybe thought that and they got PISSED. Like, viciously pissed. So, jokes aside, I decided to share what I ACTUALLY think on all things keto and give you guys a comprehensive review of the diet so there’s no confusion. At the end of the day, ‘haters gon hate’ but at least I can sleep at night knowing I’ve done my due diligence in whole heartedly giving you all the necessary information around this diet. Let’s dive in. What Is the Keto Diet? If you haven’t already jumped on the keto diet bandwagon, I’ll give you a brief introduction. Basically, the ketogenic diet is a super high in fat (80% of your diet is fat), a super low carbohydrate (<5% of your diet) and moderate in protein (15-20% of your diet). Surely, not the most balanced of diets considering Health Canada your diet should contain 20-35% of protein, 45-65% of carbohydrate and 10-35% of fat. So how to you meet that skewed macronutrient distribution? Well, you load up on keto diet staples like meat, fish, butter eggs, cheese, heavy cream, oils, nuts, avocados, seeds and low carb green vegetables. And you cut out all your go-to carb sources like grains, rice, beans, potatoes, sweets, Continue reading >>

7 Signs You Are In Ketosis

7 Signs You Are In Ketosis

The Ketogenic Diet (also known as “keto”) has been all over social media. You’ve probably seen ripped fitness models claiming that Keto gave them their physique, and the even more inspiration stories of normal people like you and me, who lost weight and reclaimed their lives through this diet called Keto. If you’re not sure what the Ketogenic Diet is, head on over to What is a Keto Diet? (Ketogenic Diet 101). Over there I’ve detailed what exactly Keto is and isn’t, given you meal plans, snacks, and answered all of your questions about the diet. But let’s say you’ve jumped into Keto with both feet, and now you want to know “Is this working?” I don’t blame you. It can be hard to tell what’s going on inside your body. Are you in Ketosis? Are you eating few enough carbs? Are you shedding fat? Well, there are 7 obvious ways to tell if you’re in ketosis, without testing your blood or urine. Here are the signs you’re in Ketosis: 1. Weight Loss Weight loss is the first and most obvious sign that you’re in ketosis. The weight loss happens for a variety of reasons, but it’s important to note that it’s very fast in the beginning. This is because when you switch to a low-carb diet, your muscles start losing water. Carbohydrates are what bind water to your muscles, so when you’re not eating carbohydrates, your muscles start dumping them, and the attached water. That’s one of the things that causes Keto Flu (which you can read about in Keto 101), but drinking plenty of water and keeping your salt intake up will keep you hydrated and feeling healthy. After the initial water leaving your body, then you’ll start to see steady fat loss. Related Reading: My 60 Day Keto Challenge Results (I lost 23 pounds!) 2. Little or No Appetite When you stop eati Continue reading >>

9 Days Of Ketogenic Diet And Having Symptoms Of Hypoglycemia. : Keto

9 Days Of Ketogenic Diet And Having Symptoms Of Hypoglycemia. : Keto

Hi all-I'm reaching out here because I don't have anyone that can give me the advice I need. This is my second time around trying ketogenic diet, I stopped the last time bc of the symptoms I was having...and I'm really trying to fight it this time. Last night, I went to bed and woke up an hour into sleeping with radiating pain in my kneecap....figured it was the leg cramps....continued for about an hour until they subsided - drank some sodium and potassium. However, I also started to feel very nervous, sweaty feet and palms, could not sleep, felt a buzzing in my body and was very anxious. This feeling lasted for about another hour before I decided that I thought my blood sugar was low. I also went pee, honestly like every 5 minutes for about those 3 hours. I ended up not sleeping until 3am. This morning I woke up and felt a little out of it, went to breakfast and ordered and egg cheese spinich omelet...got very naseous and started having the extemely uneasy feeling of nervousness, sweaty palms, and anxious feeling. I waited for about an hour until I decided to eat a few skittles bc it felt like it was my blood sugar dropping. After i ate the skittles i felt slightly better. I have been vigilant about my sodium and potassium intake. I have been eating approximately 1750 calories/ day, 65% fat and 20 grams of carbs per day-time rest protein. I really don't want to give up but this feeling is extremely uncomfortable. I would appreciate any feedback from you all.i do not want to go into this cycle of blood sugar dropping and then eating candy but this feeling of impending doom is so terrible that it feels like I have to do something to make myself feel better. Also, I have been previously tested for diabetes and I was not diabetic or pre diabetic. Continue reading >>

How To Know If You're In Ketosis Without Urine Strips : Ketogains

How To Know If You're In Ketosis Without Urine Strips : Ketogains

An Evidence based Approach Towards Optimal Body Recomposition A community driven exploration into the pursuit of physical excellence via ketosis. Whether you want to GAIN health, endurance, strength, speed, muscle or a lean body, it can all be done with a well-formulated, ketogenic diet. On Ketogains, we will teach you how to achieve an optimal body recomposition by following a program that involves a diet of whole, mostly unprocessed foods: low on sugars, adequate on proteins, and adequate on healthy fats. Ketosis is a nice and healthy SIDE EFFECT of our general macro and micro recommendations: NOT THE GOAL in itself. All advice here, comes mainly from respected scientific and sport / nutrition sources (Jeff Volek, Steven Phinney, Peter Attia, Lyle McDonald, Menno Henselmans, Ted Naiman, Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Bill Lagakos, - in no particular order-, et al.) and adapted toward our athletic endeavors. Our Mission: To help people attain their fitness & health goals. To Change lives through education and empowerment. Our Vision: To become one of the most respected and trusted health / nutrition / fitness brands Always follow the evidence and science. We dont chase ketones- We chase results. Continue reading >>

How Do You Know If You're In Ketosis? : Xxketo

How Do You Know If You're In Ketosis? : Xxketo

by geekaleek5815 30/F/5'9" SD-06/19/17 SW-320 CW-316 GW-279 I know that if you're eating <20 net carbs a day, you're virtually guaranteed to be in ketosis, but according to almost everything I've read, the upper limit of carb consumption that still allows for ketosis is as high as 50 for some people. So if someone is initially starting their keto journey in between those numbers (my goal net carbs is 25, max is 30 -- I haven't hit my goal yet but I haven't gone over my max either), how do they know when they're in ketosis? Is it just a matter of waiting to see what the scale does, and reducing carbs more if you don't get the results you want? I am in week 2 and still very much going through the adaptation process, and how I feel seems to vary pretty widely from day to day. Some days I have felt great, although somewhat hungry. Yesterday I was anxious/irritable/generally emotional (it felt like the day before SW, even though I still have 2 weeks left in my cycle); today I'm headachey and exhausted. From what I've read from veteran ketoers, ketosis generally equals feeling great - so if I feel kinda cruddy, does that mean I'm not in ketosis? Continue reading >>

How To Know If You Are In Ketosis Without Strips.

How To Know If You Are In Ketosis Without Strips.

To know whether or not you’ve entered ketosis you can measure your blood ketone levels. But how to know if you are in ketosis without strips? Well, we’re already mildly ketogenic after an overnight fast. Once our liver glycogen stores have been depleted we begin to produce ketone bodies at an exponential rate. Despite that, it doesn’t mean that we’ll be utilizing them efficiently. If we’re not adapted, then our brain and muscles won’t be able to put those ketones into use. Nutritional ketosis begins if our blood ketone levels are over 0.5mMol. To indicate that, you can use either urine strips like Ketostix. There are also breath takers. The most optimal range for ketosis is between 0.5 and 3 mMol. Ketoacidosis occurs over 10mMol, which is quite hard to reach. It usually happens with people who are diabetic or after excessive alcohol consumption. But there are a few problems with measuring ketones. Having elevated levels of ketones doesn’t mean you’re in ketosis. These urine strips are expensive and taking several measurements a day is very costly. That’s why there’s another way how to know you’re in ketosis without strips. Like said, elevated ketone levels doesn’t necessarily mean ketosis. It might even be the opposite. If we’re not putting ketones into use, then we’re probably urinating it out. That’s why urine strips are not ideal. What we want to know as well is our blood sugar levels. Glucose and ketones are contradicting fuel sources. If one is elevated, then the other has to be decreased. If we have high blood sugar levels, then we won’t be able to use fat for fuel. We definitely won’t be in ketosis. Quantifying is great because it gives us an accurate interpretation of our condition. However, we shouldn’t get stuck with the dat Continue reading >>

The Fat-fueled Brain: Unnatural Or Advantageous?

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, sleep disorders, bipolar disorder, autism and brain cancer. With no apparent side effects. Sound too good to be true? I feel ya! Where are these neuroprotective effects coming from? What’s going on in the brain on a ketogenic diet? Ketosis in a nutshell In essence, a ketogenic diet mimics starvation, allowing the body to go into a metabolic state called ketosis (key-tow-sis). Normally, human bodies are sugar-driven machines: ingested carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is mainly transported and used as energy or stored as glycogen in liver and muscle tissue. When deprived of d Continue reading >>

Keto Flu: Symptoms And Relief

Keto Flu: Symptoms And Relief

Many people (not everyone!) who start a low carb diet experience what’s called the “keto flu” or the “induction flu” in the first few days while the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose. What is keto flu? The basic symptoms are: headaches nausea upset stomach Lack of mental clarity (brain fog) sleepiness fatigue It’s called the “keto flu” for a reason: you feel sick. I’ve gone through it, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, it only lasted four days (2 of them were pretty bad) but then suddenly I woke up feeling much better, less hungry and my energy level was high and consistent throughout the day! While at one point (or three or four) I thought to myself: “what the serious F am I doing? I’m going to die!” but I plowed through it, and when it was over I didn’t regret a thing because what I gained mentally and physically was 100% worth it. Keto and autoimmune disorders I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Fibromyalgia to top it off. So, I’m no stranger to brain fog and fatigue, but the fatigue and brain fog that comes with keto flu is a little different, and feel much more like having the regular flu. How long will the keto flu last? It depends. Some people don’t experience any symptoms at all, but some suffer anywhere from a day to a week. In rare cases up to 15 days. Everybody’s bodies are different, and some people handle switching over better than others. You might consider starting keto on the weekend or sometime when you’re able to get good rest deal with the symptoms. For those of you that are going through the keto flu, don’t give up! I know you feel like it’s never going to get better but stick with it and you´ll be so happy you did! I’m telling you, waking up r Continue reading >>

The Results Of My Four Day Fast To Start A Ketogenic Diet

The Results Of My Four Day Fast To Start A Ketogenic Diet

Greetings Ketonians! Dr. Anthony Gustin writing to you today. Many of you know I created Perfect Keto to help ketosis be accessible to everyone who wants it, and that includes me. One of my favorite quotes from Fr. Peter Drucker is, That’s why I encourage everyone on a ketogenic diet to test their ketone levels. I’m taking it about 10 steps further than just ketone blood tests by conducting an intensive two-month ketosis experiment on myself to learn precisely what changes occur in my body in ketosis. I began with a four day fast and I’m pleased to share that the results are in! They truly rocked all the old ideas I had about fasting and ketosis and I can’t wait to share them with you. If you think I’m nuts and wondering why the hell I would fast, start by reading my article about why I am choosing to fast here. The reason is I wanted to maximize my transition into ketosis. I’ve tracked body composition, lab blood work, ketone levels, microbiome tests and other noteworthy biomarkers to answer the questions I had for myself. Does fasting lead to massive lean tissue losses? Does it destroy your metabolism? Is it unbearable? Does it sap your energy? All of these questions and more are answered in this article. The Results of My Four Day Fast to Start A Ketogenic Diet Since there’s about a 0.003984% chance you read linked article about fasting, let me explain something from the start, this fast was never going to be a water fast. There are a few reasons to not do a water fast, but we won’t get into that here. We’ll get into what type of fasts I’m now doing regularly and why. My fast was similar to what researcher Valter Longo has shown to actually be preferential to a water fast in many ways, in what he dubbed the “fasting mimicking diet.” Much of hi Continue reading >>

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