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Starvation Ketoacidosis Signs And Symptoms

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Ketosis

Tweet Ketosis is a state the body may find itself in either as a result of raised blood glucose levels or as a part of low carb dieting. Low levels of ketosis is perfectly normal. However, high levels of ketosis in the short term can be serious and the long term effects of regular moderate ketosis are only partially known at the moment. What is ketosis? Ketosis is a state the body goes into if it needs to break down body fat for energy. The state is marked by raised levels of ketones in the blood which can be used by the body as fuel. Ketones which are not used for fuel are excreted out of the body via the kidneys and the urine. Is ketosis the same as ketoacidosis? There is often confusion as to the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis. Ketosis is the state whereby the body is producing ketones. In ketosis, the level of ketones in the blood can be anything between normal to very high. Diabetic ketoacidosis, also known as DKA, only describes the state in which the level of ketones is either high or very high. In ketoacidosis, the amount of ketones in the blood is sufficient to turn the blood acidic, which is a dangerous medical state. When does ketosis occur? Ketosis will tak Continue reading >>

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  1. lpret

    Daily carb intake = 28 g of which 24 g is fibre.
    I do weight training to build muscle mass, but have cut out carbs to get my body to burn fat. However, I am not losing weight. Could it be that my carb intake is too low? I am in ketosis and was under the impression that this means that my body is burning fat for fuel.
    I also understood that your body will not target muscle as a fuel source when you are eating enough fat in a day?

  2. lpret

    Originally Posted by lpret
    Daily carb intake = 28 g of which 24 g is fibre.
    I do weight training to build muscle mass, but have cut out carbs to get my body to burn fat. However, I am not losing weight. Could it be that my carb intake is too low? I am in ketosis and was under the impression that this means that my body is burning fat for fuel.
    I also understood that your body will not target muscle as a fuel source when you are eating enough fat in a day?

    Oh yes, my calorie intake is about 1200 cal per day...

  3. MuZI

    Originally Posted by lpret
    Daily carb intake = 28 g of which 24 g is fibre.
    I do weight training to build muscle mass, but have cut out carbs to get my body to burn fat. However, I am not losing weight. Could it be that my carb intake is too low? I am in ketosis and was under the impression that this means that my body is burning fat for fuel.
    I also understood that your body will not target muscle as a fuel source when you are eating enough fat in a day?

    Give us more information about your diet? What are your calories and macro break down? What do you eat?

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