What Is Low Carb Ketosis?

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FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d... Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2O6rsdo The carb cycling diet is one of my favorite diets because it is one of the fastest way to burn fat while retaining as much muscle as possible. Most people don't know that carb cycling is actually a form of ketogenic dieting. The ketogenic diet is a diet that is lower in carbohydrates, which makes our body convert more dietary fat and body fat in to keytones in the liver. Which it then goes on to use for energy. Like I've said in many of my videos the human body prefers to use carbs as its primary source of energy. You're body won't produce too many keytones on a high carbohydrate diet, because your body won't need extra energy from fat due to the fact that its getting its energy from the more preferred carbohydrates. The only way for our body to use more fat for energy is by not having its preferred source there all the time. Eliminating carbs completely, however can have many drawbacks on our health and well being. Protein, carbs, and fats are all important and necessary for our body. So in comes the cyclical ketogenic diet aka carb cycling and also known originally as the a

Low-carb, High-fat Ketogenic Diet Provides Unusual Way To Slim Down

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- His social media name is Ketogenic Steve. Culver City resident Steve Harvey lost 20 pounds after his mother suggested he try a Ketogenic diet after she lost 30 pounds on it. Harvey said he felt more energized and woke up every day saying "wow, this is amazing." "It's like a low-carb, high-fat diet, 60 percent fat, 30 percent protein and 10 percent carbs, but obviously those numbers kind of vary," Harvey said. Government guidelines suggest 45 to 65 percent of our food come from carbohydrates, which for a typical 2200-calorie daily diet equals 225 to 325 grams. A Ketogenic diet suggests 50 grams of carbs. But trying this diet program can make you feel pretty bad since carbs help boosting mood. "I felt a little crabby," Harvey said. This is called the "Keto flu." Reports of fatigue, dizziness and an upset stomach are common. Studies suggest long-term Ketogenic dieting may result in kidney stones, weakened bones and constipation. As fat is the primary source of fuel, weight loss is common as the body has more of this component stored. Nutrition expert Dr. Jonny Bowden says it has been used to fight cancer and diabetes. "It's not just for weight loss, it's not jus Continue reading >>

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  1. AngelicLyna

    I've been using the ReliOn ketone test strips since I started Atkins to test for ketosis and my question is, where do I want my ketone level to be on the Atkins diet? My reading is usally "small" to "moderate", should it be higher or is that where I want my ketone level to be?
    Thanks in advance,

  2. JerseyGyrl

    I lost over 100 lbs on Atkins and the ketostix never changed color so, I may not be the ideal person to answer your question
    There are a lot of factors that affect the strips....how much water you drink, how much fat you're eating etc.
    I personally wouldn't be too concerned about the level they are showing as long as you are losing weight and obviously you are! Good job! Keep up the good work!

  3. winning the war

    Too many ketones can put you into ketoacidosis, which can be deadly. While this is usually seen with diabetics, I would be careful and ask your doctor what your level should be. I would guess (and it's only a guess) that anything higher than moderate is or can be dangerous.

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How Many Carbs Per Day On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet?

Although my initial plan was to include this post in All You Need to Know About Carbs on Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet, I decided it deserves to be discussed separately. How Many Carbs per Day to Stay in Ketosis? As described in my post How Does the Ketogenic Diet Work? Weight Loss and 3 Main Effects of Ketosis, weight loss on a ketogenic diet is achieved by limiting the daily intake of net carbs and getting your body in a metabolic state known as ketosis. While in ketosis, your body effectively uses fat for fuel. In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day (and very rarely over 100 grams per day). Most people, who have experienced ketosis, claim to have reached that state at about 20-50 grams of net carbs per day. I'd suggest you start at 20-30 grams and see how you can adjust it for your needs. There are two ways to find your ideal net carbs intake: Low to high method Start from a low level of net carbs to ensure you quickly enter ketosis (~ 20 grams of net carbs per day). When you detect ketosis after about 2-3 days, start adding net carbs (about 5 grams each week) until you detect a very low-level or no ketones (using Ke Continue reading >>

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  1. Ishermanabides

    So, I'm coffee dependent. It's not something I'm proud of but its something that for the last 10 years of my life has been a morning essential. I hate carrying this baggage around. The last time I tried to quit the am dose of bean juice I literally thought I was going to die. I had actual withdrawal symptoms. Shakes, sweats, cold flashes, severe nausea, massive headache. That was a few years ago. I'm terrified to try and give it up again but I hate being chained down to it, every morning I feel like coffee's bitch when I roll up to the coffee shop before work at 7am and order my triple shot 12 oz breve with a dash of SF hazelnut. Shell out my $3.50 and think, I could be smoking a few packs of smokes a week for these prices (I quit smoking 12 years ago when the price of cigarettes went up to $5 a pack in my state).
    TL;DR: anybody quit the bean juice and live to tell the tale? Tell me how you did it. Did you sub in tea or something else? I've never been a breakfast eater so I've always just had coffee till around noon when I eat.

  2. Enyoface

    Quitting coffee!? That's just crazy talk. I allow myself three beverages. Water, coffee, and tea. I already cut out soda. I'll never give up my coffee! I'd give up water before coffee. In fact, I've had two cups of coffee today and almost no water. (Whoops)
    Good luck though, those withdrawal migraines are the worst!

  3. robocute

    I should preface this by saying that I have had doctors say they suspect I have a particular sensitivity to caffeine, so take what I say next as a possible worst case scenario - in all likelihood it won't be like this for you.
    I quit coffee last December well before starting keto and thought it was going well. Until day 3 when I thought my head was going to explode - I had an all-day headache. Days 4 - 6 were pretty similar - paracetemol, ibuprofen + codeine - nothing helped. I drank heaps of herbal tea during that time, probably a cup an hour all day whilst at work.
    After the headaches subsided, I went through a period of very poor mental clarity, it felt like a circuit that wasn't wired properly so things wouldn't fire they way they should. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't function but more like a fuzziness. That gradually improved over about a month.
    Following that though, my brain function started to improve noticeably and my mental clarity has exceeded what it was on caffeine. I realised just how much I relied on caffeine and what a disservice it was doing me. I think coffee should help you find an extra level when you need a boost, not perpetually get you to 'just functioning' - only my opinion of course!
    I still miss the ritual, especially on cold days and I really love coffee - I live in a coffee crazy city where there is amazing coffee everywhere. But it doesn't have a hold on me anymore.
    It was definitely a struggle, which is why I avoid caffeine as much as possible (I eat chocolate occasionally when it fits my macros, I'm only human!) and I don't drink decaf coffee either, it just isn't the same. Instead, I enjoy a variety of herbal teas during the day - celestial seasonings and tetley both have a great range.
    I absolutely do not regret giving it up. I feel like I have gotten something back within myself - similar to the way I feel about keto!
    Aside from the mental clarity, there are other benefits - obviously dependent on the individual - better sleep, skin improvement from hydration, being calmer, lower blood pressure to name a few.
    Hope this answered your questions without scaring you too much. I may be a special case as I said earlier - an example of this was when my boss (a neurologist) sent me home from work after I had a coffee for breakfast, came in bouncing like a puppy and had managed to raise my blood pressure to 190/130. So it may not be like this for you.
    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best and drink lots of herbal tea :) Good luck!
    TLDR; Quit coffee, had 4 day headache, was fuzzy, got better, now come into work more alert than most!

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The Atkins Diet is a low-carb weight reduction diet that really works. To make progress in the Atkins Diet you must stick with the Atkins Diet Rules and Tips. Atkins Diet | Atkins Diet Rules | Atkins Diet Induction http://www.bloomedge.com/atkins-diet/ http://youtu.be/1tnCu_n_BDg Atkins Diet Rules - The Rules of Induction: 1)Eat either three regular size dinners a day or four to five little meals. Try not to skip meals or stay 6 hours without eating. 2)Eat a mix of fat and protein as poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs and red meat, and normal fat as margarine, mayonnaise, olive oil, safflower, sunflower and other vegetable oils. 3)Eat close to 20 grams a day of starches, no less than 12 15 grams of which must come as serving of mixed greens and different vegetables from the acceptable foods. 4)Do not eat organic product, bread, pasta, grains, boring vegetables or dairy items other than cheddar, cream or margarine. Try not to eat nuts or seeds in the initial two weeks. Food that contain protein and starches, for example, chickpeas, kidney beans and different vegetables, are not allowed right now. On the off chance that you feel you must eat bread or some other grain item, just high fib

Goodbye Carbs, Hello High Fats: The Atkins Diet Is Back, And This Time It's Called Keto

Carbs, the saint or the sinner? It's the part of our food that gives us fast energy when we most need it – but cutting out the carbs has long been seen as a quick way to lose that blubber around your belly. The keto diet is the latest low-carb craze to hit the active scene. In truth, it's been around for a while – decades, in fact, and has been used in the treatment of children with epilepsy – but the term is now finding a mainstream health following. On the plus side, it offers fast weight loss, and on the minus side ... well, according to Australian nutritionist Susie Burrell, writing for news.com earlier this week, there really isn't much on the minus side. "There is no evidence to show that keto diets are damaging to the body," she wrote. The keto (short for ketogenic) diet works when your body produces ketones from broken down fats in the liver for energy, rather than relying on insulin to convert carbohydrates. The body enters a state of ketosis – in layman's terms, just think of it as using fat rather than sugar for energy. Chief Executive of X-Pert Health, Dr Trudi Deacon describes these ketones as "a natural fuel for the body." "Ketones are an excellent source of e Continue reading >>

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  1. datums

    Unfortunately, biochemistry is not the kind of topic that can be easily researched online without formal training. There are a number of points you make that are incorrect. I keto myself, so don't think I am trying to attack your general position here.
    Starvation and the keto diet are actually nearly identical from a biochemical perspective. The key pathway is fat mobilization, where fatty acid chains are broken down two carbons at a time to produce energy. When this process starts to happen faster than your body can manage it, some of the chemical constituents of the process actually break down to become the ketones that can be detected in the urine and breath. In other words, ketones are a side effect, rather than a major player.
    The idea that a calorie deficit, ie starvation, is somehow bad, is incorrect. Anybody who is using diet and exercise to become more lean is doing the same thing. There is no magic method to lose weight without some form of starvation. The reason why the keto diet does not cause significant lean tissue loss is that the starvation involved is not sufficiently severe.
    An important point that you bring up is the idea that the keto diet stabilizes insulin levels. This is basically correct. Insulin signals cells to take up glucose from the blood, and also tells the liver to begin glycogenesis - the process of packing glucose into glycogen. High blood sugar triggers this. These effects are basically reversed by adrenaline, which tells the liver to start breaking glycogen down to make glucose.
    Part of the difficulty with this is that with a normal diet, blood sugar spikes after meals. This leads to cyclic variance in levels of glucose, insulin and adrenaline. As the cycle progresses toward the adrenaline end, you start to get cravings for foods that will once again spike your blood glucose.
    However, when you are relying on fat mobilization to make glucose, these spikes are greatly reduced. Fat mobilization is not efficient, and is not able to provide sudden bursts of glucose. It is more constant. This makes athletic activity much more difficult aswell.
    But this is the real reason why the keto diet works - it mitigates the cycle of spiking and lowering blood sugar, providing a more level and constant supply. This reduces the propensity for craving food.
    In essence, the keto diet is not unique in terms of the basic biochemistry of metabolism. It simply makes 'starvation' more tolerable, and easier to manage. For many of us, that is exactly what we need.
    Edit - swapped 'gluconeogenesis' with 'glycogenesis'.

  2. gogge

    Insulin signals cells to take up glucose from the blood, and also tells the liver to begin gluconeogenesis - the process of packing glucose into glycogen. High blood sugar triggers this. These effects are basically reversed by adrenaline, which tells the liver to start breaking glycogen down to make glucose.
    Insulin inhibits gluconeogenesis (creation of new glucose), you probably meant glycogenesis (conversion of glucose to glycogen)?

  3. datums

    You are right on that one. The word I was looking for was glycogenesis. It can be a little tricky to remember that between glycolysis, glucogenesis, and gluconeogenesis, one means glycogen synthesis, and the other two mean glycogen breakdown.

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