What Is The Difference Between Ketosis And Ketoacidosis?

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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. [deleted]

    Hi all.
    It's now 11 days since I started Keto. Lost around 15 lbs. I was wondering, can exercise speed up things? I'd really like to lose another 30 more pounds, come July.
    I searched the net a bit and it seems strength training can have a minor influence on the weight loss and also gets you in a better figure.
    But it was all confusing. If you do exercise while on Keto, what is your routine? Do you do cardio or strength training?
    EDIT : Bad Grammar.

  2. darthluiggi

    The road for long term, succesful body recomposition is:
    Diet > Strength Training > Cardio

  3. [deleted]

    That is my long term goal.
    Personally, right now I want to lose weight rapidly to regain confidence. But it's definitely nice to be fit.

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