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What Is The Meaning Of Ketoacidosis?

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Definition Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when a person’s blood glucose is too high because there is not enough insulin. Instead, the body starts to burn fat for energy. Fat is broken down into acids, causing acid levels to build up in the blood. These acids appear in urine and blood as ketones. DKA is a serious condition that can lead to coma or death if it is not promptly treated. Risk Factors that may increase your risk of DKA: Not taking insulin as prescribed or not taking insulin at all Developing type 1 diabetes for the first time Gastroenteritis with persistent vomiting New infection that may not be obvious, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or sepsis Pregnancy Surgery Some medications, such as steroids or antipsychotic drugs Recreational drug use, such as cocaine Blood clot to the lungs Significant illness or trauma Symptoms DKA may cause: High blood glucose levels (greater than 250 mg per dL) Dry mouth and skin Thirst Frequent urination Symptoms that require emergency care include: Severe stomach pain Rapid or difficult breathing Drowsiness Vomiting and nausea Fruity breath odor Rapid pulse Headache Diagnosis You will be asked about your symptoms and medica Continue reading >>

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  1. TechieDionysus

    So I just started a keto diet. I'm 270 and eating 23 carb a day.
    I do workout often and usually I do vigorous cardio (160-175 bpm) and I really love it. I was trying to find information regarding vigorous workouts while in Ketosis and I'm not finding much. I did find one post on bb forum that said:
    "CARDIO should be performed at a low intensity (under 120bpm heartrate). This will ensure that you use FAT as a fuelsource since as your heartrate increase, carbohydrates begin to become the preferred fuel of choice for the body. When on a low carb diet, you're body will break down muscle and turn that into carbs. Remember, Fat CANNOT be changed into carbs. Therefore, for bodybuilding, the rule of cardio should be LONG DURATION, LOW INTENSITY
    never do less than 20 min per session
    The BOTTOM LINE is that low intensity cardio (while you might need more of it) ensures that fat is utilized and muscle is spared (especially while on my high protein/moderate fat/low carb diety)."
    I know that as you work harder your body goes from burning on a typical diet a lot of carbs and a lot of fat and as you get more and more intense a lot more carbs and a lot less fat (80/20) but I have no idea what happens when you're in ketosis.
    The UCONN study on athletes I can't quite remember, but I think they said 50% fat for the lowest participant, not quite sure.
    Anyway does anyone have more info?

  2. Narthseg

    The post on bb forum smells like bullshit. Big bullshit.
    Don't worry about that. Do the kind of workout you love.

  3. BigTigerPaw

    "Ketosis where you stop burning carbohydrates as fuel"...so due to that fact, the bb forum post does not apply to keto.
    Do whatever you enjoy doing for exercise. You will burn calories no matter what you choose to do. The key is to do something that you enjoy and can do for the long term.
    Btw, 23 carbs is less than 100 calories. By the time you reach the gym you would have burned up more calories than that. You are overthinking this.
    To lose the weight, stay under 20-25 net carbs, hit the correct protein goals, eat/burn a defiicit of calories each day.
    If you want to guarantee weight loss, instead of "hoping" to lose weight - COUNT CALORIES & TRACK YOUR FOOD INTAKE - this will make sure you lose weight correctly & efficiently.
    REQUIRED READING: http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/wiki/faq & http://goo.gl/NrGK8
    DO THIS TO CALCULATE THE NEEDED MACROS FOR KETO (MUST DO): http://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/ set to sedentary even if you workout & 20% to 30%max calorie deficit & under 20-25g net carbs.
    Follow these and dont give up, you will for sure succeed in losing weight with keto.

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