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Ketogenic Diet: Is The Ultimate Low-carb Diet Good For You?

Recently, many of my patients have been asking about a ketogenic diet. Is it safe? Would you recommend it? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. In medicine, we have been using it for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children. In the 1970s, Dr. Atkins popularized his very-low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss that began with a very strict two-week ketogenic phase. Over the years, other fad diets incorporated a similar approach for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet? In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis). Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again. The shift, from using circulating glucose to breaking down stored fat as a source of energy, usually happens over two to four days of eating fewer than 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. Kee Continue reading >>

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  1. Aaron1963

    Peter Attia on people who don't do well on a Ketogenic Diet

    I know there's a few people around here who don't do well on a ketogenic diet. I know for myself, who does extremely well with this way of eating, it's sometimes hard to understand why it doesn't work for everyone. And I think sometimes the people who it doesn't work well for get exasperated with all the talk of LCHF and ketogenic diets. Well, Peter Attia, who I have a lot of respect for, talks some in this podcast about how there are some people who just don't do well on a ketogenic diet. I don't know if it would be of any interest for those of you who have this problem or not:
    http://timferriss.libsyn.com/ep-65-s...dr-peter-attia
    He doesn't go into a lot of detail about it, but it's more that it's just interesting that there is a minority of people who do have this problem.

  2. furball64801

    Its amazing how all things do not work well for everyone. Ah the saying none of us is exactly alike. I did real well on a low carb diet when I was 25 only wanted to lose about 15 lbs then, was not diabetic had energy coming out my ears. Tried it 20 yrs later and did not change my numbers that much, yes better but not to normal. I hear from some weight falls right off them and numbers turn to normal, nice if you can get it maybe pancreas function should be measured who knows why or what causes this.

  3. Aaron1963

    Just to be clear, this wasn't in relation to diabetes, but people in general who want to go on a ketogenic diet but apparently have problems with eating all that fat.

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