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A 22-year-old male asked:

I'm underweight my bmi is 14 does it mean my body is in ketosis? i eat sugary foods, fruits, carbs and protein but very less fat is in my daily diet. also i have ocd. but people suggest that its good to do keto diet for ocd to bring down sugar levels?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ketones are the break down product of fat when the body uses it as an energy source by converting it to sugar. Your BMI does not determine whether you are in ketosis, that is determined by the moment-to-moment stage of your metabolism. I would maintain a good balanced diet and not pursue self-treatment based on supposed benefits. Seek professional care for OCD if present.
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