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Doctor insights on: In Ketosis But Not Losing Weight

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can I use ketosis to lose weight?

Can I use ketosis to lose weight?

Absolutely, Best: While physicians have often associated ketosis with extremes ; unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), being in ketosis between meals is normal ; staying in a chronic state of mild ketosis (burning body fat) is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthier lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. Dietdoctor, com. ...Read more

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Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

How do you: know you are in ketosis? Ketones in the urine are concentrated and do not mean you are ketotic. You've probably getting dehydrated. Try eating a normal diet, but restricting calories if you're attempting to lose weight. You need a life-long program, there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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Will losing weight by getting by body into ketosis adversely affect my 8 month old daughter if I am continuing to breastfeed?

Will losing weight by getting by body into ketosis adversely affect my 8 month old daughter if I am continuing to breastfeed?

You can't get your: body into ketosis, you can only generate ketones in the urine. If you went into true ketosis, you would get very ill. A ketogenic diet will lose mostly water, not true weight. Breastfeeding is not a good time to attempt significant weight loss. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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Tips on losing weight?

Tips on losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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Tips for losing weight?

Tips for losing weight?

Food journal: Keep track of what you put in your mouth with a food journal and begin to eliminate foods with added sugars and fats. Cut back your food intake while increasing your exercise levels - shoot for 30min/day. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Drink water before meals. Don't skip meals, choose lean proteins and healthy carbs. Try choosemyplate.Gov or sparkpeople.Com or many phone apps for tracking. ...Read more

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Eating more but losing weight?

Eating more but losing weight?

See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems. ...Read more

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Am i losing weight too quickly?

Am i losing weight too quickly?

I am sorry but : You haven't told us what your rate of loss is. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Griffin
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Ketosis (Definition)

Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more