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How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

First...: You should be high wiasted and carry weight on the middle for optimal results. Initially keep carb intake below 40g per day. You should become ketogenic. You will notice once weight loss occurs, your lipids will improve almost immediately! it is not a diet: it is a lifestyle! it prevents metabolic syndrome or corrects it, if strictly adhered to. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

Not dangerous: People get 'ketosis' mixed up with 'keto-acidosis'. Ketosis is the process of burning fat for energy instead of sugar or muscle. This is definitely a GOOD thing for type 2 diabetics. Keto-acidosis is a very dangerous condition that occurs in type 1 diabetics when they are not taking in enough insulin. I have had MANY diabetic 2 patients do with with ketogenic eating plans (sensible) ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

Count calories : When food is consumed it has a certain caloric (heat, energy) content. They are really only three ways that that caloric content can leave the body. 1. Malabsorption (i.e. You don't consume it in the first place, e.g. Diarrhea). 2. Burned off as heat. 3. Burned off as movement. Anything left over is stored as fat. Overthinking diets and body type clouds main concern: reducing caloric intake. ...Read more

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Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

No: It won't do that, it'll just dehydrate you. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Kidney Quandary: Unfortunately, the answer is no. One of the problems in chronic kidney disease is the inability to handle metabolic stress in the system. If you preferentially burn fat at the cost of little or no carbohydrate intake, you create ketones as a by-product of metabolism. This can cause significant stress on the liver and kidneys and it won't turn around ckd but may in fact make it worse. ...Read more

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Is raw papaya salad allowed on ketogenic diet?

Its in the Low GI: This means you concentrate on low glycemic index foods.Foods w a GI less than 55.This allows you to stay in a ketogenic state.U don't sacrifice an entire days food choices so that every item is below 55.U look at an overall meal or a days meal plan and see if the average GI of all items taken as a whole is below 55.Make smart choices and above all else exercise & drink 64 oz's of h2o/day. ...Read more

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How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

Possibly: The ketogenic diet can be helpful for some people with epilepsy. You should discuss this with your neurologist. Don't try it on your own. It should be done with close supervision and specific instructions. ...Read more