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How can I go into ketosis by accident?

How can I go into ketosis by accident?

No insulin: The only way to go into ketosis is not eat or not take your Insulin if you require injections. Without Insulin the body can't get glucose into the cells so it breaks down fat. That produces ketosis. ...Read more

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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


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Is ketosis considered dangerous?

Is ketosis considered dangerous?

No! Only in Extreme: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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What causes ketosis?

What causes ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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How to know if I am in ketosis?

How to know if I am in ketosis?

Ketones: You can purchase ketone Test Strips at your local drug store. ...Read more

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What is ketosis?

What is ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketones. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ;amp; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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What exactly is ketosis?

What exactly is ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, body fat or fat from foods, we produce a variety of ketone bodies. While physicians have often associated this state with unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ;amp; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. ...Read more

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How long should a person remain on a ketosis diet?

How long should a person remain on a ketosis diet?

Not more than 2 mons: It's probably not good to calorie restrict, which ketosos indicates, in any manner for much more than 4 weeks at a time to avoid plateauing and subsequent wt regain on a "usual" diet plan. ...Read more

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How to know your body is in ketosis?

How to know your body is in ketosis?

A couple ways: There are urine based (less accurate) and blood based (more accurate but expensive) options. Peter Attia, MD, author of "Eating Academy" blog and partners with Gary Taubes (author of the must read Why We Get Fat) recommends the Precision Ultra from Abbott for the blood based ketone measure. BTNX makes a good urine ketone strip I'v used but there are many options. Both available on amazon ...Read more

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Would I be able to lose 40-45 lbs in 2 months with ketosis and exercise?

Would I be able to lose 40-45 lbs in 2 months with ketosis and exercise?

Variable: It depends on how much you weigh now. For example, a patient of mine who was 425lbs lost 80lbs in his first 9 weeks. Much more common is a patient losing 20 lbs in the first two months as they don't have near as much to lose. However, if you need to lose 30-50 total, for example, most people who go into ketosis will lose closer to 20 lbs in 2 months based on my estimation of patients I'v seen. ...Read more