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Signs That You Are In Low Carb Ketosis
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
Will eating low carb everyday(less than 30g)a day put me into ketosis? If not how can I get into ketosis? Im 5'3 217lbs
Possibly: Ketosis and ketoacidosis are different things. If your body senses it is not getting enough carbohydrates, it will start using fat to feed some tissues. This process increases the production of ketone bodies, which are acids. We all make ketones when we starve. A healthy diet needs about 50% of total calories to come from carbohydrates. In diabetics, ketones can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?
Ketosis: Without enough carbs in the body, the body is going to search for glucose to run the muscles and the organs. It gets its fuel supply from breaking down fat - called ketosis. Its not the best or most efficient way to run the body. You need plenty of hydration to clean the ketones out thru the urine. Should be done under dr supervision. ...Read more
Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more
Carb limitations: The average american eats >250-300grams of carbs/day. To lose weight on average most people should shoot for <100grams a day. To maintain current weight most people should shoot for 100-150 grams/day. To lose weight quickly many people choose ketosis which often requires limiting carbs to <30-50 grams/day ...Read more
You are making water: When you go on a low carb diet you mobilize the carbohydrates stored in your body (primarily in the liver), breaking these long chain carbohydrates down into usable glucose molecules releases water. Thiis is part of the reason for the quick weight loss (that is not fat) in the early part of a diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just made another pregnancytest and it is positive. Can i continue with low carb diet or would it harm the baby?
Depends: If you're on an extremely low carb diet, meaning less than 50g of carbs a day, then your body after a certain amount of time can go into a ketotic state. (ketosis). Acidic environment of blood. In order for your body to compensate it may cause you to have increased respiratory rate (blow off co2) or urinate in order to cause an alkaline state in your blood. (contraction alkalosis). ...Read more
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