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Doctor insights on: Signs That You Are In Low Carb Ketosis

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How low carb do es yr diet need to b for ketosis..carb percentage?

How low carb do es yr diet need to b for ketosis..carb percentage?

Ketogenic diet: In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day. Most people experience fat loss and health benefits of the Ketogenic diet at 20-30 grams of net carbs per day. ...Read more

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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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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

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

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Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Do diets which put you into ketosis work better than lower calorie? Would you see better results on low carb diets?

Yes: Low-carb (high protein) diets that do not eliminate or severely restrict carbohydrates will give better results than the simple lower calorie diet. At the end of the day, however - calories in must be less than calories out for weight loss to occur! ...Read more

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What is meant by low carb high fat?

What is meant by low carb high fat?

Food Components: Generally, the components of all food (which can be burned to release calories) are composed of carbohydrate, fat &/or protein molecules. The rest is water, indigestable + trace vitamines & minerals. Carb refers to carbohydrates, meaning sugar molecules, both simple &/or complex. Fat refers to all fat (aka oil, lipid, hydrocarbon) molecules. Use google images to see the molecular patterns of atoms. ...Read more

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How about low-carb diets?

How about low-carb diets?

Low-carb diets: Low carb diets can clearly help you lose weight. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars. They then enter your cells with help from Insulin and this gives you energy. Thus, you cannot decrease carbs too much. Although you can lose on a low carb diet, any diet that decreases calories can help you lose weight. Increasing your activity level is the most important factor to sustain it. ...Read more

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What to eat on a low carb/low sugar diet?

What to eat on a low carb/low sugar diet?

Lots: Lots of organic non-starchy vegetables. Adequate amounts of grass fed organic meats. Lots of water. Healthy fats such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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What are some examples of low carb diets?

What are some examples of low carb diets?

Low carb diet: Two things -- 1: Go to a library near you and get help from the staff to find carb diet. 2: Have your doctor refer you to a dietician who will help you with food, drink, and exercise. ...Read more

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How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

Yes: when on low carbs, your body might not have enough glucose to run the metabolism of your brain, your heart, your kidneys, other organs. It might rely on the breakdown of fats for energy- called ketoacidosis. It is not the best way to get energy and it can lead to problems in organs mentioned, esp the kidney if you dont have enough fluids to flush out the ketones. ...Read more

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Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Proper Calories: A proper diet is a low calorie high protein diet. We now know scientifically that the majority of our calories should come from protein sources with only 25% recommended from carbohydrates. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more