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Doctor insights on: The Advantages Disadvantages Of Ketosis

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What is ketosis?

What is ketosis?

BurningFat forEnergy: When body burns fat, stored or from foods, we produce a variety of ketones. While most MDs associate this state with unhealthy conditions (usual MD focus), staying in a chronic state of mild ketosis=quite healthy; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, ↓ rates diabetes+obesity+cardiovascular disease+cancer, etc & mortality. Https://goo. Gl/EekLLc https://goo. Gl/ugsFQJ ...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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What is ketosis?

What is ketosis?

Metabolic term: The breakdown of fat cells liberates "ketones" which are the product of unlocking the energy stored in fat. As their relative concentration increases in the blood you have a condition called ketosis. Many will create a sweet fruity smell as they exhale when this occurs. ...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 Doc focus), staying in a chronic states of mild ketosis is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, lower 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 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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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 Doc focus), staying in a chronic state 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 is ketosis? What causes it?

What is ketosis? What causes it?

Keosis: Too many ketones. Cause body is not metabolizing foods correctly. Causes starvation Diabetes.

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How can I get into ketosis fast?

How can I get into ketosis fast?

Fasting: Going 24 hours without eating (water is fine) is a great way to have your body start producing ketones. When you fast your body needs to break down fat to provide you with energy and ketones are a breakdown product of fat. ...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.

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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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Can one night of partying kick me out of ketosis?

Ketosis: Yes. But why were you ketotic in the first place. So not clear in you mean it made it go away or did it bring it on. More details please. Lets do 2nd opinion ...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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What amount will I lose on ketosis in the first 2 months?

Variable but likely: 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 first two months as they don't have near as much to lose. However, if you need to lose 30 total-50 total, for example, most people who go into ketosis will lose around 20 in 2 months based on my estimation of patients I'v seen. ...Read more

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Can someone explain understandably what exactly is ketosis?

Can someone explain understandably what exactly is ketosis?

Diabetic ketosis: Simply, when insulin fails to burn sugar the body MUST have fuel, so, like coal, it burns fat and incomplete burning leave a residue of ketone -like acetone. Continue production of these poisons is fatal unless controlled. ...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

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What to do if I'm just wondering how long it will take for me to get into ketosis at this rate and what are some signs that I am in ketosis?

What to do if I'm just wondering how long it will take for me to get into ketosis at this rate and what are some signs that I am in ketosis?

Several days: 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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Diabetes and ketosis a bad combo?

Diabetes and ketosis a bad combo?

And how!: Diabetic ketosis and ketoacidosis imply decompensating diabetes control and may become a medical emergency. If you have diabetes and ketones, please contact your doctor right away. ...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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Which type of sugar will get you out of ketosis?

Which type of sugar will get you out of ketosis?

It's not the sugar: Ketosis happens when you metabolize fat as your body's main source of energy. It happens to all of us if we fast. Ketosis is a particular problem for type I diabetics. It happens if they stop taking insulin. It is also a danger in the setting of infections and other acute medical problems. Non-diabetics get out of ketosis by eating anything with carbs. Type I diabetics require insulin. ...Read more

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Can you eat fruits and vegetables when on ketosis?

Can you eat fruits and vegetables when on ketosis?

FruitsNo, VeggiesYes: Most fruits=high sugar, thus avoid or you won't stay in ketosis to improve health & keep stored body fat ↓. A few ↓GI fruits & most veggies with very ↓simple starch (i.e. avoid below ground veggies & corn), thus ↓glycemic index & load (index x quantity), all OK/good. The big key is HFLC foods, of natural origin, non- or very-minimally processed. Study: http://goo. Gl/02iz6i & http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX ...Read more

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What to do if overweight, in ketosis and no appetite.?

What to do if overweight, in ketosis and no appetite.?

Nutritional ketosis: Nutritional ketosis is used by many to lose weight and improve metabolic issues such as insulin resistance, leptin resistance, pre-diabetes, and diabetes. When in nutritional ketosis cravings and hunger are curbed. It sounds like everything is working as it should if your' appetite is decreased. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ketosis and catabolism?

Ketosis catabolism: Catabolism is the breaking down of stuff you eat for your body makes.
One result is ketosis.

Good google question for more details. ...Read more

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Overweight, in ketosis and no appetite. What should I do?

Depends on context: Diabetic in ketosis needs hospitalization. If not eating and considering oneself over weight and the body mass index is under 25, you have a serious psychological body issue! Otherwise eating and hydrating to help ketosis but overall calories need to be lowered. ...Read more

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Could coke zero affect ketosis?

Could coke zero affect ketosis?

Unlikely: It does not have sugar. The sweeteners in it are neither very much nor in high amounts. Basically it is water with color and flavoring. ...Read more

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Can I do ketosis diet if pregnant?

Can I do ketosis diet if pregnant?

AbsolutelyGoodChoice: 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 state of mild ketosis is quite healthy; strongly, associated with healthy lipoprotein particle concentrations, ↓rates of DM, obesity, cardiovascular Ds, cancer; mortality http://goo. Gl/ubDC9h! ...Read more

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In ketosis is dizziness normal or is it a warning sign?

In ketosis is dizziness normal or is it a warning sign?

Its the salt: When you eat sugar/carbs you have high insulin levels. Insulin causes retention of salt at the level of the kidneys. When you go into ketosis you have very little insulin to retain the salt. So eat a little salt and you will feel better very quickly. By the way this is by far the most common complaint for people when they initially go into ketosis. ...Read more

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If I drank only water will I go into ketosis for 10 days?

If I drank only water will I go into ketosis for 10 days?

Ketosis: Yes you can. I would not recommend drinking only water for 10 days. That would be extremely unhealthy. Your body needs some calories each day so I can't think of any reason to drink only water even for one day. ...Read more

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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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Could it be possible someone to not enter ketosis by eating 20-30g carbs a day?

Could it be possible someone to not enter ketosis by eating 20-30g carbs a day?

Nutritional ketosis: I hesitate to say anything isn't possible but I have never seen it. One tip though... Often when people count their carbs/sugars based on the label on the back they underestimate. For example, if there are ...Read more

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I'm on atkins, what can I eat to satisfy sweet cravings on induction to stay in ketosis?

I'm on atkins, what can I eat to satisfy sweet cravings on induction to stay in ketosis?

Macadamian Nuts: Macadamian nuts i'v heard many swear by (2grams net carbs per serving). As an aside, when you don't spike your' insulin with the sugar loads then leptin (the satiety hormone) will operate properly and you don't need willpower. I often illustrate Nutritional Ketosis to my patients by saying that when in ketosis you could live in a Krispy Creme Donut and not be tempted to eat one. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs from vegetables can I eat and still remain in ketosis?

It has nothing: To do with it. How do you know you are in ketosis? You can't diagnose ketosis from measuring urine ketones, only with a blood test. If you are in severe ketosis, it would be a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for someone to not enter ketosis by eating 20-30g carbs a day?

Unlikely: I hesitate to say anything isn't possible but I have never seen it. One tip though... Often when people count their carbs/sugars based on the label on the back they underestimate. For example, if there are ...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? I'm 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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Can cloudy urine without smell or unusual color be a sign of ketosis?

Can cloudy urine without smell or unusual color be a sign of ketosis?

Cloudy urine usually: Means alkaine urine with some sediment, and is normal, especially if there is no smell. It can sometimes signify a urinary infection, however urinary infections are usually associated with additional symptoms such as burning on urination, or need to urinate frequently. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is natural peanut butter kicking me out of ketosis?

Please help docs! Is natural peanut butter kicking me out of ketosis?

Certainly possible: To be in ketosis you need to eat less than 30-50g net carbs per day depending on the person. It would be pretty easy to get above that amount eating peanut butter or even almond butter (a better alternative). Check your label/serving size and see where your' intake falls. Good luck! ...Read more