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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you.

In brief: Yes
The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Matthew Griffin
yes you can, just not quite as quickly. Less than 30-50grams/day carbs will usually put you in ketosis but you can still lose weight though more slowly at <100grams/day
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Muscle mass
You may also lose muscle mass, which is a bad thing.

In brief: Muscle mass
You may also lose muscle mass, which is a bad thing.
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Dr. Su Fairchild
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