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by 0 · September 01, 2014 at 11:05 AM

What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables?   I understand that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM

70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan. 

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by 300 · November 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I heard Jimmy Moore mention that he is getting a breath ketone meter. I'd like to stop pricking my fingers so much, so I'm interested. Do these work? Anyone out there have one? And how do you get one? Or are they just insanely expensive and... (more)

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erik1 0 · November 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I think he may be referring to the Akers Bioscience Metron breath test which is described here: http://www.akersbiosciences.com/products/us/metron/index.php I would be interested in finding out where to buy it (the Metron breath test) to... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

I have been a large egg eater for ever but the last week I have been getting really bad indigestion from my boiled eggs in the morning what is a super fast fulling breakfast ..I have been trying to keep my carbs low but still get kicked out of... (more)

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Wayne_daniels 0 · August 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Why would eggs kick you out of ketosis?

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

My ketones have disappeared I tested this morning and I am back in neg from bright purple what have I done wrong ..food in take breakfast 2 eggs ( hate eating breakfast) lunch omelette with bacon spinach mushrooms coconut oil dinner steak salad or... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 31, 2013 at 7:39 PM

How long have you been eating low carb? If it's been several weeks, you may have achieved ketoadaptation. If so, ketones may not register on ketone strips anymore. This is not a bad thing. It means your body is fully adapted to burning fat for... (more)

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by 23 · about 21 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've been eating partially paleo (everything paleo except I added potatoes and rice and once a week BAD chocolat) for a year. 3 weeks ago I left out potatoes and rice and started to eat more meat and fish and nuts instead, also a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 04, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Your housemate has no idea what they are talking about. Ketones are produced as the byproduct of the breakdown of fatty acids - not your muscles. The energy bearing byproduct of muscle catabolosim is glucose, not ketones. (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Hi my name is Lucas Richard. I am 22, 148.8 lbs (in the morning after urinating), 12% body fat (though there is discrepency; one machine says 12%, one 14%, and the caliper say 17% (if you saw me you'd know that isnt accurate-I've lost 100lbs and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Just guessing but I suspect that you could be having a pretty fast digestion in your breakfast as most food is already in a very processed form, see: Almond milk... is liquid Peanut butter is very calorie dense (and omega-6 rich!) and hard to... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I was wondering if gluten intolerance could cause dy itchy puffy eyes.I have had blood tests which are normal I am now wondering if it is diet related. Tony.

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paleot 0 · May 13, 2013 at 7:41 AM

From what I've read, gluten intolerance (or just allergies and inflammation in general) can cause everything from a headache to cancer. So, sure, itchy eyes seems pretty straight forward.

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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Hi I am new to Paleo, my husband and I have been trying it almost purely for 4 weeks. When I say almost purely we have had a couple of beers, ceasar dressing out of a bottle, parmesan cheese and cooking a bit with remaining canola oil, that kind... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 09, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Try to avoid beer, because of gluten. However, the "problem" is that your body has re-awaken and it's more sensitive to toxic stuff now. Like alcohol. People on Paleo and keto diets have found that their alcohol tolerance has gone down to about... (more)

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by 20 · about 22 hours ago

Sorry to be a (grass fed) chicken, but is it normal to feel shaky, weak, slightly nauseous etc and to have a runny nose, dry mouth and feel a bit 'wired' when you are in week one of ketosis or is this a sign I should stop? This is my first time... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · January 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM

From what I gather, yes it is normal for many who shift eating patterns dramtically in a short period. I've read advice to taper carbs slowly so as for thyroid to adjust(?). How one reacts also depends of course on where they're coming from in... (more)

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by 25 · about 22 hours ago

hi all! i have been paleo for 57 days and i had to go to the doc today cause i have a uti. they FREAKED out on me, cause i have high ketones and protein in my urine...... is this dangerous?

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borofergie 0 · January 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Me too. When my Doctor spotted ketones in my urine as a newly diagnosed T2 diabetic, he threw a wobbly, and I gotted dragged to the diabetes centre and told to "prepare for a night or two in hospital". After an hour or two of interrogation, they... (more)

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by 298 · about 22 hours ago

Hi! What's metabolized first: sugar (glucose) or alcohol? If possible, provide detailed explanation or relevant links. Another question: If someone is in ketosis and ketones are the main fuel for one's body (they say 'the person is adapted to... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 05, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Your body makes a priority in metabolizing alcohol first. The reason for this is that unlike protein, fats, and carbs, alcohol has no place to be stored, so it has to be oxidized to get rid of it. This answers your next question about alcohol's... (more)

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by 1523 · about 22 hours ago

I'm recently returning from a period of lazy, horrible non-paleo eating. It was really more like a two month bender that brought back dairy, pasta, and all their wonderful friends. Anyway, needless to say I've gone from 10 percent body fat to... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 15, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Once you're keto-adapted, much of your brain will use ketones for fuel. Before you adapt, there is a period when your brain can't access much glucose, but ketone production is still low. That often feels uncomfortable. This will pass quickly, as... (more)

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by 78417 · about 22 hours ago

Just curious if it is possible for brain to function on ketones while leaving other parts of the body (e.g. muscles) consume glucose? For example, if one eats coconut oil as well as carbohydrates (not at the same time, of course!), will liver... (more)

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nursling 0 · October 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

you can't direct energy substrates to various parts of the body. excess glucose will always be burned before ketones.

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by 78417 · about 22 hours ago

When ethanol is metabolized, ketones are produced. Is it possible to use them as fuel during ketosis (or to enter state of ketosis)? If not, why? Biochemistry-based explanation would be very appreciated! Thanks!

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dmi 0 · October 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Ethanol -> Acetaldehyde -> Acetic acid -> Acetyl-CoA -> Ketone bodies The last step of conversion to ketone bodies would not necessarily hapen, especially if you're not low carb and have enough glucose at the time you drink the alcohol. (more)

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by 5160 · about 22 hours ago

I've read on here that carbs are supposedly parasympathetic, i.e. "calming" I've yet to see any evidence for this. The only way in which I can see how a carbohydrate would be "calming" is if you're spiking your blood sugar and then experiencing a... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Speaking as a diabetic, I remember the moment of absolute perfect lucidity when I first got my BG levels under control (by low-carbing). It was almost spiritual, as the cloud of glucose induced anxiety that I'd been unknowingly under for a couple... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

I've got strips to measure concentration of ketones in urine. It is doable to have a concentration between 1.5 and 4 mmol/L on paleo [this range is labelled small concentration] with say 40g of carbs and 40g of proteins [over one day comprising 2... (more)

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borofergie 0 · September 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Yes - I've got to "deep purple" but only by restricting my carbs to <25g Net Carbs (ie with the fibre subtracted), restricting my protein to <15% and exercising. There are lots of reasons why your ketostix might not be turning... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

Ive read on some of the other questions about woman who are overweight and have been doing paleo and training that get pregnant but talk about ketones being ok or even good. I have lost close to 20lbs before pregnancy in the last 2-3 months with... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 02, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You can relax about ketones in pregnancy. Kelly is correct about ketoacidosis being the issue with ketones & this is in the case of Type 1 diabetes, not Type 2. My thoughts have been influenced by this... (more)

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by 215 · about 22 hours ago

I've done research online and am readin about it but I can not wrap my wits around what it even is...help. Simplify/elaborate/spell it out for me?

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borofergie 0 · June 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

If you eat lots of carbs (say more than 100g a day) then your brain is fuelled entirely by carbohydrates (it needs about 100-120g of glucose per day) If you eat much less than 100g of carbs a day (say less than 50g) then your liver starts... (more)

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by 20 · about 22 hours ago

I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

This is where most diets nail people (some doing so on purpose). 7-8 lbs in the first week = water weight. After that, it will slow substantially as you start working on fat. A lot of people don't understand the water loss thing, and think the... (more)

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by 14877 · about 22 hours ago

Do carnivorous animals run on ketones or do they run on a mixture of fat and glucose (gluconeogenesis)? Are they simply more efficient at converting protein to glucose than humans? Any information would be appreciated.

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borofergie 0 · May 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Glucose and ketones are complementary substrates for energy production in all mammals. Although we tend to associate them with "starvation" (or glucose starvation) in mammals, ketone bodies such as acetoacetate and ??-hydroxybutyrate are produced... (more)

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by 1019 · about 22 hours ago

I have seen research regarding ketosis being helpful in regards to those with diabetes, mental disorders, epilepsy, etc., but what research is there that shows benefits among healthy adults? Particularly interested in metabolic benefits of ketosis. (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek describe increased atheletic performance for endurance athletes in ketosis in their new book "the Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Performance". Basically speaking it ketosis your body uses its (depleted) glycogen... (more)

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by 1600 · about 22 hours ago

I literally ate pizza and had either wine/rum every day for almost a week. This is not normal for me but lets just say the circumstances were very abnormal. Moving on. I am back on track and its been literally just 24 hours of eating clean. I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I'm not sure, but your liver was probably so busy processing all that alcohol that it buffered all those pizza carbs as fatty liver deposits instead of making glycogen. This is the reason that alcoholics get scelrosis of the liver, I... (more)

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by 10 · about 22 hours ago

I am NOT on a low carb diet. I eat around 125 to 175 grams of carbs per day. I also IF 16 to 18 hours, eat in a small window. If I am in a fasted state, am I burning fat or carbs? If I am burning fat, is that the same as being in Ketosis? I... (more)

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miked_2 0 · April 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM

From the wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis) When glycogen stores are not available in the cells, fat (triacylglycerol) is cleaved to provide 3 fatty acid chains and 1 glycerol molecule in a process called lipolysis. Most of... (more)

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by 753 · about 22 hours ago

So, when I was in the hospital, they did basic testing and said numerous times that they had found ketones, and it made me think back to what I had eating before I went into the hospital. But I became confused, because the few days before I had... (more)

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Thomy 0 · April 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Maybe you ate coconut oil before? The MCTs are directly converted to ketones inside the liver. Also, ketosis has no on/off switch, even on moderate-carb days some of them will still be detectable.

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by 3280 · about 22 hours ago

Today, I had 1700 calories, 88g carbs. My diet was 56% fat, 21% carbs, 23% protein. Pretty much all 88g of my carbs was from fruit (banana, strawberry). Question: am I burning any body fat or just the carbs in my diet? Thanks, Mike (more)

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CR 0 · April 11, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Why don't you eat this way for a week and go buy some ketone strips and see? I see a lot of these posts that can easily be answered 100% with some basic home testing, not to belittle your post but if we told you yes or no we could be wrong on... (more)