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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

K I am doing a low carb low fat low sodium and nondairy diet.  Eat between 20- 30g carbs per day mainly from leafy green veg.  I have been doing this for 2 weeks and I am only registering small on a urine analysis.  Anyone have any... (more)

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CaloriesProper_TW 0 · September 21, 2014 at 11:56 PM

The low ketone reading is probably due to the fact that you're in energy balance, as evidenced by weight maintenance.  In many contexts (and this is likely one of them), calories DO matter... ketogenic diets are very effective at... (more)

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by 1523 · about 17 hours ago

I've been trying to educate myself on ketosis both for fat loss and for increased flexibility (decreased appetite, clarity of thought, ability to fast more easily etc.) but the more information I get the more confused I become. Recently, I've... (more)

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Hemming 0 · February 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I can only subscribe to that it takes months to become truly keto adapted. You'll notice more and more benefits along the way (I'm not saying that ketosis is superior to other diets, just stating what I've experienced). The CKD works exactly like... (more)

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by 1523 · about 17 hours ago

For those of you who try to maintain your ketosis where do you get most of the fat in your diet? My default when going low carb is to replace most of the carbs with protein but this seems to be a mistake. So when you're eating less than 50, or... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · February 08, 2013 at 4:19 AM

Here is a list in no particular order: MCT Oil Coconut Oil Grassfed Butter Avocado Grassfed Meat Wild caught Salmon Occasionally some macadamia nuts A light drizzle of EVOO as a dressing. BACON (can't leave that one out) Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 25 · about 17 hours ago

I recently went low-carb, but find that I'm missing a lot of the old foods I used to eat.. but I like the way LC makes me feel and that is enough to keep me motivated. Would it be more benificial to stay LC all the time and deal with the cravings... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I never got the point of the whole "ketosis cheat day thing". Ketosis is a kind of "all or nothing" thing. If you test your blood ketones in the early stages of ketosis you can see them slowly building up from day to day. It takes 3-4 days to... (more)

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by 83 · about 17 hours ago

What is the difference between "fat adapted" and ketosis?

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Fitness_Wayne 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Ketosis is when you have very low carb consumption and your body converts fat into ketones by your brain to use as energy, fat can't cross the blood brain barrier to be used as energy for the brain. Fat adapted means that you are able to burn fat... (more)

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by 78417 · about 17 hours ago

Just trying an experiment and I am 3 days into a ketogenic diet. Planning on sticking with if for 30-60 days and longer if I dig it. So I know it is "normal" to have cold hands in ketosis but I had two questions - 1- What is the... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 21, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Might be related to Rayaud's Syndrome/Phenomenon which is possibly an autoimmune disease that cause cold hands and feet when exposed to cold. Not sure if there's a link to ketosis there. Listen to the answer for question 6 in this... (more)

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by 143 · about 17 hours ago

If im understanding this correctly, the main objective (besides eating healthier) of a paleo diet is to make it so that you burn fat vs carbs for fuel. If i have this right, the only way to make that switch is to put your body into ketosis. From... (more)

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gydle 0 · September 09, 2012 at 9:03 AM

No, the main objective of the Paleo Diet is to eat for optimal health. It's my impression that there are plenty of us here who have never been overweight or metabolically deranged and who have no other health issues to deal with. There may be some... (more)

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by 695 · about 17 hours ago

I've been using intermittent fasting for the last week (One 24 hour fast in addition to a 12 hour fast daily) and have experienced dramatically increased mood, at times I'm euphoric. I no longer have blood sugar drops after a few hours like I used... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · August 04, 2012 at 8:52 AM

There are a couple of similar threads: 4 days on VLC - suddenly feels happy? Low Carbs - Coincidence? Some possible reasons could include: blood sugar regulation, so you don't have the bad moods that come with hypoglycemia better access to... (more)

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by 1418 · about 17 hours ago

My skin isn't dry but the last time I went into ketosis (and first time also), my skin got so dry, my hands where dry and it looked like the "scales" on it were larger if you know what I mean. It was worse when I woke up. My lips also got really... (more)

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Hector 0 · April 27, 2012 at 7:47 AM

I guess is because once you don't eat too much carbs, you lose water from the muscles at the beginning. I think you should drink more water. But i'm not an expert, sorry.

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by 319 · about 17 hours ago

Is it necessary to eat some fructose? Is there such thing as fructose deficiency? If you never eat fruit and only eat starch for your carb consumption in order to avoid liver glycogen repletion is there any long term concerns to eliminating... (more)

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interrobung 0 · April 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Sperm are obligate fructose consumers, so there's that. But your body can manufacture fructose as necessary, so it's non-essential in terms of diet. I have searched in vain for good links to provide regarding how we make fructose. Having failed,... (more)

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by 83 · about 17 hours ago

I go walking everyday on my lunch break, when i eat VLC i find i don't have much energy, i lack that spring in my step, if i go up to 200g carbs then it comes back, but then the last 2 days i've been fasting, all i've eaten is one avocado... (more)

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CD 0 · September 05, 2014 at 1:40 AM

tatical energy is a survial mechanism.  Your body responds because it needs to in order to get more energy (food).   Carbs are not the devil, 5 day fasts are not health seeking.

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by 1186 · about 17 hours ago

So, I have read a few posts about people experiencing bad breathe and perspiration after they enter ketosis. Has anyone experienced the opposite? I have noticed in the last week or so, since I went back to a keto diet that my BO has gone away. (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

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 2302 · about 17 hours ago

I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)

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bridge4342 0 · August 23, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You're probably right about keeping your protein to 170g or less.  If it were me, I would monitor blood ketones to find your protein tolerance level.  Start at 170g and work your way up until you're out of ketosis, or work your way down... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

SO....I have hypothyroid which I started taking armour for a little over a year ago about 1.5grains a day I am down to an average of .25 grains a day and my numbers are reading great. I also have some Adrenal fatigue from a few years of workout... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

I don't know anything about thyroid/adrenals but I have seen plenty advice saying to eat more 'balanced' if you have those issues, ie some carbs, some fat, some protein, and possibly 3 meals per day, to not fast too much. I personally eat one... (more)

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by 247 · about 17 hours ago

Hello,I ate a really bad diet the last days as I do often from time to time, so I decided to go into ketosis to a) lose all the water weight b) controll my appetite again c) lose some weight. I started yesterday with eggs and bacon and very little... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

It sounds like dehydration to me. Look up "hyponatremia" http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/symptoms/con-20031445. You have to drink a LOT of fluid to replace what gets flushed out when you deplete your glycogen... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

So I've been trying to do a ketogenic diet for about five or six weeks now and I'm still feeling like crap. Assuming that my ketone levels were not up to nutritional ketosis levels, I started testing my ketone levels and they've been... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

If you need a boost just drink some black tea or coffee for caffeine, this promotes gluconeogenesis without need for increased glucose or protein intake so you basically get calorie-free energy due to the fact that caffeine competitively blocks... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello, for over a week I have not entered Ketosis, any ideas why not? I thought if I only ate meat, I should enter Ketosis but only a few times just "trace". I have only lost 2 lbs as well. I weigh 250lb. I chose to only eat meats for the... (more)

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ahart94 0 · July 13, 2014 at 12:25 AM

You're probably eating too much protein. Stay away from lean protein sources like tuna and egg whites. Go for fattier options. Excess protein can be converted into glucose. It's also bad for your kidneys.And vary your diet a little bit. Try adding... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I was enjoying being paleo while eating an average of 50-65 carbs/day with no grain. Then I talked to someone who said I had to eat no more than 20/day and must be in ketosis to lose weight of course I decided to try it. Well I was no longer... (more)

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watrmlon 0 · June 26, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Thank you that's what I thought :)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I'm 15, in good health, and at about 15% body fat. Yesterday was my first low carb day. I skipped breakfast and worked out really hard for about 2 hours, which most likely depleted all of my glycogen stores. That day, all I ate was about 35... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Hard exercise can burn upwards of 500 calories an hour. If you did that for two hours, then ate less than 1,000 calories.. and didn't watch your nutrients, there's your problem.Did you use salt on your food? (without added salt, that food is less... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hey guys, I began eating mostly paleo over the past month and feel so much better! My emotions and energy levels have evened out better than I thought. I had quite a view slip-ups during my time; however, after experimenting with my diet, I found... (more)

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Chronic 0 · June 11, 2014 at 8:57 AM

No reason to fear fat but it is easy to go over your necessary calories with a few tablespoons too many, although in my experience with coconut oil there's even less chance of gaining fat from going slightly over, I think due to the way it works,... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I've been paleo for nearly 6 months, and have lost 20 pounds so far, but am starting to stall. I'd like to lose 20-30 more via a low-carb, high-fat ketotic paleo diet.I've been in ketosis for about a week now, and I feel good. I'm not abnormally... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 04, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Get more physical activity rather than cutting more calories. I don't see any reason (save medical emergencies) that an adult should go below 1,200 calories per day.

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by 2626 · about 17 hours ago

Last year I tried paleo for 6 months, and basically gave myself 6 months of blood sugar swings and gradual body composition losses as my body insisted on cannibalizing its muscles instead of burning fat. Recently I decided to try a low-carb diet... (more)

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CD 0 · May 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

dairy fat, at least for me, is not very satisfying. I would suggest cutting the dairy all-together. Replace those calories with fish, meat and veggies (most veggies are not very high carb. Andy of the veggies on this list will work:... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I'VE LITERALLY WRITTEN THIS QUESTION 3 TIMES AND IT ALWAYS ERASES. So, I'm gonna type it ONE MORE TIME. Here goes :| I'm wondering about this mythical, magical Ketosis unicorn. I'm a female collegiate cross country runner. I'm not looking... (more)

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Patfiveshot 0 · May 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Just through my own personal experience as a paleo runner, I was in ketosis and fasted for 14 hours prior to a 10 mile race and ran it with a greater gain than the past two years. I hurt my knee, which was my fault as I didn't train for the... (more)

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