I am sceptical of claims such as this below saying there is a way to get around diet and excercise. The body is a complex system, it does not lend itself to "easy" solutions in a pill particularly well. What is your opinion on this and other... (more)
I've tried listerine strips, gum, I drink lots of water and nothing seems to mask the taste. Everything in my mouth tastes salty and I hate it.
Yes, if you're entering ketosis for the first time, as soon as your mitochondria start noticing the new fuel source, they'll switch to using it, when they do, the acetone breath will go away. Takes a few days upto a week or two.
Hello, Yesterday afternoon I tested myself with Keto-diastix strips and I was at 40 mg/dL of ketone, this morning I only got 5mg/dL. Was ketosis still active?From what I understood ketosis is an ON/OFF process, either you test negative for... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Today I had coffee and coconut oil for breakfast , a can of tuna for a snack.a mixed berry smoothie after my workout.I then had chicken, garlic and pepper dish slow cooked with coconut oil in a slow cooker and seasoned with herbs and spices.I am... (more)
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)
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.
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)
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)