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fat adapted vs. ketosis

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Created October 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM

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

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on October 21, 2012
at 07:10 PM

IF you aren't eating enough carbs for energy then you will burn fat instead.

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on October 20, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Thanks for the answer. But I guess I am confused. If my carbohydrate consumption is low enough to not support my metabolism for an given 24 hr period, what supports the balance of my energy needs? Fat?

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on October 20, 2012
at 03:43 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 as energy. You are only able to do this if you have lower levels of insulin in your body because insulin prevents your body from breaking down fat. Generally you need to consume less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day to get into ketosis.

If you are in ketosis, it means that you are fat adapted because you are able to use fat as energy and you can use it to produce ketones. You can be fat adapted and able to burn fat deposits when fasting to fuel yourself without being in ketosis because you consume to many carbs from vegetables to enter ketosis.

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(83)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Thanks for the answer. But I guess I am confused. If my carbohydrate consumption is low enough to not support my metabolism for an given 24 hr period, what supports the balance of my energy needs? Fat?

4430c600b097f03d9936f0ae8b6b0201

on October 21, 2012
at 07:10 PM

IF you aren't eating enough carbs for energy then you will burn fat instead.

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