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Is it possible to gain weight while in Ketosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 05, 2012 at 3:11 AM

If a person is in ketosis but consumes significantly more calories than they need, is it possible for them to put on fat with very little insulin to tell their body to store the fat?

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on November 05, 2012
at 03:49 AM

Sort of kidding though, just since you said "weight" in the title.

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on November 05, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Yes, otherwise all those children on ketogenic diets (for epilepsy, etc.) would have completely stunted growth.

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on November 05, 2012
at 08:25 PM

Yes - if you eat more calories than you burn, then you'll put on weight.

You can easily put on weight in ketosis by over-indulging in fat. I've put on a few pounds by drinking too much cream, while my ketostix were still deep purple.

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on November 05, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Yes, not possible, likely probable (despite Atkins rhetoric etc). Where people say 'eat all you want' is usually in the context of high fat low carb diets spontatnously inducing a reduction in energy consumption.

Ketogenic diet/low insulin levels will also make one's ability to access stored fat easier also, on the other side of things.

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