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Can I have stevia when adapting to ketosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 29, 2012 at 5:12 AM

I'm attempting to become ketone adapted and am on day one. I'm wanting to fix a chai tea with some coconut cream and was wondering if liquid stevia would mess with my progress.

I'm currently reading ketotic.org and haven't come by anything yet.

Thank you for your time!

C9b0f49cc58a60afffe5ca15f823efb0

on July 12, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Thank you for the input. Since I posted this a few weeks ago, I have had some stevia and don't seem to be affected. I'm not consuming it every day, just on occasion to help head off any cravings. I've only had it in my Chai tea and it wasn't all that good but it kept me from having anything carb loaded so it hit the spot. :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by contribute!

C9b0f49cc58a60afffe5ca15f823efb0

on July 01, 2012
at 02:21 AM

I don't think I have insulin issues. I just want to lose my extra body fat. I've been maintaining my current weight for about a year now and I'm ready to drop that last 30lbs. I decided to go hard core and try this Ketosis to help me do it. Thanks for your input folks! It is all greatly appreciated. :)

C9b0f49cc58a60afffe5ca15f823efb0

on July 01, 2012
at 02:19 AM

I'd love to hear more..Thanks for the info everyone! I'm googling Mat LaLonde right now!

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Agree with this. Ketosis isn't so much a state, but a sliding scale. Efficient use of Ketone bodies is not the same as being in Ketosis. People can enter Ketosis in as little as 8 hours without a meal. It can happen, even for the non-fat adapted on an overnight fast. That doesn't mean your body knows what it is doing in that state. The more you train it to go back and forth, the better off you feel. to Mat LaLonde on this issue, he has a great take. He argues that the idea of Ketosis isn't that important, but the ability to be flexible in fueling the body is a huge advantage.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:21 PM

It's as high as 120g of glucose to be in ketosis? I think I might be in ketosis most of the time then.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:20 PM

+10000 :) Absolutely true. There's nothing wrong with stevia but if you're going into ketosis to fix insulin issues, this will set you back.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on June 29, 2012
at 05:18 AM

The problem with ketosis and sweets in general, is that if you eat something sweet, even if it has 0 carbs/calories, the sweet stimulation for some people results in insulin going high. So yeah, in general you could have stevia (if your body accepts it), but there's this slight chance of being one of these people who react internally to anything sweet. Personally, stevia gives me stomach problems btw.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:20 PM

+10000 :) Absolutely true. There's nothing wrong with stevia but if you're going into ketosis to fix insulin issues, this will set you back.

C9b0f49cc58a60afffe5ca15f823efb0

on July 01, 2012
at 02:21 AM

I don't think I have insulin issues. I just want to lose my extra body fat. I've been maintaining my current weight for about a year now and I'm ready to drop that last 30lbs. I decided to go hard core and try this Ketosis to help me do it. Thanks for your input folks! It is all greatly appreciated. :)

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813cccf7c74bf8b20f41a317f796c243

on July 10, 2012
at 10:00 AM

High intensity exercise and carefully avoiding carbs should be sufficient to keep your body on ketosis. Personally I am in ketosis since a couple of weeks for sport reasons, and I do use stevia every day in my morning coffee, or in the zero carbs lush or ice cream in the evening. Just take care to use proper stevia, it's quite easy to find products named as stevia but filled with dextrins and stuff, containing just a small percentage of stevia.

C9b0f49cc58a60afffe5ca15f823efb0

on July 12, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Thank you for the input. Since I posted this a few weeks ago, I have had some stevia and don't seem to be affected. I'm not consuming it every day, just on occasion to help head off any cravings. I've only had it in my Chai tea and it wasn't all that good but it kept me from having anything carb loaded so it hit the spot. :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by contribute!

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on June 29, 2012
at 12:13 PM

I think you'll be fine.

Ketosis happens when you starve your brain of the 120g of glucose a day that it needs to function in a non-ketoic manner. As long as you limit your carb and protein intake, your central nervous system will start using ketones for fuel.

I like to think that "depth of ketosis" is just a measure of how empty your liver is. The best way to get into, and stay in, ketosis is to do some high-intensity exercise every few days and to empty it out.

Stephen

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 29, 2012
at 12:21 PM

It's as high as 120g of glucose to be in ketosis? I think I might be in ketosis most of the time then.

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:18 PM

Agree with this. Ketosis isn't so much a state, but a sliding scale. Efficient use of Ketone bodies is not the same as being in Ketosis. People can enter Ketosis in as little as 8 hours without a meal. It can happen, even for the non-fat adapted on an overnight fast. That doesn't mean your body knows what it is doing in that state. The more you train it to go back and forth, the better off you feel. to Mat LaLonde on this issue, he has a great take. He argues that the idea of Ketosis isn't that important, but the ability to be flexible in fueling the body is a huge advantage.

C9b0f49cc58a60afffe5ca15f823efb0

on July 01, 2012
at 02:19 AM

I'd love to hear more..Thanks for the info everyone! I'm googling Mat LaLonde right now!

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