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Ketosis and Hunger

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2012 at 1:30 PM

For people knowingly in ketosis how do you know when you are really hungry because it turns your appetite right off? I find myself just eating because its lunch time but I'm not hungry ever!!

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on August 02, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Yup, some light cardio and weight lifting/squats/situps.

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on August 02, 2012
at 01:20 AM

The link may help :p http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz22KITKBoG

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on August 01, 2012
at 08:43 PM

Those days where you fast for 24 hours, are you doing workouts too or any kind of exercises?

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on August 01, 2012
at 08:09 PM

I also got this in my email today. Mark mainly talks about people thinking they are hungry but in the comments section a lot of people spoke about the opposite

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0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

on August 01, 2012
at 06:18 PM

My hunger is honestly maybe 90% decreased while in ketosis.

I really only get hungry in ketosis when fasting for 24+ hours.

That beign said, you'll learn quickly when your body could do with a meal. It's more of an art than a science really.

4eeb5910cd6e9c4a3d1f37f5fa939b19

(30)

on August 01, 2012
at 08:43 PM

Those days where you fast for 24 hours, are you doing workouts too or any kind of exercises?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on August 02, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Yup, some light cardio and weight lifting/squats/situps.

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on August 01, 2012
at 02:27 PM

You still get hungry but it is not the sudden 'OMG I have to eat right now this second!' hunger caused by dropping blood sugar. The hunger is subtle and builds slowly over hours, and even when quite hungry you can still say to your body 'We can't eat now, food is later' and it will say 'No problem' and let you get on with stuff.

Many people forget to eat in ketosis because the hunger is so subtle and they are distracted, but it doesn't really matter as insulin to low and fat flows freely from the fat cells so there is no hunger in a cellular level, that is cells are being fuelled all the time.

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on August 01, 2012
at 02:23 PM

This is what worries my friends as I sometimes don't eat for days when I'm in it. I have to force myself to eat

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

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on August 02, 2012
at 01:20 AM

The link may help :p http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz22KITKBoG

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on August 01, 2012
at 08:09 PM

I also got this in my email today. Mark mainly talks about people thinking they are hungry but in the comments section a lot of people spoke about the opposite

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on August 01, 2012
at 02:00 PM

Natural hunger is based on fuel (energy) status. With ketosis, you have an additional source of fuel. As your energy is depleted, you will get hungry.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on August 01, 2012
at 01:59 PM

When I am in ketosis I sometimes forget to eat, or am just disinterested, unless it is something particularly savory. I also tend to get bored with low carb, which could be part of the disinterest, though I overall feel great despite both of those situations. It leads to very easy IFing for me.

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on August 01, 2012
at 01:50 PM

I still get slightly hungry. It's more suppressed than entirely eliminated.

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