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I've been told that the body can store up to 3 days of glycogen, and consequently takes about that long to transition into ketosis. You can feel lethargic and possibly even nauseous during this time (some of my friends experienced the latter where I only experienced the former). The initial stages of ketosis are rather inefficient, and it takes about three ...


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The only studies to my knowledge that have any correlation between carbohydrates and Alzheimers are epidemiological. In short they use survey data to find areas of study where more controlled studies should be performed to see if there is a true cause and effect relationship. The problem is that many people assume that correlation is the same thing as ...


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I know someone who recently used the cyclic ketogenic diet to get good results. Based on his experience, and some of the other experiences I've read who used the approach, it's important to set your expectations appropriately. The only demographic that can build muscle while losing weight is an overweight beginner. This is the same regardless of diet ...


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I'm worried this is almost too simple to be an answer, but I'll add more detail if you have specific questions. For a ketogenic diet I assume you would need to reduce the daily grams of carbohydrate to the low double digits, or <10% of total calories. Pasta and rice are obviously low-cost calorie sources and you want something that provides a similar ...


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Ketogenic diets are of questionable benefit unless done for medical reasons (Such as an attempt to control epilepsy). Studies of ketogenic diets have had very mixed results. If you only eat 160g of protein, that is a daily intake of 640 calories, which is borderline starvation diet. That isn't really a desirable outcome either. Fat is essential, but if you ...


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Atkins is a ketogenic diet. I've never heard of anyone taking days to "carb up" on a ketogenic diet, but I haven't heard of everything, and the Cyclic Ketogenic Diet apparently takes this approach. A very high intake of carbs will stop the ketosis and switch you back to carb-fueled energy, and it typically takes 3 days to switch back to ketosis. The amount ...


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The Cyclic Ketogenic Diet involves carb loading (usually measured precisely so you do not carb overload) in order to allow you to perform in the gym. This is an intrinsic part of the diet, and if you don't carb up and go to the gym, you won't be doing CKD. However, it's certainly possible (whether it is recommended is another thing) to be on a diet that ...


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No. Ketosis is the deprivation of carbs. High end protein shakes, such as your ON Gold, don't contain many carbs. Thus, drinking your protein shake won't remove you from your ketogenic state. On the other hand, cheap proteins (Muscle Milk) and any protein labeled as "mass builder" will contain carbs to prevent ketosis. Your comment about protein shakes ...


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For anyone who wants to follow this diet and has similar questions, here are the answers i found: Q1: When they say High fat intake, is it a specific type of fat: saturated / trans / polyunsaturated / mononunsaturated , or any of these in general? Answer: Although all fats are allowed, foods with healthy fat are preferred, and will ultimately keep ...


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When you take out the cyclic part, and talk about ketosis by itself, it can help understand what's going on. Ketosis happens in stages: Deplete the glycogen stores (usually takes 2-3 days). Until this happens, ketosis won't happen. This can be sped up by exercise. Retool the metabolism to use ketones (usually takes 2-4 weeks, 3 on average). Ketosis ...


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Robb Wolf, one of the most famous people in the paleo community, who is pretty legitimate as a science guy, had Kiefer on his podcast, which is free to listen to on the website. I think that's a great endorsement for Kiefer. Oh also: Kiefer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s in Physics in three years then became a ...


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I don't think there's very much reliable empirical evidence available on the subject. Every mention of this diet that I've seen tends to be either hyperbolic, anecdotal, or very clearly tainted by conflict-of-interest. Wikipedia's page on the subject, for example, uses as its main reference a book which advocates said diet. It's possible that the author is a ...


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A great source of ketones is coconut oil. It's not that cheap but it's not that expensive either. By just adding a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil you'll get a whole bunch of short-chain fats which are readily transformed into ketones. My favorite breakfast is 4 eggs scrambled in 2 tbsp coconut oil. The yolk emulsifies the oil so it's part of the egg. ...


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Yes it can. Protein is made up of seven different aminos, some of which (just as j.rightly correctly pointed out) can knock you out of ketosis because they are broken down into glucose in your blood. j.rightly is corrct. Do some research and it will confirm that protein can knock you out of keto. Anyone who says it can't doesn't understand the science ...



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