Questions tagged [ketogenic-diet]

Keeping a diet that puts the body into a state of ketosis. Minimal carbs ( <50 grams per day, typically), an appropriate protein target for your body, and high quality fats.

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How much carbohydrate intake can exercise offset on a ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet advises keeping carb intake under 50 grams per day, and ideally under 20 grams. Assuming that a person performs intense cardio exercise (e.g. crossfit), burning, say, 400 calories ...
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Eating Saturated Fat along with Carbs in LCHF Diet [closed]

I was doing keto diet for 3 months and I had to quite because of the keto rash. I wanna do Low-Carb-High-Fat (LCHF) with 100-120 grams of carbs, something like (60,30,30) for (fat,protein,crabs) but ...
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Strict keto diet - still not losing weight

I need some help please. I’m 40, female and 173cm tall I used to be fit and active but over the last 8 years a combination of back problem, depression and insomnia mean things have slipped quite a ...
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Progressing while losing weight on a low carb diet?

I am trying to lose weight and at the same time build strength. I am 6'2" and 33 years old. I started out at 258 lb about 5 months ago. Now I am at 205 lb, mostly due to switching to a modified Keto ...
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burpees for weight loss

I do 200 burpees every day. 20 sets of 10, with 15 sec rest between sets. I am not losing any weight. Is it possible that I'm doing them wrong? Would doing them more precisely be more effective? I ...
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Experiencing Headache while on Keto diet [closed]

Yesterday was my first day of Keto Diet. I started experiencing headache in the evening. Was it due to me being on Keto?
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Any advice on a 24 hour cyclical ketogenic diet [closed]

I am a 43 year old man. I am 190cm tall and 85kg. I am slim with some belly fat. I am active, I do regular exercise and martial arts. My goal is to improve my general energy levels and sense of well ...
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How delicate is a state of ketogenesis?

I am losing weight on a keto diet, staying under 20g of carbs every day. Today I slept late and didn't have time to pack my lunch. Buying lunch at a gas station limited my options, and for lunch I ...
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6 Grams of Essential Amino Acids Post Workout on Keto Diet

I need this community's help to solve a problem that doesn't seem to have an answer that I can find online anywhere. First, let it be known that I am following a ketogenic diet plan which disallows ...
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Lose weight-> Gain weight-> Lose weight

I have gone through multiple transformations from fat to fit to fat to fit to fat. I did many things until I found the ketogenic diet which worked great for me. When I am on a ketogenic diet, I am ...
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Weakness in weightlifting with Keto Diet

I feel a lot weaker with weightlifting since going ketogentic.... does anyone else have this experience? Are there hacks to get around this?
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Ketogenic diet , side effects and precautions

I have recently searched about the idea of the ketogenic diet and found it very interesting. I have understood the basic principles but can someone please emphasize what's important in order to feel ...
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In ketosis, does ketone production comes from stored fat or eaten fat? [closed]

I'm wondering once you are in Ketosis, what is the fuel used to produce the ketones: stored body fat or the fat I eat in the meals? Or both?
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Stop training while fasting for keto?

I just began fasting today to get myself into keto faster, only going to have 800-1000 calories of mostly fat (80%+) for the next 2-3 days. My question is should i stop working out? The easy answer ...
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Why am I not loosing weight doing intermittent fasting? [closed]

My height is 172 cm, my weight is hovering about 77kg to 75kg. My goal weight is 71kg and I got close to that weight by doing 48 hours IT without eating, during the week I practice 24 hour IT every ...
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Minimum amount of calories while preventing muscle catabolism? [closed]

I got a few pounds to shed and I've been considering a lot of different types of diet, but all of them say that no matter how low your calorie intake is, maintaining a large protein intake is crucial -...
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To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods? [closed]

I'm 95kg, 195cm tall. Aiming to lose some fat, eating < 50g carbs a day. I know I need fat to generate ketones for healthy brain function, should I avoid eating fat so that my body uses my own ...
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Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?

Can Starting Strength be done by women? I'm following everything correctly except for the bulking (for obvious reasons). 10 lb weight increases happen every few weeks (as opposed to every few days). ...
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Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete

I'm an adult male endurance runner, and earlier this year took on a moderately low-carb diet and became fat-adapted. My runs at first were your predictable sufferfest but after 6-8 weeks I got to a ...
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Is LCHF diet the best and easy way to loose fat? [closed]

Does the low carb Atkins type diet really work when it comes to losing fat? Is it better and easier to do than the low fat diet? How long does it take to enter ketosis (nutritional) while on a LCHF ...
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Ketone bodies vs glycogen cycle

I'm doing some analysis about the body deriving energy from ketones vs glycogen. I'm looking for data about how much more/less (I'm guessing less) ketone use is vs glycogen in terms of oxygen ...
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How to proceed with my nutrition and exercise plans to get better results?

I have been intense weight-lifting for 6-7 years and I have stopped doing so for almost a year. I am 32yrs old, 1.86m tall and I weight (now)88kgr. I have never been fat or slim and I can say that I ...
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D-Ribose and keto

Hoping someone can help me out on this, I understand glycolysis is the breakdown of glucose(sugars) into pyruvic acid which is then oxidized further down a series of reactions to produce what we know ...
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Are too many carbohydrates proven to be the cause of many diseases? [closed]

Dr. David Perlmutter states that one must eat a high fat/low carb diet in order to protect his brain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJIJ0gyCoRY. I was wondering if there is any research that shows ...
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Will eating only protein cause me to lose weight faster without muscle spoiling?

I've been on a ketogenic diet for the past two months, while also doing weightlifting three times a week. I need 2900 kcal a day to maintain my weight, but I've been eating at a 20% deficit to lose ...
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Carb Backloading

A friend of mine has sent me a book by John Kiefer on Carb Backloading that seems to be an interesting premise. Basically - it looks like it's the foundation of ketosis but you’re allowed to eat ...
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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet : type of fats + how many grams of carbs per day

I am going to shift to a new diet : The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. I read and understood in general what is it about but i have two questions: When they say High fat intake, is it a specific type of ...
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How does the cyclic-ketogenic diet allow weight loss and muscle gain?

The common notion is that in order to gain muscle you must be a "calorie surplus", and in order to burn fat/lose weight you must be a in a "calorie deficit. However the cyclic-ketogenic diet claims ...
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What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?

With the cyclic ketogenic diet, initially it takes roughly 2 to 4 weeks (or so I've been told) before the diet becomes easier and you start ketosis. I'm assuming that in this time the body is using up ...
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Can one be on a ketogenic diet and not go to the gym?

I was researching the ketogenic diet and as I understand it, it's basically the same as Atkins except that it allows for a high fat intake. Also, under a ketogenic diet you have days where you 'carb ...
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Glucagon Supplementation for weight loss [closed]

I'm currently on the Dukan diet, so protein-only for the next week then protein and salad only. The basis of Dukan, like atkins, is to push your body into a state of Ketosis where it starts to burn ...
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Want to try keto diet but have no money

I'm wondering if it's at all possible to try a keto diet with not too much money. For various reasons, I don't have the money to keep to a good diet. Usually, my diet consists of pasta, rice, and ...
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transitioning into and out of ketosis [closed]

About eight years ago, I lost a significant amount of weight using Dr Atkins' ketogenic diet; unfortunately, I gradually let my food intake slide afterwards. I since gained some weight back, but I'm ...
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Do protein shakes push you out of ketosis?

I'm on a ketogenic diet and have stopped taking protein shakes (excepting post-workout protein powder with water) because I've heard that it may cause an insulin spike. Is it true that protein powder ...