Ketosis side effects

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jpwhite4

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Posted: 09 Apr 2011, 13:45
Worth reading if you are having issues with the diet. Although this is just one site, if you do the research you will find it well supported.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-ketosis-side-effects.htm
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Rae1219

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 14:26
I believe that some of this is incorrect, however. Problems can occur with longterm KETOACIDOSIS, not KETOSIS.
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jpwhite4

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 14:43
You could be right, I just put the info out there. Who know the site as well as all the others supporting the findings may be incorrect. I am certainly not a doctor.

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gkcfm95

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 15:54
I can only speak from my own experience...but the first sentence tells me whomever wrote this article didn't fully research it.
"Ketosis most commonly occurs when people are following a high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet"
All of the low carb diets that I've read about are high fat, not protein. I have read that too much protein is bad for your liver & kidneys. Maybe they mean to refer to ketoacidosis as Rae mentioned. I've had labwork done since being on Atkins and had normal liver & kidney functions, along with everything else.

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 17:44
Sorry, but this has got to be one of the poorest, not researched articles I've seen in a while. Not only is it confused, which most people have already stated, it also talks about effects due to restricting calories. That, too, has nothing to do with Atkins.

Feeling ill when starting Atkins usually lasts a couple of days and is due to switching the body from carb-burning to fat-burning. These same issues occur any time you make a major change in your eating habits, either good or bad. I have a friend who just about throws up when he eats actual healthy food because most of his meals consist of fried, breaded foods and french fries. I get sick if I try to eat something fried because it's not normal for me. If I continued to force myself to eat that way, I would be sick for several days, and then my body would adapt.
Comfortable at this size/weight (I really don't want to buy size 0 jeans).

It's not about "weight" or the number on the scale. It's about lean muscle mass and body fat percentage.
At 125 I was a size 8 (after I lost 100+ pounds over 1.5 years).
At 135 I was a size 6 (maintained for several years) and over 28% body fat. I had 97 pounds of lean muscle mass and felt skinny fat.
Now at 140 I am a size 2 and have the smallest measurements I've ever had since I started taking them around the age of 18. I'm at 25% body fat and 107 pounds of lean muscle mass!! I'm no She-Hulk, either.

Don't tell me you aren't losing "weight." That doesn't tell me anything. Tell me how much fat you've lost and how much lean body mass you've gained. Here's a good start to estimate: http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html
gkcfm95

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 20:26
the sad thing is, there are many articles out there misinforming people of what is healthy. I'm not advocating that Atkins works for everyone, but if I only read this and didn't research further I would have no idea how wonderful low carb is.

~kelly
jpwhite4

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 20:51
Glad we are all pro's here. As I said this is just one article. Research the subject and come up with your own opinion as I have. That is what the post was meant for no more no less.
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gkcfm95

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 20:57
jp, I just wanted to say congrats on your weight loss. 43 pounds in just 2 months is awesome!

~kelly
Sherillynn

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 21:15
@gkcfm95- the amount of protein isn't necessarily bad for your kidneys and liver but if you already have kidney problems, then you would want to watch your protein intake. That is a mistake people commonly make. If your kidneys and liver are already healthy then there is no reason to believe that the increased protein will harm them. If you eat 4-5 ounces of meat/eggs per meal, that is a pound or slightly less, I am betting that is where many folks already are anyways as far as average protein consumption.
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Thank you...
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deelytful1

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Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 22:26
A friend of mine is a nurse.. and although they're really not supposed to advocate the Atkins diet (yup, they're still not believing it is healthy), all she told me was to make sure I drink LOTS of water to flush out my kidneys and I'd have no problems with the excess ketones...
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Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 04:59
Perhaps you could share the research you've done which support the bulls##t in the article?
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Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 20:04
How much water should I drink ? Trying to work in in during the day and I think that I am still only hitting 6 x 8 oz.
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Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 03:48
jpwhite4 wrote:
You could be right, I just put the info out there. Who know the site as well as all the others supporting the findings may be incorrect. I am certainly not a doctor.



I have some doubts over the facts presented,and they are due to acidosis,not with Ketosis.The most common side effects of the diet are constipation,acidosis,and decreased weight gain.

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living2bfit

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Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 04:46
Just a quick note, I agree in part. Unless you're able to utilize the protein your endocrine system takes the blunt of it; storing what is needed for muscle fuel as liver glycogen and any excess is processed as fat stores and wasted.

The timing of protein intake is also key to absorption and building muscle. 15-30 minutes post workout have a fast digesting protein source (and eat little or no fats or fiber)and combine it with about 2g/lb of body weight of simple carbohydrates like glucose or sucrose or other high glycemic index foods like the sugar in chocolate milk or not as ideal but fruit since it has fiber which will slightly slow the digestion).

Having a sugary carb may sound counter productive to some BUT,(for most healthy individuals) our muscles need an spike in insulin levels to help create the hormones that optimize protein usage that will assist in muscle recovery after a tough workout.

All other times of the day try to eat whole food proteins along with fiber and good fats to aid in proper digestion and synthesis (or how the body uses it for fuel).

In all cases I agree, its important to DRINK A LOT OF WATER and moderate your total protein intake accordingly to prevent taxing the liver and storing excess as fat (especially for those that are more sedentary). Good luck to everyone!Neutral



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