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Ketosis and 'Stored Fat'?

Hi All,

This question has been bothering me for a long time…
Does the body utilize â??STORED FATâ?? better when in ketosis rather then using a lower carb diet?

In other words, once you have converted the body to use fat as primary fuel source instead of the glucose in the body, and do cardio or HIIT training etc. and burn off all the ingested fats consumed through the day and then finally start using STORED FAT as fuel… will it be used up more efficiently and burn faster?

Rather then the same situation! Same amount of calories, training etc. then when the glucose is burnt up and start using STORED FAT but not in ketosis… when slightly more carbs?

Also, when in Ketosis (body’s primary fuel source) should one INCREASE total calorie intake for better fat loss results? Making sure the body is not in a STARVATION mode?

I would really appreciate the feedback or/knowledge from anyone.


As far as I know Medium Chain Triglycerides can be readily used for energy, but other dietary fats are stored before they’re oxidized (correct me if I’m wrong). So for the most part you are oxidizing stored fat all the time, but your dietary intake is replacing it (at a net loss if dieting).

The fact that your insulin is generally low, slightly decreases fat storage and retention rates, when compared to a diet with carbs present. Appetite is also blunted by essentially eliminating blood sugar fluctuations (for the most part).

I wouldn’t say that the ketogenic diet is perfectly advantageous. If I had a magical way of restoring glycogen, optimizing leptin and thyroid hormones, and keeping good mental acuity all while being in ketosis, then yeah.

Just keep in mind that the “speed” of a diet, should not be it’s primary selling point. That being said. I was on a PSMF diet last week, I’m on my 2 week diet break right now and I am pleased to be having starches again.

By eating more you don’t really burn that many more calories. In new rules of lifting there was a side not that showed that people that ate less to compensate for exercising less had a lower bmr. The people on average ate about 300 less calories than they normally would on a workout day and their bmr would decrease by 50 calories. That still puts you in a deficit of 250.