Ketosis anyone?

Just wondering, how does sugar impact Ketosis. Why is it avoided during a Keto Diet??? Some explanation would be nice.

Sugar and Ketosis. Are u serious.

Ketosis is the state the body goes into when their is not enough carbs in the body. The body turns to burning fat for energy and with out the presence of carbs fat cannot be completely burned and the resulting product is a ketone.

If you take in sugar you will end ketosis.

So you mean, in a way you pissing out Fat??? Do sweeteners affect Ketosis like sugar???

Come on guys I know someone must know more about this. Help me please!!!

Like the previous replies-when the body gets low on carbs, it goes into a state of ketosis, whereby it is producing ketones from digesting fats. It comes out in your urine and can be detected by keto-stix (at drug store), or by bad breath. I drop my carbs to 20 or so when I want to drop extra lbs. I usually get into ketosis within a day of reducing carbs. I use the Atkins system once in a while if I feel I have gained fat. I’m a 39 yr. old male, 6’4", 198 lbs. 12% bodyfat. I dropped 14 lbs in 3 weeks using Atkins method.It rocks. The trick is to reduce your carb. intake permanently, which I have done. I used to eat 300 or so a day, now I eat about 100. My weight is steady.

Artificial Sweetners - no, these won’t throw you out of ketosis. Some argue, however, they can stimulate the craving for carbohydrates which can make it harder to stick with a strict ketogenic diet.

I would also like to know more about this subject! Is Ketosis dangerous or not?

Ketones are chemicals that your body produces as a by-product of combusting fat. . Ketosis happens during fasting, and low carbohydrate diets, You use up your store of glycogen (blood sugar) and then your body permanently goes into fat burning mode to fuel your bodily functions. This change in metabolism occurs when the body no longer has incoming carbs to produce glycogen and after the liver has been depleted of stored glycogen. When either stored body fat or incoming dietary fat is used as fuel it breaks down into ketones.

Ketones can be used as fuel for your body or discarded via your breath or urination. It is the rise in ketone production that means you are in ketosis. The released ketones may be from either bodyfat or dietary fat.

Why do we want to be in Ketsosis?: We want to be in a metabolic state where, without incoming carbs, and without consuming too many grams of dietary fat or protein, our bodies will be burning stored bodyfat as fuel.

Sugar is a carb. More than (give or take) 20g carbs per day means no ketosis. It’s my understanding that asparteme (sp?) effects ketosis the same as sugar. I could be wrong though.

There are several approaches to a low carbohydrate diet, (Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Dr Di Pasquale’s approach). I think the best approach is that taken by Rob Faigan in his book Natural Hormonal Enhancement. For anyone interested in high fat/low carb diets and ketones and everything else involved, this book does a good job of breaking down the science and giving a workable diet. Also see the discussion started yesterday on this forum regarding the book. As I stated there, I’ve only been on the diet for three weeks so I have limited experience with it, but so far I am happy with the results.

By now you should know that sugar (carbs) will either prevent you from reaching ketosis or pull you out of it (at a certain level of intake). I have also heard that aspartame does have similar effects as sugar and can pull you out of ketosis if enough is ingested. Another good book to read is “Body Opus” by the militant Dan Duchane. Ketosis works wonderfully but the problem with most people who undergo this diet is eating enough calories. Most people can’t eat protein and fat all day so they have a hypocaloric diet (compared to pre-ketogenic diet). This will undoubtedly lead to weight loss. After these people either fail or quit the diet, they go back to their normal eating routines and not only gain the weight back but put on more.

Remember, ketosis works but watch what you eat and try to keep your diet isocaloric.