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         It is good that you have chosen to change your life for the better, most people don't!

         The Bible is a great source for your life just remember to read and seek discernment in all you attempt!

         Next God did not leave you, if any moving was done it was the human who did so...  Not a critisicm just a fact...   Read the site at (google) simplytruth.com-index  for some diet info and other useful ways to improve your life!

         Some more info that may help!   Keep up the good work...

         May God bless your efforts!   - Kerminator

        Understanding Ketosis Symptoms

        You can actually develop ketosis symptoms that will let you know this is happening in your body. For a lot of people who begin a low-carb diet, this seems to happen three or four days into the process.

        Some ketosis symptoms include:

        • Tiredness or fatigue
        • Headache
        • Feeling thirsty all the time
        • Bad breath
        • Metallic taste in the mouth
        • Weakness
        • Dizziness
        • Nausea or stomach ache
        • Sleep problems

        Ketosis symptoms usually last for several days—up to a week in some people—until the body is used to burning fat instead of glucose. The levels of ketones in the body (which can be measure through a urine test) will go down, but that does not mean that you are no longer losing weight. It simply means that your body has found balance and is no longer producing excess ketones.

        Sometimes low-carb dieters never seem to reach ketosis, or at least never have the urine test strips indicate excess ketones (the strip turns purple when there are excess ketones). This could be because exercising has used up the excess ketones or the urine is diluted from drinking a lot of water. This doesn't mean these people aren't burning fat, just that they aren't registering as technically being in ketosis.

        The Ketosis Controversy

        While people who advocate low-carbohydrate diets say there is nothing wrong with a body going into ketosis, there are those who believe that carbs are necessary for proper body function and that ketosis is a signal that the body isn't functioning properly.

        They say the excess ketones and acetone produced by the body during ketosis are actually dangerous poisons that can lead to toxicity.

        There is, in fact, a form of ketosis known as ketoacidosis, which affects diabetics and is potentially life threatening. Because their bodies lack insulin, blood glucose can build up in a diabetic's body, leading to excessive urination, thirst, dehydration and the burning of fat. It also lowers the pH of the blood, which can be dangerous.

        However, the sort of ketosis that the body goes through in low-carb dieting is not this harmful type. In fact, advocates of this type of diet will tell you that the heart, kidneys and some other organs prefer the energy that comes from ketosis to that formed by glucose.

        They say that the body does not actually need to consume glucose to properly function, and any glucose that is needed in the body can be manufactured from protein in the liver.

        Dealing with Ketosis Symptoms

        Ketosis is a common part of low-carb dieting, but it isn't a particularly pleasant one. If you find yourself having trouble getting through this period, there are some things you can try that might ease the symptoms.

        • Snack regularly. Having a protein-rich snack like a piece of chicken may ease the headache and other symptoms.
        • Take vitamins. Especially with the lack of fruits and vegetables on a low-carb diet, it's vital to take a good vitamin and mineral supplement to keep your body in a healthy balance.
        • Try a protein shake. Protein shakes with amino acid supplements can also be helpful for reducing the symptoms of ketosis and easing this transition. Many different kinds of amino drinks are available and often are marketed to body builders.

        The most important thing to remember is that the feeling of ketosis symptoms is temporary and will pass within a week or so. Try to focus on the fact that this less-than-perfect feeling is just a sign that you are burning fat and well on your way to losing weight.


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