Nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which your body adapts to burning fat rather than carbohydrates as its primary fuel. It is clinically proven to directly reduce blood sugar (as measured by HbA1c), improve insulin sensitivity (as measured by HOMA-IR) and reduce inflammation (as measured by white blood cell count and CRP).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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ALL ABOUT KETOSIS:
What is nutritional ketosis?
How do I get into nutritional ketosis?
How can I tell if I’m in nutritional ketosis?
What are ketones? What is ketogenesis?
What is keto-adaptation?
What does it mean to be fat adapted?
What is a ketogenic diet?
What can I eat on a ketogenic diet?
Why is sugar bad for you?
How many carbs can I eat on a ketogenic diet?
Should I count net carbs or total carbs?
Is a ketogenic diet healthy for everyone, not just people with diabetes or weight issues?
What is “keto flu” and how do I avoid it?
Should I take vitamins or supplements on a ketogenic diet?
How much sodium, potassium and magnesium should I have on a ketogenic diet?
How much protein should I eat on a ketogenic diet?
What are the best artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes for a ketogenic diet?
Can I be vegetarian and still do nutritional ketosis?
Can I be vegan and still do nutritional ketosis?
Can I eat dairy on a ketogenic diet?
Can I eat gluten on a ketogenic diet?
Do I need to eat vegetables on a ketogenic diet?
Do I need fiber supplements on a ketogenic diet?
Can I eat whey protein on a ketogenic diet?
What can I eat at a Chinese restaurant on a ketogenic diet?
Can a ketogenic diet reverse type 2 diabetes?
KETOGENIC DIETS AND DIABETES:
Does a ketogenic diet reduce insulin resistance?
Can I reverse diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, or retinopathy with a ketogenic diet?
Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: What’s the difference?
HEART HEALTH AND CHOLESTEROL:
Is a ketogenic diet safe for your heart?
What happens to your cholesterol on a ketogenic diet?
What happens to LDL cholesterol on a ketogenic diet?
What happens to triglyceride levels on a ketogenic diet?
Do statins decrease the production of ketones?
Is nutritional ketosis safe?
What is ketoacidosis?
Is it safe to increase salt intake on a ketogenic diet?
Is it safe to follow a ketogenic diet during pregnancy?
Is it safe to follow a ketogenic diet if you have no gallbladder?
Can I follow a ketogenic diet if I have no thyroid?
How does a ketogenic diet affect kidney stones?
Does a ketogenic diet increase your risk of gout?
Is fasting safe?
Does a ketogenic diet cause weight loss?
How do I break a weight loss plateau on a ketogenic diet?
Is dietary fat burned before stored fat on a ketogenic diet?
How can I lose belly fat on a ketogenic diet?
TROUBLESHOOTING A KETOGENIC DIET:
What causes muscle cramps on a ketogenic diet?
What do I do if I get diarrhea on a ketogenic diet?
How do I fix constipation on a ketogenic diet?
What causes keto rash and how do you fix it?
Why do ketone levels vary throughout the day?
What are the consequences of cheating or lapsing on a ketogenic diet?
How should I interpret and apply CGM data?
Fats and Oils:
Which fats and oils should I eat on a ketogenic diet?
Can I eat canola oil on a ketogenic diet?
What is the best ratio of MUFA, SFA and PUFA on a ketogenic diet?
Can I use olive oil as a cooking oil?
Is fat the most satiating macronutrient?
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To learn more please read the book the Dr. Phinney co-authored with Dr. Volek. New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great Paperback – Mar 2 2010
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