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Seagal

Ketosis Basic 101

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Seagal

This is not written in Abstract style, this writer seems to have a sense of humor :)

Here is an excerpt:
 

"YOU CAN BE IN KETOSIS AND NOT LOSE BODY FAT, 
AND YOU CAN LOSE BODY FAT WITHOUT BEING IN KETOSIS.

Here is an exhaustive, comprehensive list of everything urine ketone test strips tell you:

 

There is acetoacetate in your urine.

That’s it. Nothing more. Nada más. Game over. Finito. The fat lady has sung, and Elvis has left the building.

Here is what they do not indicate: 

 

Your worth as a human being

  • The efficacy of your low-carb or ketogenic diet
  • What your level of ketosis was an hour ago
  • What your level of ketosis will be three hours from now
  • Whether a specific food you ate “kicked you out of ketosis” (or, rather, caused there to be less acetoacetate in your urine)
  • Whether you are fat-adapted
  • Whether you are losing body fat

I’m not saying ketostix are useless for providing any other information besides whether or not there is acetoacetate in your urine. We can certainly use ketostix to speculate about issues other than the presence of acetoacetate, but that’s all it is—speculation, based on your diet, activity levels, stress levels, and more.They provide information, but they do not always provide answers. Are you showing deep purple on your urine test strips but not losing body fat? All that tells you is that being in ketosis doesn’t guarantee fat loss.(Which you already knew, right? Right?!) It doesn’t tell you why you’re not losing fat."

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