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    Hi Guys,
    Just started three days ago and already losing weight!
    I was at 219 now 215 lbs.
    I read it takes about 21 days for the body to "reset", and start burning fat for fuel.
    What happens if I have a day where I load up on carbs? Does the 21 day period start all over again?

    Thanks,

    Irv

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    Depends on how much carb you eat, but it only takes 3-4 days if you are vlc.
    This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
    Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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    • #3
      3/4 days if your vic?
      What do you mean?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Irvz View Post
        3/4 days if your vic?
        What do you mean?
        VLC (not vic) means Very Low Carb. So according to Digby you will start to burn fat for fuel in a short amount of time if you are VLC.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Irvz View Post
          3/4 days if your vic?
          What do you mean?
          If your carbs are less than 2og per day you will become a fat burner in 2-4 days. Otherwise, you slip in and out of fat-burning as you take in more or less carbs. I tend to stay in fat burning because I eat vlc most of the time.
          This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

          Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
          Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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