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  • #16
    Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
    I'm a little confused.

    Does this mean that not having a big appetite = being in ketosis?

    Lately I've had a very low appetite, often not needing or wanting breakfast or lunch and simultaneously feeling energized. Even when I do get hungry, I don't really feel like it's an emergency, and can easily postpone eating as long as necessary. But I'm eating high carb+sugar, relatively low fat.

    Does this mean I'm in ketosis, too?
    No, eating high carb+sugar it's never going to happen. Eat ~30 grams of carbs for 3 days or so and it's guaranteed.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Tercio View Post
      No, eating high carb+sugar it's never going to happen. Eat ~30 grams of carbs for 3 days or so and it's guaranteed.
      Hmmm...ketosis is when the body burns stored fat as energy, correct?

      So, theoretically, if a person was even eating ONLY carbohydrate, but still eating below their daily required caloric requirement, they'd HAVE TO dip into fat reserves to make up the difference. How is that different from low-carb ketosis? Seems like both ways of eating end up with the same result: burning fat for energy.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by BestBetter View Post
        Hmmm...ketosis is when the body burns stored fat as energy, correct?

        So, theoretically, if a person was even eating ONLY carbohydrate, but still eating below their daily required caloric requirement, they'd HAVE TO dip into fat reserves to make up the difference. How is that different from low-carb ketosis? Seems like both ways of eating end up with the same result: burning fat for energy.
        I may be wrong, but my understanding of ketosis is when there's not enough glucose for the brain to use, so the body is forced to make ketone bodies which the brain can also use for energy. So I would assume that if you're getting enough carbohydrate your body won't go into ketosis. That doesn't mean your body won't burn fat though... people can and do burn fat eating high carb/low fat diets. If you've got an overall calorie deficit the energy for your body to survive on has to come from SOMEWHERE.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Owly View Post
          Not ketosis, but metabolically flexible and healthy.
          +1

          I've noticed to that if I eat heavily one day, the next day I can fall into an IF without realizing it. As Dr. Davis says, you "forget" to eat.

          Is there any reason someone can't be in a temporary ketosis, for example for a few hours, simply depending on how you're eating?
          5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by oxide View Post
            I've noticed to that if I eat heavily one day, the next day I can fall into an IF without realizing it. As Dr. Davis says, you "forget" to eat.
            Is there any reason someone can't be in a temporary ketosis, for example for a few hours, simply depending on how you're eating?
            No reason why not. This is what Mark refers to as The Fat Burning Beast metabolism, shifting back and forth with no difficulty.

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