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    My apologies for being too lazy to search the forum. Is ketosis good or bad? I mean I know (I think LOL) it means you`re burning fat but I thought I read in Taubes book that it shouldn`t be excreted through urine? Help
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    It's fine. I wouldn't aim for it, but some people seem to do a lot better on it. I don't.

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    I`m not aiming for it but I`ve been Primal for about a month or so. My carbs hover from 50-70 daily and out of curiosity I did a check this morning and discovered I was in ketosis.
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    It's a normal, natural metabolic state.
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    It is not a problem as long as it is not a problem for you :-).

    But seriously - most people seem to tolerate it well, some like it very much, and a very small number seems to run into serious trouble (eg heart palpitations / arrhythmia). If you only realised it with the stick chances are you are alright....

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    Thanks guys.
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    Ketosis makes me smell!

    And I'm not just talking about the strong smelling pea, but my body odour goes through the roof. Whereas normally I can go most days without any anti-perspirant, when I'm in ketosis my thai chrystal stick doesn't work at all, and my 'natural' aluminium free roll-on also struggles to contain the stink

    One question; If you are in ketosis is it supposed to increase body fat loss? Or is it that it increases your body's ability to use the fat you eat as fuel rather than your body fat?

    I don't really have much, just a little around the love handles and covering my lower abs. I'm not actively trying to lose it (not actively trying to be in ketosis either, just don't normally get enough carbs from the veggies I normally eat to get me out of it), but I was wondering if I'm Ketosis, whether it it should be going anywhere?

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    Ketosis means that you are burning fat for energy, as opposed to glucose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Ketosis means that you are burning fat for energy, as opposed to glucose.
    Thanks Dragonfly. So when in Ketosis, I take it that I really need to keep my fat intake up then?
    (not that I have a problem there... especially after just discovering Batty's Blueberry Butter Balls. Gonna have me some fun tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misabi View Post
    Thanks Dragonfly. So when in Ketosis, I take it that I really need to keep my fat intake up then?
    (not that I have a problem there... especially after just discovering Batty's Blueberry Butter Balls. Gonna have me some fun tonight
    If you want to lose body fat, then actually dropping your fat intake slightly and IFing will help. If you don't want to lose, then of course, eat them Butter Balls!

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