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Dan Heaney 02-21-2008 10:24 AM

Ketosis question
I've been eating low carb for a while under 100g and closer to 75g the last week. I am fairly sure I'm in ketosis (urine smells real bad). I'm not cutting calories because I don't want to lose strength or lean muscle but since I am in ketosis I want to burn as much fat as I can without restricting calories. What marco ratio would be best? I am currently @ 45%P, 45%F and 10%CHO. I don't want my fat too high because then I won't burn BF for fuel and I don't want my PRO too high because of glucogenisis. Any ideas as to what the best ratio would be? Again I eat low carb mainly because I feel better overall not because I am trying to lose fat. I just want fat loss to be a side effect

Mike ODonnell 02-21-2008 10:31 AM

If you are in ketosis....drink a ton of water...at least a gallon a day...you will see better fat loss.

Dan Heaney 02-21-2008 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell (Post 26564)
If you are in ketosis....drink a ton of water...at least a gallon a day...you will see better fat loss.


Stuart Mather 02-21-2008 02:13 PM

Dan, just wondering why you think being in ketosis means you are burning any bodyfat at all ?. It will only involve bodyfat if you've used up the dietary fat. It's considerably more difficult biochemically to access bodyfat than just use available dietary fat. In the context of restricted carbs, if you are consuming more dietary fat energy than you are expending, bodyfat will just stay put- in a 'net' sense of course, I take it there is bodyfat going in and out of adipocytes all the time.

Also does anyone know how protein that is isn't needed for building/repair purposes is converted to bodyfat or used for energy ?. Is it converted to glucose first, or perhaps slotted into the Krebs Cycle (or some other energy pathway, Citric acid cycle?) in some other form ?. I thought actual gluconeogenesis only occurs on as needed basis, ie. when carb intake is insufficient to supply glucose dependent tissues.


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