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paid4c4 11-30-2013 08:25 AM

A Question About Ketosis
Do you have to be in Ketosis to lose weight with LC?

Patience 11-30-2013 08:31 AM

My thinking is no. But might speed your weight loss.

micheleredit 11-30-2013 08:36 AM

I only lose weight when I am in ketosis. By day 3 when glycogen stores are used up and ketosis hits, the scale starts dropping like mad for me!!!

Trigger828 11-30-2013 09:41 AM

no. many lose good weight on carb limits of (say) 60-80 carbs per day. usually under 50 nc does one go into ketosis is what I read, but many can 'lower' carbs into an acceptable range, keeping track of calories for the day, and still lose weight.

Ketosis is not needed to lose weight. Any controlled calorie, low fat diet can show ya that :)

So even if eating lower carb, one does not need ketosis to lose. but the state of ketosis gives alot of benefits to many.

Ntombi 11-30-2013 10:08 AM

No, there are several low carb diets where the goal doesn't include ketosis, and people can lose weight on them. The South Beach Diet, The Zone, and the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet are a few examples.

The thing about choosing a non-ketogenic LC plan is that you have to be more careful with calories as well as carbs. When you're in ketosis, you get a slight caloric advantage, but also, the higher your carbs, the more you need to limit fat intake.

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