|11-30-2013, 07:36 AM||#3|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minnesota but originally from New Zealand.
WOE: Low carb
Start Date: 9/25/15
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!!!
|11-30-2013, 08:41 AM||#4|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Oct 2012
Stats: 234 /179 / 170?
WOE: A72, ZC
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.
I DO whatever it takes for me
|11-30-2013, 09:08 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
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.
Ntombi: 5'6˝" 40 years old
Started Atkins 8-23-02 325+
bought scale 9-7-02: 318/259.6/180?
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (and other conditions) Summer 2005 after years of misdiagnoses--> food plan went out the window!
Restarted--again--January 3, 2013.
Last edited by Ntombi; 11-30-2013 at 09:10 AM..