Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Five

I weighed in at a relative's house yesterday. I am down 1o lbs in two weeks! I am so proud of myself. I even turned down cheesecake yesterday! Even with people trying to convince me that a little bit wouldn't hurt me.

Five Frequently Asked Questions regarding ketosis:
  1. What is Ketosis?

    Ketosis is a biological process whereby the body switch to primarily burning fats as a source of fuel. Ketosis occurs when body fats are broken down into ketones.

    Ketosis works by breaking the cycle of excessive insulin, which prevents a normal functioning body from converting fat tissue into fatty acids and ketones to be use as a source of energy.
  2. Is Atkins Ketosis safe ?

    Atkins Ketosis without caloric restriction is safe and poses no danger to heart, kidney, blood or bone health. Some individual may experience bad breath as a side effect of Ketosis.
  3. What are Ketones?

    Ketones are the by-products of burning fat. The more fat you burn the more ketones are release in your urine. Ketones in your urine is chemical proof that your body is burning fat.
  4. How do I test for Ketones?

    Lypolysis testing strips are extremely convenient aid to measure ketones in the urine. Refer to the package labels for measurement of the level of ketosis.
  5. How long does it takes to get into Ketosis?

    It takes two days for the body to get into ketosis as the body can only store a two day supply of glucose in the form of glycogen. Controlled carbohydrate intake while on atkins diet results in depletion of the body glycogen store.

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Jennifer said...

Wow! You are a star! Congrats on your journey thus far. Love your blog!

Vikki said...

Woo hoo congrats on the weightloss. You'll have to explain the number days to me sometime. I can't wait to see what Monday is... Monday Million? giggle

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.