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Froufy
11-06-2003, 11:10 PM
Live and learn - Did you know that just because you are in ketosis this does not necessarily mean you are burning stored body fat?

I didn't.....it seems that ketosis signifies that yes, your body is using fat for fuel, instead of glucogen/glucose, BUT this may be the fat you are ingesting on a daily basis (the high fat part of the Atkins diet) and not stored body fat.

I always thought that if the sticks were turning pink, that I was burning body fat - and I guess I was wrong!

More info can be found at: http://www.countcarbs.com/advice/LCG_Myth_Reality_Ketosis.htm

and http://www.countcarbs.com/advice/looking_for_purple.htm

So does this mean I don't need to test or buy any more strips? I can usually tell (from metallic taste) when I'm in ketosis and I use the strips as a boost to show I'm burning fat - but maybe that's the olive oil I had with dinner?:?: ...and not the stuff that's been sitting on my hips for awhile!

Froufy;)


StarPrincess
11-07-2003, 12:49 AM
Oh, how frustrating! Especially when it's been stated pretty bluntly that trying to do low fat and low carb together is not at all a healthy thing. Big heavy sigh!

On the bright side, it must be doing something because look at how well we're all doing! :D

Jamlinrich
11-07-2003, 04:07 AM
You have a point star. I think it's important to remember that we can overthink things sometimes. It's definitely good to be informed and get as much info as possible but especially in regards to a controversial topic such as Atkins there is still so much unknown that we can drive ourselves nuts.

Thing to remember!!! We know the basics work. Stick to the basics!!!
:)