Can you have too many ketones in your body while doing the Atkins diet?

Can you have too many ketones in your body while doing the Atkins diet? Topic: Can you have too many ketones in your body while doing the Atkins diet?
July 18, 2019 / By Ernie
Question: I am insulin resistant and taking 1700 mgs of Metformin twice per day. I started the Induction Phase approximately 4 days ago and have already lost 7 lbs. I became very dizzy today. Can I increase my carbs a little and still remain in ketosis?
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Colton Colton | 7 days ago
I would stop that foolish and dangerous diet asap. Go to Dr. McDougall's site and check out what he has to say about Atkin's ridiculous diet.... http://www.drmcdougall.com While we're at it... how come you're taking so much Metformin? Why not get that down to 1000mg or less... I did. In fact, my most recent blood test revealed that my HbA1C was 5.8. Curious as to how I did it? You should be. Sure in the hell wasn't on Atkin's nonsense diet. Read more here if you want to get healthy: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type...
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Colton Originally Answered: Atkins diet?
The Atkins is one of the healthiest, most effective diets you can go on. But, remember that a low carb diet should be a life-long habit. When I first heard about the diet about 8 years ago, I was very skeptical, so I did a lot of reading and research. I was also in the Army Reserve at the time and they calculated my body fat percentage once a month. Lastly, and very importantly, I was the director of a hospital laboratory, so I could monitor my blood and urine values. I was amazed at how well I felt once I crossed over into ketosis. I had so much more energy and felt much more alert. I rarely felt hungry because my blood sugar stayed rock steady at around 100-105 mg/dl whether I was fasting or not. I ate at least 2000 calories a day. My hemoglobin went up and all of my chemistries improved, especially my cholesterol and triglycerides. I lost about 30 pounds within about 5 months and all of it was fat - I lost absolutely no muscle mass. A side benefit of this diet is that it will stop the progression of diabetes type II. My mother and my two brothers are diabetic and they've been able to get their blood sugar under control by restricting their carbs. Once you lose the desired fat, you can slowly increase your daily carb intake, but remember that a low carb diet should be lifelong. The maintenance diet is very healthy and emphasizes plenty of vegetables, protein foods, moderate amounts of fat, limited fruits, and very few starchy foods. Keep the sugar out of your diet. I do recommend, before you start this diet, you thoroughly read "Protein Power" as well as the Atkins book so that you thoroughly understand why this eating plan works so well and why it is so important to control your blood sugar and insulin levels. By the way, in my research I was unable to find a single legitimate "negative" about the diet, nor was I able to demonstrate any negatives while monitoring my own lab values.

Ariel Ariel
Well, it would be very rare for someone without Type 1 diabetes to develop large ketones causing serious harm, but guess what...it actually supposedly has happened to someone on the Atkins diet in the UK. They died. Due to that, I have say that persistent ketosis in which the urine ketones are greater than trace is not a good thing. More than likely you are dizzy due to dehydration, as the majority of the initial weight loss is water weight. Replace your fluids and electrolytes (Pedialyte, Gatorade). I suggest you reintroduce carbs, and work to maintain a balanced diet including whole grain complex carbs such as brown rice, oatmeal, and beans. Add lean meats and good fats like olive oil. You can also buy Ketostix at the pharmacy to check for urine ketones. You should not have anything higher than trace or small amounts present. If you increase your carbs, you more than likely will not remain in ketosis, BUT the point is that you are feeling sick and your body is starving for carbohydrate, so why wouldn't you want to?!
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Trudi Trudi
personally, I would get off the diet. That particular diet has come under a lot of criticism over the past couple of years. You shouldn't lose 7 pounds in 4 days because it's a rather dangerous loss. As for your question, you won't be in ketosis if you increase your carbs and I would highly recommend that.
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Sammie Sammie
The point of the Atkins Diet is to put you in keto-acidosis.[ sp?] I know the diet works but I never understood how people didn't get ill from it?
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Sammie Originally Answered: Atkins diet.?
1. Atkins is great, if you make it a lifestyle rather than a quick weight loss diet. Just like with ANY other diet, when you stop and resume your old ways the weight will come back. 2. Losing weight "quickly" is actually not a good idea. Not only will it predispose you to health problems and loose, saggy skin, but it also doesn't give you a chance to learn good, healthy eating habits. 3. 1000 calories a day is NOT enough, you cannot be getting all the nutrients you need to function properly. This will catch up with you and damage your health. Eating too few calories will also slow down your metabolism and hinder weight loss. Instead of worrying about calories, concentrate on the quality of the food you are eating. When you eat quality, healthy, nutrient-dense foods and pay attention to what your body is telling you, you can eat until you are satisfied (NOT stuffed), and naturally fall into a calorie range that is appropriate for your body.

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