FASTING DAY 2

in dtube •  18 days ago


Day two without food ketosis, kicking in.


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Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides energy. Generally, ketosis occurs when the body is metabolizing fat at a high rate and converting fatty acids into ketones.
Ketosis is a nutritional process characterised by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 mM, with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. It is almost always generalized with hyperketonemia, that is, an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood throughout the body. Ketone bodies are formed by ketogenesis when liver glycogen stores are depleted (or from metabolising medium-chain triglycerides). Ketones can also be consumed in exogenous ketone foods and supplements.
The main ketone bodies used for energy are acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate and the levels of ketone bodies are regulated mainly by insulin and glucagon. Most cells in the body can use both glucose and ketone bodies for fuel, and during ketosis, free fatty acids and glucose synthesis (gluconeogenesis) fuel the remainder.
Longer-term ketosis may result from fasting or staying on a low-carbohydrate diet (ketogenic diet), and deliberately induced ketosis serves as a medical intervention for various conditions, such as intractable epilepsy, and the various types of diabetes. In glycolysis, higher levels of insulin promote storage of body fat and block release of fat from adipose tissues, while in ketosis, fat reserves are readily released and consumed.For this reason, ketosis is sometimes referred to as the body's "fat burning" mode.
The difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis is the level of ketones in the blood. Ketosis is a physiological adaptation to a low carbohydrate environment like fasting or a ketogenic diet. There are situations (such as treatment-resistant epilepsy) where ketosis can be beneficial to health. Ketoacidosis is an acute life-threatening state requiring prompt medical intervention; its most common form is diabetic ketoacidosis where both glucose and ketone levels are significantly elevated.

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Great information. Are you feeling more energy now that ketosis has kicked in? I heard that it would feel quite different once you get to that state.

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Yes, today has been quite amazing, I'll post the video tomorrow. Probably around three o'clock, I'm experimenting with the best time to post, have you got any incites ?

Interesting that I came across this today. Our family has started to practice intermittent fasting, since the start of January (all adults). We're doing 3 x 24 hour fasts, and this week I'm doing 2 (maybe 3) 36 hour fasts. Will be watching your posts. Keep it up!

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Thank you for your support, it is interesting the synchronicities that happen in life, I am on my fourth day today and will be posting how I got on yesterday a bit later on, have a great day !

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