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The keto diet — a low-calorie, high-fat eating plan touted by celebrities and Instagrammers alike — aims to activate the metabolic process called ketosis, when our bodies use fat for energy instead of sugar.
The keto diet deliberately places the body in a state of ketosis, where fat is released from cells and turned into ketones, the body’s plan B for energy production.
This results in a short-term ketosis, which is the state where the body burns fat for energy.
Eating plans that cut carbs to less than 50 grams per day can induce ketosis, a physiological state in which your body uses fat cells for energy.
Ketosis occurs in a very low-carb diet when the body breaks down fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
Most healthy adults can tolerate a moderate amount of ketosis but sticking to a strict ketogenic diet can lead to complications such as weakness, fatigue, bad breath and a strange body odor.
However, when carbohydrates are severely restricted, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies to be used as an alternative energy source in a process called ketosis.
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Origin and Etymology of ketosis
First Known Use: 1917See Words from the same year
medical Definition of ketosis
ketoticplay \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective
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