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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.
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.
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.
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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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