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Old 10-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #6
Alexander Dreyzen
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Re: 28 days in ketosis

Originally Posted by Paulo Santos View Post
The fact that you are not tracking your calories will be a total failure. If you don't get the results you want, how do you know it isn't because you were eating too many calories?
This is a valid point. One of the reasons why keto can fail to get you a six-pack is surplus or even equilibrium of calories. You still need a caloric deficit. Keto-adaptation (4-6 weeks is necessary) prepares your enzymes to burn fat instead of glucose and takes away sugar fluctuations and hunger, making caloric restriction possible.

A clear sign of keto-adaptation for me (and I see it repeated by keto experts), is that you are almost never hungry and can go without eating much longer without even thinking about food.
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