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Unread 06-01-2013, 07:06 AM
Chetan Barokar Chetan Barokar is offline
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Default Keto diet on maintenance cals

If one starts keto diet on maintenance cals, and after 2-3 weeks when brain is deriving 75% of its energy from ketones, and ketones are produced from FFA, wouldnt that 75gms of ketones cause fat loss? I mean 4.5cals/gm of ketone is being produced from 9cals/gm of FFA. Thus to produce 75gms of ketones, body will metabolise 150gms of fat. I know there is some disconnect in the theory. I am unable to find. Please pinpoint.
And sorry if this has answered before. I looked into google search and couldnt find it.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 07:47 AM
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1 gram of FFA produces 2 grams of ketones

Calories always balance and there is no magic.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 08:20 AM
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Thank you. I am an idiot. And I misinterpreted the thing.

But still, this means brain will utilize around 38gms of FFA in ketosis. That is still 342cals. For a small person, that would amount to significant deficit on maintenance calories.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 08:23 AM
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No. Because those calories from ketones are just what would have come from glucose instead. There is no magic.
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Completely understand now. Thank you very much.
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