By now you probably know that regular ketosis and “optimal ketosis” is not the same! Researchers have discovered that there is an "optimal ketone zone" that gives the best results when using a ketogenic diet for weight loss and exercise performance. On regular low carb diets, many never reach those optimal blood-ketone levels. For most people, regular ketosis will not give a strong enough fat-burning to provide significant weight loss over time.
Other researchers, celebrities and bloggers are also becoming aware of this groundbreaking discovery. We have selected a few quotes from them here:
Doctors and researchers
JEFF S. VOLEK AND STEPHEN D. PHINNEY
Doctors Volek (PhD, RD) and Phinney (MD, PhD) are the experts with over 50 years of clinical experience in the use of ketogenic diets, and have together published more than 200 research reports on the subject. They have published several books, including the bestseller "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance". The doctors say the following:
"Ketosis achieved through a regular ketogenic diet usually measures between 0.5 mmol/L and 1.0 mmol/L ketones in the blood, while the optimal ketosis level should be between 1.0 mmol/L and 3.0 mmol/L ketones for best results when it comes to weight-loss and exercise performance."
Dominic D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, USA. In his laboratory, they are researching the use of a ketogenic diet to treat neurological diseases. In 2014, he made the following statement in an interview with "Nourish Balance Thrive":
"What is the optimal level of ketones while in treatment? To put it simply from what I have seen, I would think somewhere between 1.5 and 3 mmol/L is optimal."
Doctor Thomas Seyfried is a professor of biology at Boston College, USA. He is researching the use of ketogenic diets to treat and prevent cancer. He also agrees that there is an optimal ketone zone, and makes the following statement in the book "The Complete Guide to Fasting":
"The key to therapy is prolonged therapeutic ketosis with blood ketones within the range of 3-6 mmol/L, along with reduced blood sugar levels of 3-4 mM."
Tommy Wood is the medical director of the company "Nourish Balance Thrive", which is engaged in improving sports in the United States. Here are his thoughts on optimal ketosis:
"If you are looking for a therapeutic diet and ketosis for cancer or neurological diseases, in particular, I would go for Dr. Thomas Seyfried's recommended ketone level. Plus a goal of 1 GKI (Glucose Ketone Index - the ratio between blood sugar and blood ketones)."
Health and fitness blogger Alex, who describes himself as an avid exerciser writes the following about optimal ketosis in a guest post on the Norwegian blog Lilalife:
"At every meal, I'm eating until satisfied. Still, this is the first time I have managed to stabilize my weight since I was young. My weight has varied between 79 and 82 kg in the last year. This is about the same weight I had when I was in high school... I don't think I would have been able to keep this weight if I had eaten the way I did before."
International bestselling author, podcaster and blogger Jimmi More has been blogging about optimal ketosis for several years. He initially lost a lot of weight on the Atkins diet, but then the weight-loss halted and he gained a significant amount of weight despite remaining on a ketogenic diet. Only when he started measuring his ketone levels and was able to adjust his diet to a level that put him in "optimal ketosis" did it loosen up and he lost a large amount of weight. He wrote long blog posts on his blog "Livin La Vida Low Carb" every month for a year, and posted a full year of daily ketone and blood-sugar measurements. He tells the following about his experience:
“Ketones are great, and in many tissues such as the brain, a far better fuel source than the alternative glucose. Ketosis is also an excellent way to lose body fat. Ketones are merely a by-product of burning fat for fuel. In other words, burning fat generates ketones at the same time. When you are keto-adapted, you generate energy from your body fat and dietary fat. However, when you consume excess carbohydrates, it turns into body fat, which isn't easily accepted as fuel. To be in a ketogenic state– it’s said to be in fat burning “nirvana.” Ketosis causes your body to switch from a sugar burner to a fat-burner. When you are keto-adapted, your energy level comes from body fat and the fat you consume.”
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