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What Does It Mean to Be Fat Adapted on Keto?

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  Published on October 19th, 2021
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  Last modified July 1st, 2023
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The term fat-adapted (also known as metabolically-adapted) is frequently discussed in the keto world. You’ve seen or heard keto dieters discuss being fat-adapted, and you wonder what it means. How do you even know if you’re fat-adapted while on keto? In other words, how robust is your metabolism? Let’s discuss the meaning, implications, and nuances of being fat- or metabolically-adapted.  Metabolically or Fat AdaptedThe keto diet isn’t just another fad diet made popular in short bursts by celebrities and fitness fanatics. When you’re following a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet, you shift your body into the natural metabolic state called ketosis, where you’re burning fat for energy instead of carbs (glucose). When you enter ketosis, your system starts breaking down fatty acids to form ketone bodies for energy. Research continues to show this natural state of metabolism can be especially beneficial for your health and wellness. Generally speaking, to enter ketosis, you can’t consume any more than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day for several consecutive days. Ketosis might also occur during periods of infancy, fasting, pregnancy, […]…

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