Keto Weight Loss First Week
If the fasting continues for 72 hours and stored glucose has been significantly depleted, insulin levels in the blood
decreases, and the body will use fat as its primary source of fuel.
In the absence of glucose therefore, the liver will produce ketones by metabolizing fat.
Physiologically normal people will experience a form of ketosis – increase in ketone bodies in the blood – when they are
fasting intentionally or not.
In keto diet, the level of ketone bodies in the blood is controlled so as not to reach the state of ketoacidosis, which is a
However, how long ketosis occurs and how high the ketone bodies in the blood are will depend on a case to case basis – such as fat percentage and basal metabolic rate of a person.