The Real Skinny on Ketosis
Today let’s talk about The Real Skinny on Ketosis, from page 83 of Christine’s book, “Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads…Stop starving, Start Eating…And Losing!”
If you are familiar with the word ketosis, you have probably done some research into low-carb diets. Ketosis occurs when the body receives insufficient glucose during a fast or a low-carb diet. When glucose is not present, fat breakdown is incomplete and results in by-products known as ketone bodies. Your body is breaking down fat—but it is also breaking down muscle and other vital organs (this is, needless to say, a bad thing). Some of the undesirable side effects of ketosis include nausea, fatigue, bad breath, and dizziness, and even worse, abnormal heart rhythms, calcium depletion, and liver and kidney problems.
Many people don’t know about these side effects and believe that ketosis is a fantastic way to lose body fat. In the mid-1990s, during the height of Christine’s fitness modeling days, she says she was one of those people. She even remembers buying “ketone strips” from the drugstore. These were white strips of treated paper you urinated on; if they changed color, that meant you had achieved ketosis. By the third day of limiting carbs in order to achieve this state, she would be half out of her mind, irrational, short-tempered, tired, and confused. Worst of all, she had no idea she was actually slowing her metabolism and breaking down her muscle tissue. The Skinny Chicks program is a much better way to lose fat!
As Christine says, with good nutrition you will like the way you look and you’ll LOVE the way you feel!