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Ketosis & Energy! Keto Adaptation Muscle Mass & Weight Loss

by Derrick

Ketosis & Energy!
Keto Adaptation Muscle Mass & Weight Loss

Hi Mark,

I have been following your advice for several months and have seen marked improvement, but I have a few questions for you that I thought you could help me with.

My main concern is Diet.

I have been eating the way I believe you would like...but I was hoping for more specific guidelines i.e. how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat.

I have eliminated ALL grains from my diet as well as ALL sugar except for fresh fruit.

I eat eggs (3-4) per day, beef, chicken, pork, tuna, etc.

I eat cups after cups of broccoli and brussel sprouts, almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, lots of olive oil, etc.

Despite this, I still seem to feel less energetic than I would while eating some carbs.

Maybe this is normal and I just need to stick it out. I'm not sure how much I is enough or too much.

Any info would be great!!


Ketosis & Energy!
Keto Adaptation Muscle Mass & Weight Loss

Hello Derrick,

You've been fueling the metabolic fires with sugar and carbs most of your life.

For some, the transition from carb burner to fat burner can be difficult.

The catch phrase here is "keto-Adaptation" a physical state where your body begins burning fat instead of sugar for fuel.

In my book, this is the optimal state of affairs for homo sapiens.

Anthropological studies of hunter gatherers have found that these people operate in a constant state of Keto-Adaptation, otherwise know as ketosis.

For these groups, consumption of dietary carbohydrate was opportunistic, random, and infrequent.

Juxtapose that with modern humans where carbohydrate consumption is a year around affair, with a twinkie, donut, or 32 ounce soda hidden around every corner.

You made the right move jumping off the sugar roller coaster, as the advantages of ketosis are many.

Once adapted, your system begins breaking down your own fat stores to fuel the body's normal, every day functions.


Dietary fat that is not burned as fuel is often excreted out through the urine as a waste product, further increasing calorie expenditure.

Ketosis & Energy!
Keto Adaptation Muscle Mass & Weight Loss

Here's the real kicker, especially for a man looking to max out testosterone levels.

While in ketosis, you can lose weight rapidly, without burning up muscle in the process.


Because the body has large quantities of fat to burn for fuel, so it never needs to turn to the proteins in your muscle as a glucose source.

You can't say the same for a non keto adapted carb burner....

When his carbs, stored in the liver and muscle in the form of glycogen, dry up, things go downhill rapidly.

To generate fuel, his body will immediately go after his muscle, and convert it to glucose, through a process known as glucogenesis.

The keto adapted state sidesteps this muscle wasting issue in brilliant fashion.

Ketosis & Energy!
Keto Adaptation Muscle Mass & Weight Loss

I have a feeling you may have fallen into heavy ketosis due to your lack of energy.

Keep in mind, a deep ketogenic state is not necessary or required here.

In other words, you can operate on the fringes of ketosis and still gain all the benefits discussed above.

Based on my experience, anything around 100 grams a day will keep you well within that zone.

Especially if high intensity training is a normal part of your weekly routine.

Bump your carbs right up to that threshold, and you should be fine.

Good luck!

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