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Sorry, keto fans, you're probably not in ketosis

Then again, you shouldn’t be anyway.
tired runner

You probably aren't in ketosis, even if you want to be.

Keto is hard. If it’s not hard, you’re probably not doing it right.

The diet gets billed as a miraculously enjoyable diet—eat all the fat you want, just cut out the carbs. But the ketogenic diet (also called keto) was never supposed to be fun. It was supposed to treat severe epilepsy. And as a medical treatment, it was only intended to be administered under the supervision of trained nutritionists and physicians. The professionals would be able to monitor patients for potential problems and ensure that their diet was actually keeping them in ketosis—a metabolic state where your body switches from using glucose as energy to using ketone bodies, which come from body fat. They

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