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I am going to be completely honest here and tell you, I really have no idea what ketosis is. I could never get passed how close it sounds to keto acidosis, which I am sure is not at all related but it was enough to scare me off. However, I did see a huge drop in inches and 30lbs disappear when I started eating low carb and cutting refined sugar. So I eat low carb without ketosis.
A few years back my mom was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes. Not only is she diabetic but she is what is considered a brittle diabetic. She, along with her doctors struggle to find a good insulin balance so her levels go up and down constantly. This has caused a lot of stress for her as well as for the rest of the family. The worst episode we have dealt with happened quickly and scared the daylights out of all of us.
Mom was not feeling well and ended up in the hospital emergency room. I live very close to the hospital so it is common for me to be with mom when she is admitted. This particular day we stopped into check on her as nurses were rushing to her. We really had no idea what was going on but she was quickly loaded in an ambulance and taken to a bigger hospital. As she left she looked terrible but was still aware and talking.
By time we hit the bigger hospital she was in a coma and on life support. Diabetic Ketoacidosis is where this started and it turned out bad fast. Family was called in from all over and we all prepared for the worst. Thankfully doctors were able to help her and she came off life support. But not before giving us all a huge scare. It wasn’t long after this that through my constant searching for a better way for mom to deal with her diabetes that I came across Emulin. I first looked in to Emulin because of the amazing results a lot of diabetics were having. I heard of a few people getting off their insulin, with Emulin and their doctors advice. And I heard of people having their type 2 diabetes diagnosis reversed. So I was thrilled. (Still get a little excited when I think about it)
Low Carb without Ketosis
However, I quickly realized people were also losing weight by taking Emulin as it cuts 1/3 of the calories absorb by your body and also helps your body better manage any carbs or sugar you do consume. Through meetings and conversations I found a group of people who were using Emulin with their keto diet to help get in and stay in ketosis. I just couldn’t shake how close ketosis and keto acidosis were and I couldn’t shake the picture of my mom laying in the hospital bed on life support. So I couldn’t make myself join in on keto. I did join them in eating less carbs and managed to eat low carb without ketosis and see good results!
However, I won’t deny that many people have seen amazing benefits eating a Keto diet. Also like anything the Keto diet also has its down falls. When you decide to tackle any diet program it is important to check it out and make educated decision. I have looked at low carb and I have checked out the Keto diet and I have researched numerous diets.
Honestly, I found ditching the refined, boxed prepared stuff made the biggest difference in how many inches I could lose. So I eat low carb without Keto because that is what works best for me. Keto wasn’t for me and it’s not for everyone. If you would like to join me on my low carb without ketosis journey come find me on Instagram and follow my families journey.