Even though I said earlier that weight loss is not dependant on exercise I decided to take on stationary bicycling for heart health and circulation.
Even though I previously stated what I learned from Dr. Laurie is that people have a tendency to overdo, they either hurt themselves or make themselves sick. So yesterday after my second day of exercising… I threw up. Now, you have to appreciate that I am not a good thrower upper. When I throw up, any time, every time, I throw up ALL the blood vessels in my face burst. On my cheeks, my forehead, my chin, my neck, and yes, even my eyelids. I am red and disturbingly blotchy for at least 48 hours. I repeat 48 HOURS! When my dad came home he was telling me about his day and then stopped abruptly and said ‘what happened to your face?’ thanks dad.
I needed to find out why this happened. The Keto diet, which is defined as a low carbohydrate and high fat diet is from the word Ketogenic which is the process that causes your body to burn fat faster.
Definition of Ketosis: Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. The body starts to burn body fat.
Eating carbohydrates prevents ketosis which is an accumulation of ketones. When you are on a low carb diet, that amount of ketones can cause nausea and other negative reactions like throwing up. So ironically I did exactly what Dr. Laurie said not to do, I over exercised.
The lower your food is on the glycemic index the less glucose it will deliver to your blood stream and therefore the less insulin that your pancreas must produce to transport the glucose to your cells. So the less insulin you produce the less likely that you are going to store fat. That is the point of the Keto diet. Ketosis being a good thing. With the change in the amount of carbohydrates I am eating now, my experience yesterday outlined how I need to do my exercise in moderation, for now at least.
So today, I backed off on my exercise. No throwing up. Yay!
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