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  1. lipoliz

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    Hi Guys,

    After some advice please. I have been working nights over the weekend and only managed 2 flapjacks and 2 shakes over a two day period. Just did'nt fancy them during the night shifts. Not sure if I should incorporate the two spare shakes into the rest of my week or just leave them??? Also, I have a big night coming up at the end of July, if I have a few drinks, how will that affect my ketosis state? Will I become inebriated much quicker?? Don't wan't to make a fool of myself.

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    Scotsmist Life is not a Rehersal!

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    Hi Liz

    REgarding drink......please read this, very important you dont touch alcohol whilst on LT..very dangerous!!

    Post-exercise ketosis, ketone bodies

    DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL IF YOU ARE KETOTIC!
    Alcohol is a powerful inhibitor of gluconeogenesis. In fact, it forces part of the gluconeogenic metabolic process into reverse. This means that if all the glucose in the blood is being derived from gluconeogenesis then the consumption of alcohol will inevitably cause the blood glucose level to fall. Worse still, the alcohol also stops ketone body production, thus leaving the brain entirely without fuel.
    A person who is ketotic is 100% reliant on gluconeogenesis to maintain adequate levels of glucose in the blood. If, under these circumstances alcohol is taken, the person will become disorientated and might lose consciousness, not just from the alcohol, but from low blood sugar. Needless to say, this could be very dangerous, and even fatal.
    Alcohol does not have these effects if the glycogen stores in the liver are normal. Under these circumstances the blood glucose level in the blood is maintained by the breakdown of liver glycogen, a process that is not influenced by alcohol. If a person becomes confused under these circumstances it is due simply to the pharmacological effects of the alcohol


    Re: your intake of shakes/flapjacks. Personally, I would say take your three a day! Your body needs them, more for the vitamins and minerals. Yes, you may feel ok, but longterm it wont do you any good and you will feel tired and listless! I wouldnt incorporate them into your week, I would just make sure you take your three each day from now on.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care
     
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    Hi Scotsmist,

    Thank you so much for this information. I never realised it would be that dangerous to drink alcohol, just thought it would affect me quicker than normal. Sparkling water it is then! Hopefully not working nights for a while so having my 3 a day won't be a problem.

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    Your welcome Liz
    Sparkling water is wine...just pretend ;-)
     
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    Hi Liz

    yeah i would steer clear of the alchohol too either that or refeed for a week but then you will have the issue of getting back into ketosis the next week.

    I missed a couple of shakes out 1 in my 1st week an 1 in my 2nd because i didnt have time to fit them in but I read on here that if you dont have them all then you can go into starvation mode, if i were you i wouldnt worry about the 2 you have missed but just make sure you have 3 a day from now on good luck with the diet too xxx
     
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