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Alcohol & lipotrim



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Dangers Of Alcohol When In Ketosis
Hi all,

I cannot remember where I got this snippet from but it may be worth a read as we are now coming into the Christmas period and temptation is always around the corner!!

Link found: Post-exercise ketosis, ketone bodies

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!
Drinking alcohol is a big no, no on a food replacement diet.

The above post is a very good post by Linda who has been a consultant for over twenty years with Cambridge Diet (now known as the Cambridge Weight Plan) which was originally created by the same makers of Lipotrim.

thanks Mimi ,
I definatly wont touch anything :)
stick to my water :)
day 2 for me :)


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Well done Annie on getting to day two!

You would not be in ketosis yet but it would be like drinking on an empty stomach and most light give you a bad hang over and activate the hunger monster...

So you would have to start from day one again and sometimes that is not easy.


No longer a redhead though!
Annie just don't do it! Be strong and keep on your journey you are doing well.... first few days are tough so eat nothing else and drink nothing else and you'll be pleased you did.

Lisa x
Hi Annie,
I would recommend that you stay away from the booze. Got tempted on Good Friday (yo know...forbidden fruit etc) and had 2 glasses of white wine. It hit me like a freight train.
Never again. Still managed a 2 lb loss that week, but I'm on the straight and narrow from now on.
well everyone I went to the party !!......
The food was Amazing , the cakes were unreal, and the alcohol mmmm
so i was told lol
I did it .. i didint eat or drink and the party apart from my water which my bf was getting me from the bar..
there was even popcorn on the tables as it was a movie themed decorated party red carpet as u walked in and the movied clippers and oscars around the place .. really wanted to munch on the popcorn but i didint :) yeayyyy


No longer a redhead though!
Waaayyy three cheers for you! Not a chinking of glass cheers of course x
thanks lisa ....

Im feeling pretty low and crappy at the mo :(


maintaining since June'09
Well Done Annabella ... try not to feel crappy and low :( ..... in 3 months time you will will have lost all your weight and be having a wonderful holiday!!! Picture the ending and try not to dwell on the content. You CAN do it - you've proved that!!! xx

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