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Hello Community New here,
Today was my first day on this app!!! A year ago I did all this work/math in my head or my planner and lost 25 pounds. Love that it is clear and done for you here, hope I can double that wink
Could not keep from being a statistic and have gained back and more due to the emotional/psychological components or you can call it just plain old irresponsible...
It has been about a week on Keto, wanted to know if anyone out there is using MCT and KETO OS ? And how that has made a difference for them. I have read and listened to about 12 hours + research but still am conflicted that is it an expense urine or actual exogenous components working to make a real difference in fat burning?

    • Bump.

      We have a very knowledgeable person here doing MCT keto and I believe she used coconut oil instead of the MCT oil.

    • laura_gs has a Gold Membership
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      Dec 09 at 08:49 AM

      I'm not the expert Kris is referring to but I'm going to throw my 2 cents in...

      Coconut oil contains MCTs but MCT oil has a higher concentration (that's why it's a liquid at room temp) and some don't have the coconut flavor (which I hate).

      I'm not 100% sure but are you taking exogenous ketones (ketone supplements)? If not, I apologize in advance because I'm going to share my opinion on them.

      Taking exogenous ketones is not a good idea. Humans have NEVER had a situation in nature where we would produce and use ketones even while experiencing spikes in insulin related to carbohydrate intake. In fact, if you have insulin levels above fasting and are taking ketones, those ketones will likely just be converted to fat.

      If your looking to be in a truest ketogenic state, fasting and HFLC are really your best bet.

    • Laura, you are correct I had somebody else in mind but now that you have popped in you certainly do qualify as an expert on keto. You have done an incredible amount of research and are very well-versed in it.

    • laura_gs has a Gold Membership
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      Dec 10 at 05:33 PM

      Thanks JSong (stealing Sky's really is great!!)

      I really don't think I would consider myself an expert...yet. I've learned a lot and have done a time of research but only limited experience. I think it's been about 6 weeks now.