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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Women, ketosis, and weight loss
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2016, 11:23:04 AM »
I'm afraid I don't know much about the effects of coffee.

Regarding fat, if I were to guess, I would guess that there was an evolutionary benefit to women storing sufficient fat to build a baby, and no such benefit for men.  An insulin effect from fat would allow women to store fat even on a ketogenic diet.

One should keep in mind that genetic differences between the sexes are significant; humans are about as similar genetically to chimpanzees of the same sex as they are to humans of the opposite sex.

However, that's just a guess; sometimes we have empirical data without a proven theory to explain it.

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Re: Women, ketosis, and weight loss
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2016, 02:47:43 PM »
6 months - what exercise were you doing at the same time?

During my very 1st (and longest) ketosis / Atkins i was only walking (daily for 1h at least) and swimming from time to time; i started lifting later on.
I am not sure about other ways of eating (i am new to Paleo), but Atkins, which is quite similar, works one way when you do it 1st time and then very differently next times. Ideally, one wouldn't fall off the wagon at all, but would keep the phases as Dr. Atkins had outlined them in the book, alas with my work and travelling abroad/ staying there for prolonged periods of time, it was not possible. :(

(Sorry for the late reply :( )