KETOSIS & 3 DAY CHALLENGE
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Ketosis is a metabolic reaction that occurs in the body, when following the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program Intensive phase. This means the body shifts from using primarily carbohydrates to using fats as an energy source resulting in a reduction of body fat stores. Ketones are by-products that are created when the body has to switch to fats as an energy source. It means stores of glycogen or carbohydrates have been depleted. One of the consequences of ketosis is a decrease in appetite, which helps make following the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program Intensive phase much easier. As the Intensive phase causes only a mild ketosis; it is a very safe approach to weight loss.
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Prior to the transition into ketosis, your patients will most likely feel hungry and may experience some side-effects such as
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These side-effects should only last about 3 days and most symptoms usually pass by days 4-6. This is what is referred to as the 3 Day challenge.