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What is metabolic adaptation?

Understanding Metabolic Adaptation

Your body's metabolism is incredibly adaptable. When you change your diet or fasting routine, your metabolism adjusts accordingly. This process is known as metabolic adaptation.

During ketosis, your body shifts from using glucose as its primary fuel source to burning fat for energy. This metabolic switch can initially lead to decreased energy levels as your body adapts to using fat for fuel.

However, as you become more fat-adapted, your energy levels stabilize, and you may experience increased mental clarity and physical endurance. Intermittent fasting also triggers metabolic changes.

When you fast, your body enters a ketosis metabolic state, breaking down fat for energy. This process can lead to increased fat burning and potential weight loss.

Last updated: May 23, 2024 14:03 PM