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I am in ketosis by virtue of my bariatric diet (and confirmed via labwork). I ordered some exogenous ketone supplements. Are they going to "boost" the fat-burning or are they just bull? They were only 12 bucks so *shrug*

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I certainly wouldn't count on it. The ketosis thing is just the latest fad in the diet business - if it actually worked, we would have been doing it all along (they like to say that this has been "known" for 70-100 years - if it really worked, why would they have stopped doing it and gone on to other diets?) All the ketosis means is that you are burning fat from somewhere - either from your stored fat or from you diet. One can be in ketosis and not lose any weight if one eats to much, so it is not an indicator that you are doing what you want to do - burn your fat stores. I was "in ketosis" as I was losing, as indicated by my lab tests, but I was no where near a "ketogenic" diet - typically more on the order of 100-120 g of carbohydrates per day, but I was still burning my stored fat because I was in a caloric deficit (eating less than I was burning) which is ultimately what it takes.

Put this stuff on the same shelf (or bin) as the all of the miracle metabolism boosting potions.

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Forums are just anecdotal evidence at best for all questions, we can only give our own experiences not based in hard science. We are all individuals and what works for one person won't necessarily work for another. There is no magic formula, stop looking for one, keep track of what works for your body long term, and that changes over time. In the beginning virtually any type of major deficit will cause weight loss regardless of type of consumption. Again you have to figure out what works for your body. Good luck.

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I've never heard of such a thing.

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I take a whole bunch of rando supplements touted to do this or that. I have no clue if any of them have factored into my weight loss. My trainer is big on those sorts of things. Not "diet pills", but things like CLA, arginine, inosine, etc. I read some article about the exogenous ketones because they were featured on Shark Tank and they were cheap so I was like whatever sure. lol. I am around 50g of carbs a day and 800 calories. I'm sure I am losing by virtue of that alone, but I guess any placebo mental boost can help, right? lol. Will keep you all posted... they arrive today. If I notice any crazy drastic drop or anything, that'll be my indicator.

Edited by mousecat88

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