What’s the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis?

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One could kill you and the other is the ideal metabolic state. That’s the long and short of it. Ketoacidosis, without treatment, can kill you while being in ketosis means that your body will turn to burning fat for fuel versus glucose in your blood.

If you’re new to the world of the ketogenic diet, you’ve probably heard the word ketosis thrown around, but might be unsure of what it actually what it means. You might’ve also heard of ketoacidosis – yes, it sounds similar, these are two very different things. While one is related to a trendy weight-loss method, the other is potentially fatal.

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