I received an email today from WebMD telling me I should “Lose 10 Pounds the Right Way.” Because I need to lose 10 lbs (ok maybe 20) this peaked my interest. So I clicked. And read this–>
…"Simply cutting lots of carbs – a common dieting strategy – can be
dangerous, Gerbstadt says. When your body doesn’t have carbs to burn for
your metabolism changes into what’s known as ketosis – and fat is
instead. You’ll feel less hungry, and eat less than you usually do –
long-term ketosis can cause health problems.
"Ketosis decreases oxygen delivery to the tissues, which puts stress on eyes, kidneys, heart, liver," Gerbstadt says. "That's why the low-carb, high-protein Atkins diet is not really safe for people with diabetes. Diabetics need to try to stick with a more balanced diet so your body can handle nutrients without going into ketosis." "...
Are they trying to scare people who may confuse "ketosis" with "ketoacidosis"? Regardless of the input of nutrients, all are changed into glucose (in varying percentages), and insulin is used to shuttle the glucose into cells. So we don't necessarily need to literally 'burn fat' into ketones for energy, right?
I am a bit confused on this. Would someone help me out?