KETOSIS

#1
Not sure if posted in correct place, but perhaps someone here can help me.

I have a friend in TA who is currently losing weight, very successfully, by following a low carbohydrate diet. This however causes large amounts of ketones and a trace of protein to be present in her urine on testing.

She is shortly to take up an FTRS post. When attending Chilwell, would the presence of ketones etc in her urine cause her to fail the medical?? She is reluctant to come off the diet as it is working so well for her.

Many thanks
 
#2
I have a question, I've got this 'mate'. If, when he has a blood test, all the results are off the chart, but 'he' can think of a vaguely plausible explaination, can he still join the Army?
 
#4
He/She should be under the care of her GP whilst on such a diet and should take evidence from them stating that she is capable of continuing to perform her current level of work.

However if the job shes/hes going to is deployable then.... probably not.

Hope thats slightly more helpful.
 
#5
Thank you. No not deploying and currently downgraded medically due to her weight. Is following this diet with her doc s blessing, so will suggest she gets certification from him prior to attending Chillwell.
 
#6
I'm not surprised at the ketosis.
Low carb diets are all very well, but once the body has burned its quick acting energy it then starts on the fat reserves and hence ketosis.

Just how low is the carb diet? Not the atkins diet is it?
 
#7
Not as extreme as the atkins but carbohydrate strictly limited to "low GI" carbs (whole grains, nuts etc) and lower carb veg and fruits.

Since my initial post she has been in communication directly with the med centre at Chilwell and has spoken to one of the doctors to clarify the situation and is acting on their advice.
 
#8
mwl946 said:
Thank you. No not deploying and currently downgraded medically due to her weight. Is following this diet with her doc s blessing, so will suggest she gets certification from him prior to attending Chillwell.
Downgrading for weight issues is not allowed. Fcukin ridiculous, she is not ill she is fat, which tw@t of an MO downgraded her? Whoever it is needs to get a grip. :x
 
#9
D0lly86 said:
mwl946 said:
Thank you. No not deploying and currently downgraded medically due to her weight. Is following this diet with her doc s blessing, so will suggest she gets certification from him prior to attending Chillwell.
Downgrading for weight issues is not allowed. Fcukin ridiculous, she is not ill she is fat, which tw@t of an MO downgraded her? Whoever it is needs to get a grip. :x
Oh sorry i was supposed to be helpful aswell!! It wouldn't normally cause a problem as long as her weightloss is documented and managed by an MO, but then if her MO downgrades her for being overweight who knows what might happen!
 
#10
D0lly86 said:
mwl946 said:
Thank you. No not deploying and currently downgraded medically due to her weight. Is following this diet with her doc s blessing, so will suggest she gets certification from him prior to attending Chillwell.
Downgrading for weight issues is not allowed. Fcukin ridiculous, she is not ill she is fat, which tw@t of an MO downgraded her? Whoever it is needs to get a grip. :x
Seconded, weight issues are self inflicted, the nanny culture pats fatty's on the head and coos, "It's okay love, it's not your fault, it's a disease. Let's spend lots of tax payers money fighting this together."

I've a prescription for your friend: Cut out the nut job diet, cut down on your portions and get down the gym, it's not hard to do
 
#11
D0lly86 said:
Downgrading for weight issues is not allowed. Fcukin ridiculous, she is not ill she is fat,
Fatness is an illness. It's classed as 'the inability to refrain from stuffing your fat moon face with lard based products'

Of course she should have been downgraded. Think herself lucky - in my Utopia she'd be used as fuel.
 
#12
D0lly86 said:
mwl946 said:
Thank you. No not deploying and currently downgraded medically due to her weight. Is following this diet with her doc s blessing, so will suggest she gets certification from him prior to attending Chillwell.
Downgrading for weight issues is not allowed. Fcukin ridiculous, she is not ill she is fat, which tw@t of an MO downgraded her? Whoever it is needs to get a grip. :x
So you would have her classed as fit and open for promotion etc would you? If you don't downgrade such people you could be the one trying to compensate for lard arrses inability to do her job.
 
#13
Markintime said:
So you would have her classed as fit and open for promotion etc would you? If you don't downgrade such people you could be the one trying to compensate for lard arrses inability to do her job.
We're (the Army) so short numbered, down graded personnel get promoted anyway
 
#16
mwl946 said:
My apologies, I understood I posted in a serious forum, not the NAAFI.
While you're on a repenting streak maybe you could accept penance for being a 'youth leader' whilst posting pictures of yourself in the gallery and basking in all the comments about being bummed? Just a thought.
 
#18
no doubt all the cocks that replied to your question are ultra fit six packed 22/Para Bootnecks or are many of them bandwagon jumping cnuts?
Seek advice from her RMO before the test. It is easy to get your ketones back one track and in my experience takes a sugar laden snacks.
Good to see someone addressing their problems. And yes I do drive a desk.
 
#19
mungeous said:
no doubt all the cocks that replied to your question are ultra fit six packed 22/Para Bootnecks or are many of them bandwagon jumping cnuts?
Seek advice from her RMO before the test. It is easy to get your ketones back one track and in my experience takes a sugar laden snacks.
Good to see someone addressing their problems. And yes I do drive a desk.
or perhaps they realise that it is a soldier's duty to keep him/herself fit for duty.
 
#20
Markintime said:
mungeous said:
no doubt all the cocks that replied to your question are ultra fit six packed 22/Para Bootnecks or are many of them bandwagon jumping cnuts?
Seek advice from her RMO before the test. It is easy to get your ketones back one track and in my experience takes a sugar laden snacks.
Good to see someone addressing their problems. And yes I do drive a desk.
or perhaps they realise that it is a soldier's duty to keep him/herself fit for duty.
Yes Mark, you have it exactly and that is why she is addressing the issue.
 

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