Can Ketosis Cause Body Odor?

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3 Weird Ways Your Diet Could Be Giving You B.o.

Online message boards are filled with women asking why they smell since turning their diet and exercise way up (maybe too much?). "When odors are new, that can be a sign that your body is not functioning properly," says disordered-eating specialist Edward Tyson, M.D. Three common offenders: ODOR: Booze REASON: For extreme low-carbers: When ketones (the by-product of a body burning fat instead of carbs) become too elevated in the blood, they can release an alcohol-like odor. ODOR: Bleach REASON: High-protein diets can produce a bleach or ammonia scent, a sign that muscle might be being used instead of fat for fuel, which can slow metabolism, making it harder to keep off weight. (Hit the reset button—and burn fat like crazy with The Body Clock Diet!) See what happened when one woman tried the keto diet: ODOR: Garlic REASON: Picky eaters or those trying to restrict their calorie intake may over-spice the select (or bland) things they regularly consume, which can cause a garlicky aroma. BOTTOM LINE If you're catching weird whiffs, see your GP and, ideally, an R.D., who will help get your body running efficiently again. This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of Wo Continue reading >>

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  1. admo

    Ok guys, strange and gross question- Does being in ketosis give you body odor? I have never had this problem before. When I went to try on some Easter dresses yesterday, I caught a whiff of my armpits in the changing room and it about knocked me over with the stench! I had just showered about 2 hours prior and was wearing the same deo. that I have for 3 years (with no problems). It was 40 degrees outside and I had not been doing anything to make me sweaty, just driving to the store. The only thing I am doing differently is lowcarb. Any clues?

  2. Dodger

    It's most likely excess ketones being gotten rid of through your skin. Try upping your water consumption. The odor should only be a temporary thing.

  3. johnperk

    Never heard of this

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