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Bad Breath From Low Carb And Low Calorie Diets

LOW CARB DIETS AND BAD BREATH Losing weight can be good for your overall health and well-being, but certain diets come with some undesirable side effects. For example, low carb and low calorie diets can cause acetone breath or so called “keto breath,” which is sometimes described as abnormally sweet or fruity breath. Acetone breath is a symptom of ketosis – the process in which your body starts to burn stored fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Bad breath due to ketosis can also occur when you are not eating enough, usually in conjunction with fasting or doing a diet that is very low in calories. How do you prevent bad breath while dieting? When low carb and low calorie diets cause acetone breath, the only way to eliminate it in the long-term is to change your diet. Consider adding more carbohydrates to your diet, for example whole wheat breads and pasta, and brown rice, and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help flush out the ketones from your body. Good oral hygiene can also help alleviate bad breath temporarily while you are trying to lose weight. Continue reading >>

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  1. boobear

    Hi everyone, I've done keto/low carb on/off last few years. Got really keto serious three weeks ago. On the whole last week my husband pretty much wanted to puke every time I spoke near him as he said my breath was soooo bad. I drink tons of water, chew gum etc. It was making me so self conscious that I went off the next day. It's been two days off and Breath is better but I really hate the way I feel eating carbs. Is there any tips for the keto breath, will it pass, and if so after how long??? It is literally the only thing that stops me from going back! Thanks in advance!

  2. Jessica

    They say that burning fat can cause bad breath due to chemicals released in the process. It's metabolic and not hygiene related. It doesn't usually last forever! Don't let it discourage you! Keep drinking lots of water

  3. boobear

    I'm trying really hard not too! I'm going to get back on tomorrow and keep ketoing but I hate being paranoid about my breath :(.

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