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How Do You Know When You're Knocked Out Of Keto?

How do you know when you're knocked out of Keto? How do you know when you're knocked out of Keto? So i'm entering my 3rd week of Keto and i'm going cold turkey on carbs. (no tdk/cdk) I've been using ketostix and it'll vary from pink-light purple'ish color. Just trying to cut down 6-8% more bodyfat before i try to maintain. 1. alcohol: Halloween is coming up, and i have a bunch of events to go to after Halloween that involves alcohol. I realize that my blood sugar will be low, so my tolerance will probably be less than usual. So how much alcohol will it take to knock someone out of Keto and how can you tell without ketostix? 2. Nuts/snacking: I have a bad tendency to over snack on mixed nuts. Can they knock you out of keto? (5g carbs per serving, 2g dietary fiber) 1. Pick one night to drink and skip the rest of them or just attend them sober So i'm entering my 3rd week of Keto and i'm going cold turkey on carbs. (no tdk/cdk) I've been using ketostix and it'll vary from pink-light purple'ish color. Just trying to cut down 6-8% more bodyfat before i try to maintain. 1. alcohol: Halloween is coming up, and i have a bunch of events to go to after Halloween that involves alcohol. I real Continue reading >>

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  1. peuleu

    Hi fellow ketoers of Reddit!
    I've been doing Keto for about a month (practice what you preach, eh?) so I'm still a noobie. I've been pretty strict recording everything and keeping carbs <30g. I've noticed the changes as to where I know I've entered ketosis. I've been on (an active) vacation for a week, doing lazy keto. Think I've stayed under 30g a day in food, but might have gone over a bit with alcohol (red wine), though I don't think I've gone over 50g total. The thing I'm finding difficult to figure out is if I can tell if my body is out of ketosis or not. A lot of people here say stuff like they can eat up to 80-100g on an active day and still be in ketosis. I gather this is different for everyone, especially if you're not Keto adapted yet, but my question is: how do you KNOW you're still in ketosis when you eat that many carbs? What happens to your body and how you feel when you go over?
    TL;DR: how can you tell if your body is out of ketosis? What changes do you experience?
    Thanks!
    Edit: thanks for all the responses! To clarify: I'm not worried at all! Just curious! I'm on a vacation where I hike all day and visit vineyards. I know I'm not gonna be strict Keto at the moment. I will be when I get back. I just noticed some bodily changes, and wanted to know what people experienced when they're out of ketosis. KCKO!

  2. anbeav

    Most don't, they speculate. If they gain any water weight or feel more hungry than usual, they conclude they are not in ketosis when that's not necessarily true. I wouldn't stress it, avoid the ketosis anxiety and focus on how you feel.

  3. peuleu

    Good to know! Thanks!

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How Do You Know You're Knocked Out Of Ketosis? : Atkins Diet : Active Low-carber Forums

I stopped using the strips because I drink alot of water and find the strips were getting really light. Many people say "ketosis is ketosis" and it doesn't matter whether the strips are light pink or dark purple. However, I know seeing that light pink can be discouraging even if you know it's because you of the water you're drinking. Personally, I find that in ketosis my urine has a rather strong smell to it :blush: and if it's there, I know I'm in ketosis. It doesn't matter how much water I drink, it's still there. It might not be scientific, but it works for me!In fact, I suppose I could change my name from Pugzilla to Queen Stinkypee, but it just doesn't have the same ring to it, you know? :daze: :D Also, I get a certain taste in my mouth, and if you've been in ketosis, you know what that is. Some people really rely on the strips, others don't even worry about ketosis, as long as they are following the plan exactly, no cheating, and seeing lbs and/or inches coming off, then they know the plan is working. I'm sure there is more wisdom from more experienced LCers, but I hope this helps a little. I guess the question I do NOT understand is why people keep saying "you're either in Continue reading >>

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  1. peuleu

    Hi fellow ketoers of Reddit!
    I've been doing Keto for about a month (practice what you preach, eh?) so I'm still a noobie. I've been pretty strict recording everything and keeping carbs <30g. I've noticed the changes as to where I know I've entered ketosis. I've been on (an active) vacation for a week, doing lazy keto. Think I've stayed under 30g a day in food, but might have gone over a bit with alcohol (red wine), though I don't think I've gone over 50g total. The thing I'm finding difficult to figure out is if I can tell if my body is out of ketosis or not. A lot of people here say stuff like they can eat up to 80-100g on an active day and still be in ketosis. I gather this is different for everyone, especially if you're not Keto adapted yet, but my question is: how do you KNOW you're still in ketosis when you eat that many carbs? What happens to your body and how you feel when you go over?
    TL;DR: how can you tell if your body is out of ketosis? What changes do you experience?
    Thanks!
    Edit: thanks for all the responses! To clarify: I'm not worried at all! Just curious! I'm on a vacation where I hike all day and visit vineyards. I know I'm not gonna be strict Keto at the moment. I will be when I get back. I just noticed some bodily changes, and wanted to know what people experienced when they're out of ketosis. KCKO!

  2. anbeav

    Most don't, they speculate. If they gain any water weight or feel more hungry than usual, they conclude they are not in ketosis when that's not necessarily true. I wouldn't stress it, avoid the ketosis anxiety and focus on how you feel.

  3. peuleu

    Good to know! Thanks!

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Answered Jun 11, 2017 Author has 123 answers and 92.3k answer views Urine strips arent very accurate if youve been in ketosis for awhile. In a fairly short amount of time (a couple of months usually), your kidneys stop excreting the acetoacetate that the strips measure. Betahydroxybutyrate is the main ketone body thats used for fuel, and you will get better at making and consuming that. So using the urine strips is akin to looking for apple cores in someones garbage to determine how many oranges theyre eating. Blood tests are too expensive. Im surprised they remain so expensive. I can usually tell a pretty big difference between Flying on ketosis (when Ive been eating super well - or eating well and supplementing with a lot of ketone supplements ) and being borderline/off. Its pretty hard for me to tell a difference between borderline and off. That to me is one of the biggest benefits of the exogenous ketone supplements - it just makes it easier for me to be in a state of high ketosis. I still cant eat cake and ice cream, but I can put a few carrots on my salad for flavor. Be in ketosis and have your life back. Continue reading >>

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  1. Melissa_Carver

    Hi all! I’m new here and to ketosis, 10 days in and feeling great!
    So I was listening to the 2 Keto Dudes episode on sweeteners and they were talking about how one sweetener or the other would “knock them out of ketosis.” How do you know when you’ve been knocked out of ketosis? Is it a blood sugar thing? Or are you using a ketone tester (blood/breath/urine strip) to verify?
    (Note: I’m T1D, 25 years now, diagnosed as a kid. I just started wearing my CGM again today to try to level off the blood sugars and adjust my basal rate in my insulin pump as needed. If I can tell by blood sugar if I’m knocked out of ketosis that would perfect and so easy for me!)

    Thanks in advance everyone!

  2. Ernest

    Most likely from experimentation to test tolerance.
    I did a protein tolerance experiment and I’d test my ketone readings, using the Precision Xtra, a few times after eating a large amount of protein .
    I bet one could do the same experiment with sweeteners.

  3. Rian

    There are a few sure ways to know if you are in ketosis. In my opinion the most reliable and easiest way is to acquire a blood ketone test meter. Many people here like the Abbott Precision Xtra. The strips to test ketones are a few bucks each but if you try eBay you can usually get them a little cheaper. You will have to do a fair amount of testing in the beginning to see what foods do what to your ketone levels but after awhile you’ll become familiar with the do’s and don’t and will only need to test or occasion.

    Testing for ketones isn’t a requirement but it is nice to know what’s going on without resorting to guessing.

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