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How Do You Know When Your Body Is In Ketosis?

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How Do I Know If I Am In Ketosis?

[Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you choose to purchase something by using one of those links, I may receive a small financial compensation, at no cost to you.] Ketone testing strips are not reliable, so it can often be difficult to know if you are in ketosis, especially, if you are not losing weight as quickly as you had hoped. Weight loss isn't a sign of being in ketosis, so even if the scale isn't moving, you could still be using dietary fats to fuel your daily activities. To put your mind at ease, we have put together a list of the signs and symptoms of ketosis for you, as well as advice on what you can do to be more comfortable during Atkins Induction. "How do I know if I am in ketosis?" I have been getting quite a few emails and comments lately from people who have been asking me if they are in ketosis. After a bit of discussion back and forth, the conversation usually reveals that: 1) The ketone strips that Dr. Atkins recommended are only turning pink; and 2) They are not losing much weight. Both of the above ideas show a misunderstanding about: the purpose of ketosis weight loss and low-carb diets So, I went searching through the archives to see what Continue reading >>

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  1. GolfIsWhyImBroke

    I switched to a keto diet about 2 weeks ago and I have gotten my macros almost right on the button at 60/35/5 over the last 4-5 days (learning curve!). Are there any physical cues that you get from your body that tells you that you are in a ketogenic state? Also, how long does it usually take to get there? Thanks guys!

  2. tiltedcanvas

    Sometimes your pee will be filmy or have more bubbles in it. It also could smell a lot stronger than usual. You also will notice a pretty major change in your breath - could be fruity/sweet/overripe fruit or metallic. Could just be gross and make your mouth taste weird or unpleasant. Occasionally your body odor can change or become stronger...
    Other early keto adaption 'symptoms' can be
    Extra energy
    Waking up without an alarm, way earlier than regular, rearing to go.
    Sleeping better
    Lack of an appetite
    Vivid dreams
    None of these are sure signs, and not everyone has all if any of them. Eat less than 20g of carbs per day, and you're more than likely in keto.

  3. madhousesfill

    Vivid dreams? So this is the cause. I've been having nightmares EVERY NIGHT.

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