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How Do I Know I'm In Ketosis?!!! (without Ketostix)

Yesterday, I felt very different than usual. I had so much energy throughout the day, and I could not sleep last night.Today I feel the same way, and think I am in ketosis. If that were true, how long would it be safe for me to remain this way before eating a potato or two lol? What are the symptoms of being in ketosis? I didn't feel hungry after eating yesterday or today and know that I am not getting enough calories. At 11am today I ate 3 slices of bacon, and 3 eggs cooked in the fat, plus 1 tablespoon(approx.) of a cheddarcheese and butter blend I made. I don't know how to describe the feeling but kind of this "giddy high" lol. Can someone share some good links or books/information on ketosis? By the way I am 18 and female. Continue reading >>

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  1. Shakim28

    I started on Monday, I've been eating less than 1500 calories a day and I have been hitting all my macros. I haven't had a day where I went over 5 grams of net carbs. The flu hasn't hit and I don't think I have keto breath or keto pee yet! Someone please explain how I am supposed to know?

  2. DownhillYardSale

    Did you just start?
    Did you eat less than 100g of carbs in the past 24 hours?
    Yes?
    Are you dead?
    No?
    Congratulations, you are in ketosis.
    Something that is interesting here is that there are 2 definitions for what ketosis is on this subreddit.
    Clinically ketosis is having beta-hydroxybutyrate levels in your blood over 0.2 mmol/L.
    Few here test that so we don't technically know whether they are in ketosis or not.
    The ketosis most people refer to here is that their body is primarily burning FAT for fuel instead of GLUCOSE.
    In this sense... if you eat 20g of carbs, you'll be in ketosis.
    Without measuring your blood we cannot state emphatically/clinically what your state of ketosis is.

  3. bidnow

    You trust us and save your money from not buying ketostix and buy bacon or Kerrygold butter instead.

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How Do You Know If You Are In Ketosis?

So, how do you know if you’re in ketosis? Once you become fat adapted, and are regularly in ketosis, you often feel a surge of energy, mental clarity, a nootropic effect or sense of balance. However, these are feelings and to get an accurate and scientific reading you will need to test your ketone levels. We produce three different ketone bodies: acetone, acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate and you can measure them using one of the methods below. When you first go into ketosis your liver will produce excess ketones (more than your caloric requirements) and these will be excreted through the urine. All you have to do is wee on the end of Ketostix, wait 15 seconds–like a pregnancy test–and then match the colour with the chart on the packaging. A reading of 0.5mmol of ketones indicates mild ketosis. Therapeutic ketosis occurs between 2mmol to 5mmol of ketone levels; this is when you really experience the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and healing effect of ketosis and is the point at which bad cells are starved of glucose and recycled back into the system (apoptosis). Above 5mmol denotes that you are in even deeper ketosis but studies have shown that there is no added metaboli Continue reading >>

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  1. Shakim28

    I started on Monday, I've been eating less than 1500 calories a day and I have been hitting all my macros. I haven't had a day where I went over 5 grams of net carbs. The flu hasn't hit and I don't think I have keto breath or keto pee yet! Someone please explain how I am supposed to know?

  2. DownhillYardSale

    Did you just start?
    Did you eat less than 100g of carbs in the past 24 hours?
    Yes?
    Are you dead?
    No?
    Congratulations, you are in ketosis.
    Something that is interesting here is that there are 2 definitions for what ketosis is on this subreddit.
    Clinically ketosis is having beta-hydroxybutyrate levels in your blood over 0.2 mmol/L.
    Few here test that so we don't technically know whether they are in ketosis or not.
    The ketosis most people refer to here is that their body is primarily burning FAT for fuel instead of GLUCOSE.
    In this sense... if you eat 20g of carbs, you'll be in ketosis.
    Without measuring your blood we cannot state emphatically/clinically what your state of ketosis is.

  3. bidnow

    You trust us and save your money from not buying ketostix and buy bacon or Kerrygold butter instead.

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When Do I Know If I’m In Ketosis?

Those on a Keto diet eat foods high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs in order to get the process of Ketosis to kick into place. When Do I Know If I’m In Ketosis? Ketosis occurs when you stop burning carbs as fuel and you start burning ‘ketones’. Click here to read more about the process Ketosis. One of the major benefits of ketosis is that is helps us to burn fat and therefore lose weight. Unfortunately there is no red light which flashes to tell us that are our bodies are in Ketosis (wouldn’t this be handy). There are kits which you can supposedly purchase in the chemist which indicate if your body is in Ketosis, but how reliable these are I am not sure. The natural way to test is to look out for signs and symptoms which can give us clues: Bad Breath Acetone, a ketone that is found in our urine and breath is more prevalent on the Ketone Diet because the levels of it in our bodies are higher. It can be unpleasant and leave a nasty taste in your mouth which some describe to be fruity or a metal-like taste. Strong Smelling Urine Again, because the levels of acetone in your body are increased as above, it is likely that you will notice in increase in the smell of y Continue reading >>

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  1. Colleen

    I know its a stupid question, and Im sure some will say " you just know". I have been losing weight , but Im not sure if its because Im not eating carbs , or just eating better? probably both. Is there anyway to tell without wasting $$ on those ketosticks things?

  2. Phil

    Measurement is the only way to tell for sure, but as you regard that as a waste of money you're left with symptoms. Good luck.

  3. mariakk

    Hi Phil,
    Where would you suggest to buy the ketosticks from and if there are more types of ketosticks which type? Do they sell them in the pharmacies freely? xx

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