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What Does Your Breath Smell Like When You Re In Ketosis?

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Ketosis Symptoms

Ketosis symptoms are a result of the way the body gets rid of the excess ketone bodies which build up in the blood stream when a person eats a low carb, ketogenic diet. In short, the body has three ways of dealing with excess ketone bodies: First, the muscles liver and brain can burn them for energy in the cells. Second, the body can breathe ketones out through the lungs. And third, the body can flush ketones out through the kidneys and urine. Legionella Testing Lab - High Quality Lab Results CDC ELITE & NYSDOH ELAP Certified - Fast Results North America Lab Locations legionellatesting.com The ketosis symptoms associated with the benign dietary ketosis caused by eating a low carb, ketogenic diet are not dangerous. They may differ for each individual, with the most common symptoms being: Ketosis breath, which has a fruity odor, and the person in deep ketosis may feel a sort of slight burning in the nose and a slight smell of ammonia. Dry mouth, which is alleviated by drinking more regular tap or bottled water. (Reverse osmosis water will make this worse.) In the first week of beginning a ketogenic diet, most people experience frequent urination followed by fatigue, as insulin levels Continue reading >>

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  1. LisaJA

    I'm 5 weeks in and for the past 2 weeks I've had truly repellent, revolting bad breath . My friends and family have rated it about a 7 or 8/10 . My teenager has to open the car windows , it's that bad ! It's ruining my social life - I wouldn't go to a party last weekend for fear of breathing on people :-( I've read up on it as much as I can find and checked - no, it's not down not drinking enough water. No, it's not down to eating too much protein. No, it's not down to oral health care - I brush, I floss, I mouthwash and tongue scrape .( And my mouth is actually loads fresher since removing sugar from my diet .) I read a reply somewhere to a similar question and the person enquired whether the post writer was in weeks 3-6 ..... so this leads me to ask, has anyone else had the bad breath ( possibly just between weeks 3-6 ) and then it gone away ? I really do want to stick to keto, I've lost over a stone already and have another 5 to go .... but this bad breath is a deal breaker ... Please tell me it gets better ........... please ....

  2. charlie_simms

    Strangely, I never got keto breath.

  3. pueve

    Me neither! At least I don't think that I've got kept breath! How do you know that you have it? What does it taste like?

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