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Can't Get Into Ketosis Despite Doing Everything "right" ... I Think? : Keto

by greater__fool F 27, 5'5" SW: 125, CW: 125, GW: 113, SD 2/6/15 Good morning ketoers! Hopefully this doesn't just turn into a rant, I'm genuinely seeking advice here. I'm starting Day 7 of eating keto today and I feel at a loss because I'm still not in ketosis. I've read the FAQ and just about every keto material I can get my hands on (still need to read Phinney's and McDonald's books but I'm living in Guatemala right now and it's hard to get my hands on them). Anyway, I use MFP to calculate my macros and electrolytes. My average day looks like this: PreBreakfast:Glass of water with these supplements: Omega 3 fish oil, kelp, turmeric, Vitamin D, Niacin1/2 tsp. of lo-sodium salt with potassium washed down with water Breakfast: Bulletproof coffee (8 oz coffee with 2 T butter, 1 T heavy cream, 1-2 eggs) ... we don't have coconut oil in Guate, womp womp Lunch:Cauliflower mash (2 c finely chopped cauliflower sauteed in 2 T olive oil, topped with 2 T butter and salt)2 c. Spinach topped with 1 T extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp. red wine vinegar, salt and pepper Snack:1/2 scoop soy isolate protein powder 1 stick mozzarella string cheeseCup of homemade beef bone broth with 2 seasoning cubes Continue reading >>

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  1. JVo

    Hey there,
    I've now done 3 full days of Atkins and am on my 4th day. The keto strips are absolutely in the "negative", with no trace of ketones whatsoever. Any suggestions?
    Here's my daily diet:
    calories fat carb prot fat cal carb cal prot cal sum cal
    2 eggs 140 9.9 0.8 12.6 89.1 3.2 50.4 142.7
    2 sausage 90 5 0 11 45 0 44 89
    salmon 150 8 0 19 72 0 76 148
    mayo 50 5.5 0.3 0.1 49.5 1.2 0.4 51.1
    chicken - dark meat,
    no skin 150 5.1 0 23.9 45.9 0 95.6 141.5
    2 string cheese 160 12 1 12 108 4 48 160
    low carb meatloaf 244.4 9.23 8.32 30.55 83.07 33.28 122.2 238.55
    2 eggs 140 9.9 0.8 12.6 89.1 3 .2 50.4 142.7
    2 sausage 90 5 0 11 45 0 44 89
    omelette:
    egg 70 5 0.4 6.3 45 1.6 25.2 71.8
    egg white: 85 g 41 0.1 0.6 9.2 0.9 2.4 36.8 40.1
    olive oil 40 4.5 0 0 40.5 0 0 40.5
    reduced fat
    string cheese 60 4.5 0 5 40.5 0 20 60.5
    sum 1425.4 83.73 12.22 153 753 48.88 613 1415.45
    53% from fat
    3% from carbs
    43% from protein
    Here are the beverages consumed (0 calories):
    2 cups regular coffee
    1 cup decaf coffee
    1 vitamin zero
    1 sparkling mineral water
    tap water otherwise
    I am a 105 lb female. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  2. JVo

    Darn, I spent all that time trying to format those columns but it bunched them all together. In any case, I added up grams of carbs, protein, and fat, then multiplied them by 4,4,9 to derive carb calories, protein calories, and fat calories...

  3. Blackjack68

    Originally Posted by JVo
    Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Wait more than 3 days.
    Especially if you're new to keto, it can take longer, and ketostix are notoriously unreliable (especially if well hydrated). Don't sweat the confirmation, just keep carbs low and you'll be in ketosis soon.

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3 Months Strict Zero Carb - Can't Induce Ketosis. What To Do?

Hello All, I???ve been trying to get into ketosis for 3 months, and I can???t seem to do it. I???m someone can give me some insight on what???s happening and how to induce ketosis in stubborn adaptors like myself. I???m a 43 year-old male, 5???7, 94 kg. I???ve been on a strict zero-carb diet for 3 months. Almost immediately on going zc I found that joint and muscle aches and pains that I???d had for years disappeared. I???ve also suffered from depression, and my depression is in remission. Which is amazing. However, after a full three months of being super careful zero carb, I am still not in ketosis, and I???m utterly exhausted most of the time. For the first month, I ate a wide variety of foods but kept my carb intake to as close to zero as possible. I was not in ketosis after a month, so I transitioned to an all-beef diet for 6 weeks. Over time I found that I was gradually feeling worse and worse ??? I simply had no energy, and each day was a long struggle just to do basic things. About three weeks ago I started reintroducing other food ??? cheese and eggs, at first, and then butter. This helped somewhat with brain clarity, but the low energy continued. A week ago at the suggest Continue reading >>

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  1. MICHAEL

    I have had great success with two rounds of Atkins in the past (each time losing over 50lb).
    But I have had two recent attempts to get back into the diet (on a quite rigorous induction regimen) and it is like the "mechanism" has broken. My body is not going into ketosis after 2 or even 3 weeks on the diet and (unsurprisingly) this is also reflected by lack of weight loss or measurements loss; and, indeed, on the latest attempt . . . I put ON three pounds. Whereas previously ketone strips were highly reactive (bright pink) they did not show ANY color at all after the induction periods. Obviously, absent the fat-burning, then a relatively fat-heavy intake is bound to result in weight gain. I also do not have that sense of increased energy that comes with being in fat-burning mode.
    It is almost as if my body has learned something about the diet and it will no longer cooperate with it. Either that, or it is something to do with being older (near 60).
    Has anyone else seen this phenomenon, and have they found any strategy to get around it.
    I always felt Atkins was a reliable way for me to be able to shed pounds, but without its "magic bullet" I feel rather lost as to what to try, as I have had very bad lucky with restrictive calorie (and other) diets.
    [ed. note: MICHAEL (2768058) last edited this post 8 months, 4 weeks ago.]

  2. Kathryn

    Ketostix are unreliable, throw them away and just follow the rules. If you do, then you have to be in ketosis because the body doesn't have carbs to burn for energy so it uses fat instead - if it didn't then you'd be dead!
    Putting on 3 pounds suggests that either you're eating too much, eating the wrong things or have some intolerance to something you're having. Without knowing what you eat on a typical day and how much you eat, then we can't really help. Post a list of what you're eating and we'll take a look.

  3. Ellen

    If you aren't getting into ketosis (and Kathryn is right about the ketostix) then somewhere you're taking in too many carbs and/or too much protein. If you are actually in ketosis but not losing...Or indeed gaining, then you are either sensitive to something you're eating...Like sweeteners for instance, or you are generally eating too much.
    Post a days menu with quantities and we'll take a look

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How Do I Get Into Ketosis?

If you are not in ketosis, you’ll want to evaluate your carbohydrate intake from everything you’re eating and drinking. You may be consuming more carbohydrates than you realiz e, possibly from unexpected sources. Don’t forget to check package labels for the total amount of carbohydrates per “serving size”. The amount of restricted carbohydrate intake that allows most people to achieve a state of ketosis is somewhere in the range of 50-100 grams a day. The exact number depends on the individual, so it is important to experiment and find the number that works for you. Keep in mind that physical activity plays a role. You will burn more carbohydrates and fat when you are more active. If you have a particularly sedentary day, you may find that you need to decrease your carbohydrate intake to achieve ketosis. As you lose significant amounts of weight, you may also find that you tolerate fewer carbohydrates to achieve ketosis. Increasing your activity level or adjusting your carbohydrate intake at this point can help. If you are consistently losing at least 2-3 pounds/1-1.5 kg. a week (4-5 lbs/2-3 kg. in the first week), combined with the other “symptoms” of ketosis such as Continue reading >>

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  1. JVo

    Hey there,
    I've now done 3 full days of Atkins and am on my 4th day. The keto strips are absolutely in the "negative", with no trace of ketones whatsoever. Any suggestions?
    Here's my daily diet:
    calories fat carb prot fat cal carb cal prot cal sum cal
    2 eggs 140 9.9 0.8 12.6 89.1 3.2 50.4 142.7
    2 sausage 90 5 0 11 45 0 44 89
    salmon 150 8 0 19 72 0 76 148
    mayo 50 5.5 0.3 0.1 49.5 1.2 0.4 51.1
    chicken - dark meat,
    no skin 150 5.1 0 23.9 45.9 0 95.6 141.5
    2 string cheese 160 12 1 12 108 4 48 160
    low carb meatloaf 244.4 9.23 8.32 30.55 83.07 33.28 122.2 238.55
    2 eggs 140 9.9 0.8 12.6 89.1 3 .2 50.4 142.7
    2 sausage 90 5 0 11 45 0 44 89
    omelette:
    egg 70 5 0.4 6.3 45 1.6 25.2 71.8
    egg white: 85 g 41 0.1 0.6 9.2 0.9 2.4 36.8 40.1
    olive oil 40 4.5 0 0 40.5 0 0 40.5
    reduced fat
    string cheese 60 4.5 0 5 40.5 0 20 60.5
    sum 1425.4 83.73 12.22 153 753 48.88 613 1415.45
    53% from fat
    3% from carbs
    43% from protein
    Here are the beverages consumed (0 calories):
    2 cups regular coffee
    1 cup decaf coffee
    1 vitamin zero
    1 sparkling mineral water
    tap water otherwise
    I am a 105 lb female. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  2. JVo

    Darn, I spent all that time trying to format those columns but it bunched them all together. In any case, I added up grams of carbs, protein, and fat, then multiplied them by 4,4,9 to derive carb calories, protein calories, and fat calories...

  3. Blackjack68

    Originally Posted by JVo
    Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Wait more than 3 days.
    Especially if you're new to keto, it can take longer, and ketostix are notoriously unreliable (especially if well hydrated). Don't sweat the confirmation, just keep carbs low and you'll be in ketosis soon.

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