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How do I know I'm in ketosis?!!! (without ketostix)

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Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Created April 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM

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.

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10 · April 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Probably not if you're aiming for short term performance. It probably takes up towards 5-6 months before the body can perform better on ketosis than on a high carb diet.

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245 · April 16, 2012 at 11:31 PM

@sess, thank you for this link. I was planning on going into ketosis, but it sounds like it might not be the best thing for me while I am training for a half-marathon.

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1489 · April 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

how many weeks of strict protein/fat consumption does it take you to get into proper ketosis? ive been really consistent and strict with my diet for 6 weeks and im still waiting for that big energy boost...most of the time I cant get by without a good few coffees

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1200 · April 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Ha ha ha! You beat me to the punch line! My wife won't come near me. I get a lot less kisses than I used to.

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78417 · April 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

So if my wife won't kiss you....

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78417 · April 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Well in my case? My wife won't kiss me and urinating smells like cat pee. :)

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1200 · April 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Ha ha ha! You beat me to the punch line! My wife won't come near me. I get a lot less kisses than I used to.

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78417 · April 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

So if my wife won't kiss you....

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80 · April 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM

If you want to drink your coffee, make it a Bullet Proof coffee. It's the best, and it keeps you satisfied for quite some time.

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8979 · April 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Start with Jimmy Moore's website. He has TONS of info on ketosis. Personally, I wouldn't worry about ketosis, but think more about being a good fat burner, not how many ketones you have floating around.

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20908 · April 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I tend to feel a little drunk and happy, not hungry, and have a good constant level of energy.

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1489 · April 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

how many weeks of strict protein/fat consumption does it take you to get into proper ketosis? ive been really consistent and strict with my diet for 6 weeks and im still waiting for that big energy boost...most of the time I cant get by without a good few coffees

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10 · April 16, 2012 at 7:37 PM

You don't really need to check, after a few days on a low carb diet you WILL be in ketosis (unless you eat more than 50 g carbs per day or so). Breath, urine and sweat might smell like aceton due to unused ketons, this should disappear when the body learns to handle them better though...

http://josepharcita.blogspot.se/2011/03/guide-to-ketosis.html is a guide that I've enjoyed reading, very detailed and informative.

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10 · April 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Probably not if you're aiming for short term performance. It probably takes up towards 5-6 months before the body can perform better on ketosis than on a high carb diet.

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245 · April 16, 2012 at 11:31 PM

@sess, thank you for this link. I was planning on going into ketosis, but it sounds like it might not be the best thing for me while I am training for a half-marathon.

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