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How long till I get to Ketosis

Hi All,

I have been doing Atkins now for 6 days religiously. I weigh all my salad & veg so I know exactly howmany carbs I am getting, but for some reason I have not got to ketosis yet? Is this normal. I was doing slimming world before this so not sure if gorging myself with pasta and potatoes last week maybe the problem.

Any advise is good!! I have started a diary so you can see exactly what I have eaten and drank :cry:
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you should have got rid of the carbs and be in ketosis by now ........... have you bad breathe , had the flu symptoms , used a ketostix ? keep going ............. any weight loss ? xx


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S: 11st0lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: -0st5lb(-3.25%)
It just took me a day this time....have got a thumping headache & ache like bugger. I get a metal/cheddar like taste, weird, I know.
Hope you get the symptoms soon. Good luck :D


One day at a time :)
S: 16st11lb C: 15st8.5lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st2.5lb(7.02%)
I didn't get any symptoms.
I'm on day 5 & I've had a cheeky jump on the scales and have lost 2lbs so far...

I was already eating fairly healthy so I'm not expecting wowser type losses but I'm definitely in ketosis.

Maybe give yourself the full 2 weeks?
Thanks all for your replys. Have woke this morning with a metaliccy taste in my mouth. The ketostix say I have a trace so think I've cracked it. Have felt tired and off colour a few days but so far generally not had any other symptoms!!!

Yeah looking forward to the weight loss now and week 2.



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S: 16st8.0lb C: 16st8.0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 42.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi Hun,

You are in ketosis!Isn't that metallicy taste disgusting (but gooood!)

Usually takes me 2 days on Atkins but a good 5 or 6 days when I did cambridge!

Keep up the good work!


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