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I'm not in Ketosis

Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by Sandra, 19 August 2007 Social URL.

  1. Sandra

    Sandra Full Member

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    Lost another 4lbs but not in ketosis
    I am thrilled to bits because I have lost another 4lbs at my pop in weigh this morning but I am not in ketosis. When I went for my first pop in weigh 2 days after I started I was in ketosis but I havent been since. My mouth feels really yukky so I assumed I must be in ketosis so I was really surprised this morning when I wasn't. When I asked my Counseller she just said it happens but I would like to know why.

    There seems to be a real emphasis put on being in ketosis and I do understand that once you are you are burning off your body fat but I am just confused as to why I am not there yet. How long should it take?

    I have had a great weight loss I have lost 19.5lbs in 10 days so I am over the moon about that but I just thought someone might be able to reassure me over the lack of my ketosis.
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  3. Helen

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    One lady in our class went through the whole of foundation and her stick never showed that she was in ketosis once.

    I know several people (myself included) who have aimed wrong and missed the stick entirely and I suppose its possible you did the same thing. If you haven't cheated then you must be in ketosis, if you want to check in between weigh-ins you can get the stixs from Boots, I think they are about £6. You are likely to get a darker stick first thing in the morning.

    Dont worry though, your counsellor isn't and your weightloss is brill, well done!
     
  4. Sandra

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    Thanks Helen

    No I havent cheated and I actually took my urine sample in a sample bottle because I was worried that I might miss the stick so she has asked me not to do that next time but pee directly on to the stick.
     
  5. JustJo

    JustJo Cambridge Counsellor

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    Loads of people can't get the stick to turn pink on vlcds, so please don't worry about it - it doesn't mean you're not in ketosis! Remember, vlcds only bring on mild ketosis, so the ketones often get diluted enough to not show pink - some people also find they only show pink at particular times of the day.

    The real test of ketosis is a supressed appetite - if you're not physically hungry in general, then you're in ketosis. The yukky breath is a 'positive' sign too! 19 1/2 lbs in ten days is phenomenal - well done you. :)


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  6. Sandra

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    Oh thanks JustJo that has helped a lot because I dont feel hungry at all and my mouth and breath are pretty unpleasant. I actually feel thirsty all the time because my mouth feels so horrible, so I am actually drinking more like 5 litres a day.

    So I must be in ketosis then just not turning my stick pink. Thats a relief I was beginning to think that I was doing something wrong.

    Thanks Sandra :party0011:
     
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    You're in ketosis - I promise! After my morning wee which was always dark - the high level water consumption meant that in some light I was never sure that I was - although the 8 stone of weight loss and rotten mouth implies that I was!
     
  8. JustJo

    JustJo Cambridge Counsellor

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    You're very welcome, Sandra - i'm glad I was able to reassure you. :)

    I actually tend to discourage my cd clients from buying ketostix, as I consider them to be quite unreliable, and they can cause despondancy if they don't turn pink. As I always say my clients - just do everything by the book and trust that the diet is working correctly!


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    If your wee wasnt fresh that may explain it as it needs to be an instant reading! As justjo says ketostix can be quite unreliable! Hang in there & well done on losses so far!
     
  10. Tiger Girl

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    I stopped using the sticks months ago. If the weight's coming off - you're in ketosis!
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