Ketosis - how long does it take?

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  1. katie_oxo

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    Hi

    I started on Friday morning and am just wondering how long it takes to get into ketosis? I've not had any of the 'symptoms' that people have mentioned (yet) such as bad breath or a funny taste in my mouth and was just wondering when it is likely to kick in.

    Cath
     
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    I was just into ketosis when I went to my pop in on the Sunday after starting on the Friday too. Only just, but by my meeting on the Thursday I was definitely in ketosis!
    Well done on starting. How have you found the first weekend?
     
  4. katie_oxo

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    Thanks for the info Anna - my counsellor gave me some sticks to pee on so I might give one a try in the morning then.

    It's been okay to be honest, not been hungry at all or had a headache or anything - was a bit achey in the muscles and joints yesterday but think that that was probably just me :)

    How long have you been doing LL now? And how are you finding it?

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    I'm in week 8 and I've lost 38.9 lb. So far so good but I am very very determined. I decided to do LL back in October, but wanted to wait until after CHristmas, get that first hurdle over with. I have upped my water too, gets easier as you go on too.
    Good luck
     
  6. katie_oxo

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    Thanks :) I've been doing unofficial weigh ins on my scales and it's looking good so far, now just have to keep it that way.

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    Hi Katie

    Ketosis usually takes 3 or 4 days, the achy feeling you had in your joints may be a sign I seem to remeber my body ached all over. Not everyone gets the same symptoms so it is difficult to gauge.

    When do you have a pop in that will usually tell you how you are doing.

    Well done for making it over the weeken, weekends are the hardest for me, not because of being hungry, but everything seems to revolve around food there is too much temptation out there lol.
    Good luck
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    [​IMG] Katie,well done 2 u for starting LL. Ketosis is a funny thing some peeps get in withing 2/3 days and some take longer.It can depend on if u had a diet high in carbs just b4 u started LL or some peoples bodies just take longer, but dont worry hun as u will get into ketosis very soon no matter what.
    Take care ands have a good day xx
     
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    I've just peed on a stick and it turned a medium pink -- I don't have the bottle to compare it though as my LL Counsellor just gave me three sticks and said I was aiming for pale pink --- hopefully this is ketosis. I'll find out soon enough I guess as I've got my 1st weigh in on Wednesday (arghhh) :)

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    If its any shade of pink you are now in the wonderful world of ketosis, enjoy xxxxx
     
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    Ooh thanks Toots - that is good news :)

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