Ketosis one minute next not, how can this be ?

Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by Andyroo, 25 August 2010 Social URL.

  1. Andyroo

    Andyroo Member

    Posts:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    18st8lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Hi all,

    wonder if someone can help me. I've been on atkins for 5 days and am having some trouble, yesterday I was well in ketosis and today I'm not. the only thing I can think of is the atkins advantage bar. are they likely to do this does anyone know ? other things eaten were omlette, (Egg only not milk) and turkey breast. black coffee too. 2 cups and a shed load of water, yesterday I was over flowing with energy just like I expected to be and all was great, this morning well ........ fuzzy head and an unreactive stick. not impressed.

    Thanks Andy.
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Steve S

    Steve S Full Member

    Posts:
    406
    Likes Received:
    9
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    Hi Andy, welcome aboard! :)

    Some people report that the Atkins bars cause stalls, and have far higher carb counts than you'd expect.

    Second, don't rely too heavily on the sticks for an accurate report on whether you're in ketosis or not. They just indicate whether surplus ketones are being expelled in your urine. You can have a non-responsive ketostick and still be in ketosis.

    A far better indicator is if you're not feeling hungry, or have that metallic taste at the back of your mouth.
     
  4. Andyroo

    Andyroo Member

    Posts:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    18st8lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    Hi there

    Thanks for this, I was starting to panic, well I'm not feeling hungry at all I have to say, might stay away from the bars though ! for the price of them I wouldn't expect them to do that.

    Thanks very much.

    Andy.
     
  5. MissyMustDoIt

    MissyMustDoIt Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    19
    Start Weight:
    146.1kg
    Current Weight:
    141.1kg
    Goal Weight:
    69.9kg
    Lost(%):
    5kg(3.42%)
    Diet:
    Atkins/bariatric surgery/Slimmm
    throw away the sticks lol. ive seen people in ketosis (as per the sticks) not losing weight....i bet you wouldnt have even noticed the sluggish feeling if it werent for the sticks....

    unless you actually eat carbs knowingly....thats when you know your out of ketosis!

    x
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,932
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    I wouldn't trust the sticks either personally, as Steve mentioned I always went by the other indicators.
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,932
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    oh, and if you've been on Aykins for 5 days now Andy it may be the first sign of Atkins flu.
     
  8. Andyroo

    Andyroo Member

    Posts:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    18st8lb
    Current Weight:
    18st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Atkins
    HI everyone thanks for the advise. I've not been eating carbs knowingly and have been really careful so hopefully all should be good. still not feeling hungry I have to say and am feeling ok.

    what's all this atkins flu ?

    A
     
  9. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Posts:
    27,932
    Likes Received:
    249
    Start Weight:
    25st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st1lb
    Lost(%):
    11st13lb(47.71%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Atkins Maintenance
    ah well, it's when you force your body into using fat as an energy source rather than carbs, it give you flu like symptoms and can last for a couple of days.
     
  10. Zimara

    Zimara Yummy mummy to be!

    Posts:
    639
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st3lb
    Current Weight:
    11st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st2lb(9.36%)
    Diet:
    Atkins - ANA
    Re Atkins bars;

    I eat them and don't get stalled by them, I only have them as a treat though:)

    Agreed about the ketostix. If you've excerised you may have used all your ketones thus none in your pee pee. Also if you are drinking lots of water your pee pee maybe be to diluted to give a posative registration.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...