Ketosis?

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  1. ellabellaboo

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    Hi again, still sticking to it. Finding it reasonably easy, do need to drink more water than what I am.

    Sorry if i sound thick but how will I know when Ketosis is happening? I'm waiting for my Atkins book to come, so i'm sure it will explain in there.

    Thanks

    Shell xxx
     
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    Normally you get a metallic taste in your mouth and your breath might be a bit smelly. Some people get headaches and/or mild flu symptoms and some people feel cold. Probably everyone is a bit different, I always fell fluish but don't get bad breath.
     
  4. ditzeeblonde

    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    I get the metallic taste in my mouth, cold feet & glow in the dark wee!! The biggest sign yr in ketosis is that yr not hungry! x
     
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    Yeah I don't think there's any definite sign, more just lots of hints that you are like lass says and ditzee says. Metallicy breath and the flu etc. I wouldn't get too hung up on it. Just make sure you keep your carbs super low (i.e. under 20g a day - read, re-read and RE-READ every label on the back of the packet) and the rest will follow.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, will keep an eye ot for any of those signs!
     
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    I get the metallic breath all the time and feel a tad ummm smelly, didn't get the burst of evangelical energy...and I really, really want glow in the dark wee! :D So jealous, Linz!

    Since I started Atkins in August, here's the pluses and minuses -

    Plus -
    - no bloating
    - no blowing off (honestly, it was all the time, I felt like a very old, colon-less person sometimes, not a 40 something with all her bits, I could have played trumpet for an orchestra lol)
    - no more reflux
    - much less of a dodgy tum (which I've now realised was due to milk and evil carbs)
    - losing weight easily for the first time ever.

    Bad side - IBS which I get from too much red meat. Beware the pie :)

    Taz is spot on - assume nothing about what you buy, as the contents of stuff can really vary from brand to brand, and from lite to full. I could feel myself screaming inside the first time I used full fat mayo - but it works a treat.

    Jim said in his sticky that over his long but amazing journey, he got to learn what did put weight on and what didn't - he listened to himself. That really resonated with me, because I never stopped long enough to listen to my body - just kept shovelling in potatoes and pasta and baked beans (sometimes altogether, with cheese on top) and hoping for the best.

    If you get the flu symptoms (I did a bit, but not too badly - I think water was the key there), focus on the fact that it will pass. Your body is just re-adjusting itself.

    Hope that helps.

    Susie :D
     
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    Remember some people have no signs - I'm thinking if you have been very low carb since 1st November you will already be in ketosis.
     
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    Dietkitty Rebel without a calorie

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    I only went 100% (again!) on Monay morning and could 'taste' the effect of ketosis last night. All day headache today, not hungry and very manky breath :)
     
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    Stinky breath, bad BO, smelly fluorescent pee. YAY :bliss: :bliss:
     
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    welocme to the zone :)
     
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    the mad energy is how i know oh and the sticks :D
    i still get bloated though. prob all the water!
     
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    Dietkitty Rebel without a calorie

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    Don't think I've ever had glow in the dark pee, but then I don't tend to look lol. I will now though haha.
     
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    It's easier when you're a bloke. ;)
     
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    Wish i could get the mad energy, im like a sloth!! (minus the fleas):4635:
     
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    Dont you get the energy?
     
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    I don't either :(
     
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    oh boo :(
     
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    me neither.....in fact the only way i know is to test, and i spend more days out of it than in it, still trying to work out why, i'm strict with the carbs, doing everything i should be doing, but still it seems a bit hit and miss for me.
     
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    when I was at my biggest on days off I was in bed all day, i was so tired and everything an effort!! :4633:
    Not like that now, im decorating today!
    so I suppose I do have more energy but not like I would have thought.
     
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