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Ketosis?

S: 17st5lb C: 17st0lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 40.8 Loss: 0st5lb(2.06%)
#1
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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#2
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.
 

*Michael*

Silver Member
S: 14st3lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 19.7 Loss: 3st8lb(25.13%)
#4
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.
 
S: 17st5lb C: 17st0lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 40.8 Loss: 0st5lb(2.06%)
#5
Thanks for the replies, will keep an eye ot for any of those signs!
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st11lb C: 21st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 52.6 Loss: 3st8lb(14.41%)
#6
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
 
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
#9
Stinky breath, bad BO, smelly fluorescent pee. YAY :bliss: :bliss:
 
#10
welocme to the zone :)
 

LVLLM

Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
#11
the mad energy is how i know oh and the sticks :D
i still get bloated though. prob all the water!
 
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
#13
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.
It's easier when you're a bloke. ;)
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st11lb C: 21st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 52.6 Loss: 3st8lb(14.41%)
#16
S: 16st2lb C: 14st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 2st0lb(12.39%)
#19
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.
 
S: 17st8.5lb C: 17st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 40.1 Loss: 0st5.5lb(2.23%)
#20
Dont you get the energy?
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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