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Bryan
01-14-2003, 12:42 AM
I just started keto today and was wondering if theres anyway to tell once you're in keto?

FrusWeighted
01-14-2003, 01:29 AM
Get some Ketostix from your local pharmacy. You pass them through your piss stream and they change color showing how deep into ketosis you are.
Also, having a dry mouth and bad breath as a result of ketones being excreted through respiration is another tell tale sign that you are in ketosis.

Bryan
01-14-2003, 09:28 AM
So im going to constantly have bad breathe?

Tiare
01-14-2003, 09:52 AM
Some people do, some don't (bad breath).

raniali
01-14-2003, 10:09 AM
i never experienced 'keto-breath', but i could tell by the way my urine smelled. i used keto-stix when i first started keto dieting, but found that they become unnecessary as you are able recognize the subtle differences in your body when keto turns on.

galileo
01-14-2003, 10:25 AM
My breath wasn't bad, but I tasted a metallic flavor. I could always tell because when it hit the nausea from no carbs stopped. Ketostix are something I wouldn't waste my cash on. If you were a good little monster and didn't eat any carbs, you'll get in without too much hassle.

Bryan
01-14-2003, 10:59 AM
I just afraid that i didnt eat enough fat!

galileo
01-14-2003, 02:36 PM
Eat more fat then.


I should win some kind of award for this stuff!

Blood&Iron
01-14-2003, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by galileo
Ketostix are something I wouldn't waste my cash on.
Pfft. They cost like $5 for 100. IMO they're the easiest, most reliable means of knowing.

But the fruity/metallic taste in your mouth, and (for me) a brief feeling of euphoria (I still felt ****ty, though) once I hit ketosis were also tell-tale signs.

Stray
01-14-2003, 04:36 PM
Funny thing, I have a bush on the side of my house that I named Ketostick that I pee on all the time when I get drunk.

As for the topic on hand....yeah metalic taste and funny smelling urine.

Thor
01-17-2003, 12:50 AM
urine sniffers!!

Fudomyo
01-19-2003, 10:48 PM
galileo: rofl

Man, I was wondering where my dry mouth was coming from. Thanks FrusWeighted.

Kama45
01-24-2003, 01:26 AM
How long does it approximately take to get into keto?

the doc
01-24-2003, 06:21 AM
it shouldn't take lo9nger than a few days

one caveat to the ketostix, high water consumption will dilute out your urine ketone concentrations to below levels of detection

also, glutamine makes me fly out of ketosis (it is an excellent glucose precursor)

HANSEL
01-24-2003, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by Bryan
I just started keto today and was wondering if theres anyway to tell once you're in keto?

Your Brain will stop working......

raniali
01-24-2003, 10:04 AM
that's completely wrong ... actually mental acuity can increase in keto.

the doc
01-24-2003, 11:17 AM
yes, some people experience some "brain fog" for a day or two as the body adjusts to using ketones and acetyl CoA as primary fuels, but this should subside fairly rapidly to sharp, clear thinking

Fenbay
01-24-2003, 11:29 AM
So taking creatine with glutamine in it post workouts will not let you get into ketosis ???

the doc
01-24-2003, 01:04 PM
creatine has no effect on ketogenesis

glutamine does kick me out of ketosis for several hours