View Full Version : How to tell if you're in keto

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

I should win some kind of award for this stuff!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)

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......

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

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