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Old 01-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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5 Hour Energy???

Has anybody used 5 Hour Energy during Induction? I have used them for years and love the boost I get from them, but I don't know if they are legal during this phase. The nutrition label says 0 carbs or sugar...Advice please...
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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Generally speaking once you do induction, you don't NEED them anymore. Induction -- by itself -- increases your energy levels, and gets rid of the "afternoon slump" that the energy-drinks are supposed to fight.

I'd recommend skipping them for now, if you can get by without them, because stimulants (eg: caffeine) can cause insulin spikes for some people, even without carbs present. I've never taken the 5-hour energy drinks, but I've been around some people who have, and based on observations, granted second-hand, it seems to me that it might interfere with insulin levels.

See if you can do the 2 weeks "clean"... and THEN, once you're through and enjoying the better energy of ketosis, you can evaluate whether you want to try re-introducing them. (You'll also have a "clean" baseline to work from, and evaluate whether they effect you in terms of weight-loss, insulin spikes/crashes, etc -- which you can't do if you don't go off them first.)
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