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Old 09-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Does the metallic taste ever go away?!

I'm totally happy with my food so I don't really want to change anything. I don't know what my carb count is really.

I know why I have the metallic taste, but man it's driving me nutso these days. Will it ever go away?!
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Mine is coupled with dry-mouth from one of my meds. Maybe it tastes like dry metal? I don't know - but it kinda sucks.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:30 AM   #3
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Yes it will eventually.

Increasing water will help but not totally, you still taste the keotone effect...

Also a low carb alternative to chewing gum is chewing mint leaves! I actually do that
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:36 AM   #4
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Drinking more water helps sometimes. I actually don't mind the metal taste b/c it's a sure-fire way to know that I'm definitely in ketosis. I'm sure I'll get sick of it eventually. :P

Rochester mentioned dry mouth. I've been waking up every morning with the most awful dry mouth. I'll drink 2 bottles of water before I even leave the house every morning. It's like I need an IV drip while I sleep. I don't think I'm dehydrated since I'm drinking 140-200 oz. of water a day but that dry mouth in the a.m. is a killer.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:40 AM   #5
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It's odd....I never had that metallic taste even through induction.am I the only one?
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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It's been three weeks and the ketobreath haunts me on and off all day, I hate it.

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I'm totally happy with my food so I don't really want to change anything. I don't know what my carb count is really.

I know why I have the metallic taste, but man it's driving me nutso these days. Will it ever go away?!
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:52 AM   #7
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It's odd....I never had that metallic taste even through induction.am I the only one?
I have never had the metallic taste either.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:12 AM   #8
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It never goes away (metal-breath) ..at least not for me
/just posted in another thread that i live w/ a bottle of water within reach ..including the nightstand
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:21 AM   #9
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I'm in my third week and still have a bit of metallic taste in my mouth. It's not really that bothersome for me.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:30 AM   #10
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I have the metallic taste and the dry mouth. I drink a lot of water and have been in ketosis, more or less, for 6 months.

The metallic taste, to me ... tastes like ...

... victory ...

I don't mind it.

This is my theory on the dry mouth thing: If you take a bath, you get all pruny. It's because the water leaches water from your body. Being in water dehydrates you. A low carb diet is already a bit of a diuretic. Drinking a lot of water during the day is likely leaching water from your system from the inside. It makes you pee more and gives you a dryer mouth, but ... it also gives your body more water and a greater cycle of the stuff. Makes you a more efficient machine.

This theory is based on the random ideas of a creative mind. It's my rationale. It could be 1000% wrong, but ... I like it. I would be curious to know the truth, though.

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Old 09-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #11
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I remember when I used to do atkins that i would get that and it seemed like drinking a lot of water would help. I don't think I ever got it unless I was in ketosis. However now I just kind of try to keep a low level of carbs in my day and don't really try for ketosis. After reading a lot I think just avoiding the huge insulin spikes associated with sugars and carbs. On a given day that will average around about 50 carbs and I can still lose weight.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:05 PM   #12
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I still have metal mouth sometimes and I find that sipping on a SF lemonade helps me.
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I remember when I used to do atkins that i would get that and it seemed like drinking a lot of water would help. I don't think I ever got it unless I was in ketosis. However now I just kind of try to keep a low level of carbs in my day and don't really try for ketosis. After reading a lot I think just avoiding the huge insulin spikes associated with sugars and carbs. On a given day that will average around about 50 carbs and I can still lose weight.
Well it's the same here. I allow up to 60 grams and it doesn't matter. I still get the metallic taste. It's like sucking on a penny.
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I only had it my first few weeks. That was years ago. Low carb also cured my underarm odor (as in...the world won't end now if I forget to apply after a shower).

Someone once said the keto breath is more common if you eat a lot of protein. I have no idea if that's true...I usually get 70-80 grams.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:37 AM   #15
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unless u have too much iron in your diet (hahaha)....

water is the best answer. It usually goes away after a few weeks. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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I have never had the metallic taste either.
Me either. I do drink a lot of water though... Even with all the water I drink I still wake up with dry mouth too. When I first get up, before I do anything else in the morning I drink 24 oz of water.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:44 AM   #17
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I only had it my first few weeks. That was years ago. Low carb also cured my underarm odor (as in...the world won't end now if I forget to apply after a shower).

Someone once said the keto breath is more common if you eat a lot of protein. I have no idea if that's true...I usually get 70-80 grams.
I do probably eat a lot of protein, but I'm not really sure what a lot is. I eat fat, meat, and vegetables basically. Once in awhile I add cheese. Once in a very while I eat fruit. I wouldn't know how to cut down on the protein. I mean what would be left? I'd be a vegetarian or something (no thanks).
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