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Old 10-04-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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How many days to get into ketosis?

Does anyone how soon after beginning induction one can expect to getinto ketosis? I'm not going to buy those keto test strips and i guess it really doesn't matter, but i'm curious nonetheless...
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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It varies by person but if you are pretty hardcore about your carb intake you should be in ketosis within 7 days. It recently took me 3 days to get back into ketosis after taking a single day off.

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Old 10-04-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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It's definitely YMMV and can vary with diet, exercise etc but the liver takes an average of anywhere from 48-72 hours to release stored glycogen.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #4
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If I go ultra-low in carbs (under 10) it takes me about 3 days to get into ketosis. But, as Lisa said, YMMV
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:54 AM   #5
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It's for sure an individual thing. For me, usually a day and a half to two days.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:56 AM   #6
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If I loaded up on carbs, or have been off low-carb for a while and have a lot of carbs to get out of my system, generally I'm back in ketosis within 3-4 days. By day 5 or 6 any headaches I might have had are gone too.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:51 PM   #7
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If you follow a clean induction, by the third day. Days 3-4 generally suck. Usually by the 5-6 day you feel better. At least in my experience.

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Does anyone how soon after beginning induction one can expect to getinto ketosis? I'm not going to buy those keto test strips and i guess it really doesn't matter, but i'm curious nonetheless...
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:16 PM   #8
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:34 PM   #9
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48 hrs for me. 3-4 days for my Mom
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #10
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I don't do Atkins anymore but I remember the book saying something like 3-4 days. I could be wrong though. Feel free to correct me.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:10 AM   #11
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:06 AM   #12
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3-4 days for me. I'm currently on Day 4 and thrilled! My 4-day headache is almost gone. What a journey!
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:12 AM   #13
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Thanks for asking this question as I want to know too. Today is day 3 for me after being really bad for months. The headache is gone but do not think I'm in ketosis yet. Although I just started so that might mess things up and explain why I've been so hungry despite eating clean. LOL!!

Good news is I have already lost 2 pounds.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:15 AM   #14
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4 days for me. the first few days are brutal then on the 4th day, i wake up feeling FANTASTIC. zero cravings, hunger diminshing & my keto stix start changing colour.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:47 AM   #15
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yeh the transformation from craving all the "devilish" foods to feeling good about yourself in a matter of days is simply amazing! Once I get into diet I seriously cannot stop, the only reason I stopped last time was to gain a bit of weight because I lost too much lol.

The hardest thing is starting it, and the next hardest thing is keeping it up under peer pressure but this becomes easier the longer you are on it. The longer you are on it, the stronger you become.

First time I did it I was eating veggies got in keto about 7 days I think . But I read that if you have under 10g carbs there is good possibility of getting in 2-4 days. I'm currently on 9 carbs, first day on keto, let's see how many days it takes me this time.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #16
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