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Old 12-22-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Cotton mouth! How many carbs do I need to eat?

How many carbs do I need to eat to get rid of cotton mouth?
I have a date this upcoming Sunday, and who knows, I may get a kiss. :blush:
I'm eating very low carb, 13-20 per day.
How many days prior do I need to up my carbs?
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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I don't have a dependable answer to your question, but I think it's going to be at least 24 hours and maybe more. Not only do you have to be out of ketosis, you also have to excrete any remaining ketones.

The problem I see is if you need to do this to be kissed, and the first kiss goes well, and you want to be kissed the next day..... you may never get back on track. I would go for the sugar free breath mints.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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breath spray!!!! My hubby is a smoker,nuff said Breath spray
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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Starting now, I'd drink absolutely LOADS of water. It's the only thing that seems to make it a lot better for me. Usually at about 3 litres and above, it's ok.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:38 PM   #5
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I'm with Loo. Keep the ketosis and get some sf breath saver gum.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #6
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Just tell your date that you are doing a low carb diet and that you are in ketosis and that your breath stinks and then whip out a chart on how the Krebs cycle works...

oh, I guess you may want a SECOND date

Nevermind
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I like SmartMouth Mouthwash. It works best if you start several days before you need it. i.e. a date.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:59 PM   #8
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I'm with Loo on this one. Get those tiny SUPER STRONG sugar free Smints! And stay in ketosis!
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I don't think my breath is a problem (I hope), but I don't want my kiss to be like kissing sand paper. Does Biotin or dry mouth products help with this? It is quite severe. Wouldn't upping my carbs up to 30 or 40 make a bit of difference? My mouth is seriously like a desert.
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I don't think my breath is a problem (I hope), but I don't want my kiss to be like kissing sand paper. Does Biotin or dry mouth products help with this? It is quite severe. Wouldn't upping my carbs up to 30 or 40 make a bit of difference? My mouth is seriously like a desert.
Biotin is for hair and nails. Don't think it has anything to do with dry mouth. I have been taking it for a couple years and never noticed it helping with ketosis cotton mouth. You would have to up your carbs enough to bring you out of ketosis and I don't think you want that. Just drink tons of water. And sucking on those tiny sugar free mints will make your mouth salivate so might still be helpful while being inconspicuos.
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I don't think my breath is a problem (I hope), but I don't want my kiss to be like kissing sand paper.
Ah, I thought you meant the more typical ketone breath. I don't get dry mouth from ketosis, but the cure is probably the same, lots of water and mints rather than risking going off plan.

But if that's what you want to do, I would start a day ahead and probably more than 100 carbs.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:26 AM   #12
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Biotin is for hair and nails.
Sorry, I meant Biotene. It's a dry mouth product. I did 43 carbs yesterday. It was hard trying to find that many carbs in my fridge. 2.5 tablespoons of cashew butter helped me out. I gained 2 oz.

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