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Old 06-28-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Ketosis... smell?

Hi all... I am LC since Saturday (6/25)!

Random/odd questions...

What is the smell of ketosis that people keep mentioning? I am smelling like a sweet, musky smelling scent... not sure if it is my breath or what... but it is not pretty. What does ketosis it smell like??
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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That would depend. Some people talk about bad breath, stinky pee or stinky sweat.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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It might be all of the above! But, my main concern... this is normal?
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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It might be all of the above! But, my main concern... this is normal?
Yup. Totally. Most people on here talk about it. There is a thread here somewhere dedicated entirely to "stinky pee". And lots of threads about bad breath.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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My pee in ketosis smells like popcorn. The taste of my breathe is different - the smell is kind of sweet and a bit like pears to me.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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My pee in ketosis smells like popcorn. The taste of my breathe is different - the smell is kind of sweet and a bit like pears to me.
Me too! Was wondering why it wasnt like acetone...lol!
My breath doesnt smell, but it does taste metallic!
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, I'll second the metallic taste. I've always got a metallic taste in my mouth now.
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I imagine my mouth smells like I drank a cocktail made of skunk stank, rusty bolts, and swamp water.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:22 PM   #9
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People say its a chemically smell like apples or acetone. I cannot smell it on myself or others in ketosis though.

I can tell when I'm going into ketosis by my irritability and upper back cramps though.
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Oh yeah, I'll second the metallic taste. I've always got a metallic taste in my mouth now.
last time I had that I was pregnant!
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #11
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Ive noticed that I'm putting on deodorant like 3 times a day lately.
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You can make it go away if you drink scads of water. That will flush out your system and make it all better! I notice the stinky pee and breath and dry mouth when I'm not drinking enough water. Like today. I'm going to go drink a bottle or two now...
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #13
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mouth tasted like I'd been sucking on a lead pipe. But this was only in the mornings. brushing teeth helped.

Urine was kinda oily looking...gross, TMI
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:25 AM   #14
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I noticed the metallic taste a few weeks ago, I thought it was from taking magnesium, so I cut way back on it. I found myself eating all the time to get rid of that awful taste. Finally found info on this site that I had been in ketoses. I lost weight w/ moderate carbs so this was new to me.
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i seem to have been spared the odor of KETOSIS

this time around; except for the urine, which i do not have to share with anyone. No one is shying away from me owing to unpleasant breath or body odor, which did occur when I did ATKINS in the 1970's. There are 2 people at work whom i confided in to tell me if they do notice. so far, so good. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:13 AM   #16
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I had the metallic taste for a while--now I don't seem to notice it. I heard that after sometime and the body adjusts, the smell will go away. My DH likes it better though than 'coffee breath.'
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:15 AM   #17
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I think it does get better. My mouth doesn't taste like a dog slept in it anymore.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:05 AM   #18
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Well I am glad to know that we are all in the same boat! I am just hoping that no one at work can smell me... I am at a relatively new job and I don't want to scare people away just yet!! :P
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oh man, my mouth actually tastes bad. i'm embarrassed to talk too closely to people lol i try to drink a ton of water thinking it'll wash it out, i actually considered bringing my toothbrush to work haha

and when i sweat during my workouts, i stink like my bf after a long day of work... grossss

but whatever, i look good in stink hahaha
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:07 AM   #20
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Oh yeah, I'll second the metallic taste. I've always got a metallic taste in my mouth now.
this! Its so annoying!
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:10 AM   #21
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...going to fill up my water bottle...!
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It gets better as your body adapts to being in ketosis. Sugar free gum or chewing on some fennel seeds helps and of course hydration which you are doing already.
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I keep a toothbrush and toothpaste in my purse.
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It does get better with time but I also started using Certain Dri products and that helped a lot with the funky underarm odor.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:51 PM   #25
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I had the bad taste in my mouth for at least two weeks. NOTHING got rid of it! So glad it's over finally...
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:40 AM   #26
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I always have a sweet taste in my mouth, kind of like artificial sweetner. Helps me know I am in ketosis and I kinda like the sweetness....lol
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My pee in ketosis smells like popcorn. The taste of my breathe is different - the smell is kind of sweet and a bit like pears to me.
popcorn for me too

It's not really strong, but it reminds me of the same smell I had when I was on prenatal vitamins.

I don't get the breath thing or the sweat thing, though.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:31 AM   #28
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Ive noticed that I'm putting on deodorant like 3 times a day lately.
Same here. I haven't noticed any odd mouth tastes or odors other than that.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:35 AM   #29
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I've not had any of this (so I'm told), and I'm on very low carbs. It must be because, as someone said above, I'm drinking sluice-loads of water.

In fact, I'm not bothering with all the science of ketosis, which I find a bit boring. I just think of it as the body burning a bit of fat off--it knows what it's doing.

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Backing off of protein a bit helped my breath. I use breath drops from the dollar store when I feel the need.
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